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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
Shrimp away

Well I will tell you I'm not much on Mexican food but the shrimp they have is one of the best shrimp flavores I've had the food I'd great with great service but be warned only served 2 days a week if shrimp is what you prefer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well I will tell you I'm not much on Mexican food but the shrimp they have is one of the best shrimp flavores I've had the food I'd great with great service but be warned only served 2 days a week if shrimp is what you prefer.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Margarita Monday is a great local experience. This family run place is fun, friendly and packed with interesting people. Margaritas are well made and priced right and the service is excellent. Did not eat the food on this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good, had flour chips I've never had anywhere else. Margaritas were amazing, I guess they use a homemade mix. They definitely give you bang for you buck in the alcohol department. I had a steak and my wife had the Halibut. Hands down best steak and fish in this AREA! Must try. Great service!

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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
2 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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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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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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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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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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