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El Ranchito Restaurant

3048 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2015
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Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Riverbank
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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