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El Ranchito Restaurant

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3048 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2015
209-869-0196
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Two words: EL RANCHITO!

I've been eating at El Ranchito since the 1960s when it was a one-room place with pink vinyl booths and a sign tacked to the wall that said (sic), "Please no profound language." I wanted to have my wedding rehearsal dinner here but certain people nixed it, saying it wasn't 'nice enough.' Fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2013
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

You have wrong menu listed! You have wrong menu, incorrect menu on your website.... Wrong menu listed... Wrong menu listed for El Ranchito Restaurant in Riverbank Calif 3048 Atchison street.

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Central San Joaquin Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Eating at El Ranchito is always a great experience. Throughout the years they have stayed tru to their customers and themselves.

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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Food was good but not the best I've ever had. I would not go out of my way to eat here. The food is just average, that said the service is very good and they were all very polite and friendly! All and all I have nothing negative to say.

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Riverbank, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have been coming here over 35 years and wonderful Mexican food. Wonderful to see the family owned place grow from parents and now run by children. Love their Margaritas and if you go on Mondays you can get your Margaritas for half price (in the bar area only). They make their own chips, salsa and guacamole is great! Generous portions... More 

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San Francisco, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have been eatting here for over 30 years! It is so nice to know the family and see how the children have taken over. The food is great! Margaritas on the rocks too! I love the chicken enchiladia suisa. You always get soup and a salad with every meal. Another wonderful item is the chile verde. I have never... More 

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Oakdale, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Started eating here back in the mid 80's when it was a small house and had been written up in Bon Appetit magazine all the sauces were made from scratch by grandma and you felt like you came home to have a meal with family on Sunday. We go back every ten years to see if it has changed but... More 

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Sonora, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I have been dinning at this family run restaurant for 35 years besides watching the family grow the restaurant has grown also, in size and customers. The food is the real thing when it comes to the taste.I have traveled to Mexico many times and haven't had food this good. You can come dressed any way you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I've been eating at El Ranchito since the 1960s when it was a one-room place with pink vinyl booths and a sign tacked to the wall that said (sic), "Please no profound language." I wanted to have my wedding rehearsal dinner here but certain people nixed it, saying it wasn't 'nice enough.' Fair enough back then, but now......no visit to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We discovered this restaurant decades ago when we lived in the area and it was just a small house that had a counter and a few tables where you waited outside the door and slowly inched your way in till a table/counter space was available. Visited again to see if the grilled camarones were still excellent and can advise that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

good but fading

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3048 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverbank
  • Phone Number: 209-869-0196

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?