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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
Most recent review
Local, Family Owned

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Valley51
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Central San Joaquin Valley, CA
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?