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El Rancho Inn-Steak & Lobster

1457 E Mariposa Rd, Stockton, CA
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Ranked #2 of 457 restaurants in Stockton
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Armenian
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The El Rancho is the kind of place you wish you'd discovered sooner. Steaks are simply "The Best". I can't fully understand how they maintain this consistence standard of excellence but they do. The wait staff is simply supurb! I feel pampered on each visit. If it's a top flight steak you're yearning for, this is the place.

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Stockton, Ca USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We recently ate at El Rancho. I am not a big steak lover and when we go, I have ordered the lobster. This time, I decided to try the fried prawns. These hand breaded prawns were like mini lobsters and absolutely delicious! The El Rancho meal includes a good salad and a baked potato and wonderful onion rings. My only... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

El Rancho has been a staple for the area for deacades. Simple but excellent fare., Quality steaks, served with salad and potatoes and cooked to perfetion. You see themeat in the cooler as you place your order and can order the thickness you want. I't's slightly expensive, but worth the cost.

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Stockton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I had the ribeye steak dinner, salad and fresh baked bread. The food is really good and it was the best steak I ever had. The owner Ray is a real nice guy and the waitress was very pleasant. We didn't have to wait long at all.

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Clearwater, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I didn't know anything about Stockton but when asked, all locals said the best restaurant was this one. They were probably right. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Portions were huge. You can pick your own steak if you want to. Everything was very fresh. So if you are in Stockton and want a very pleasant night out, this would be... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great steak! Great staff! A wonderful dessert! A perfect, classic steak house experience. The decor was basic but the food food was traditional, perfectly cooked steak.

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

A great dinner. The prices might seem a bit expensive, but great bread, a relish tray, a large baked potato, onion rings, a large full salad, and a steak that was very large and scrumptious. There is plenty of value in this meal. All I could do to finish it. Flavor was spot on, cooked exactly to order. Service was... More

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Mountain View, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Love the steak and lobster dinners here. They give you salad and bread with your meal. My steak and lobster was cooked to perfection. Not many choices but very good food. I go here at least every other month and would go more often if it were a bit more affordable.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Why did I never know about this place before? I get to Stockton every couple of years but did not discover this until last year. This family-run place does not advertise; they don't need to. Steak is what they do and do it exceptionally well. If you cavil at the prices, be aware that the meal comes with about every... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have been going to El Rancho for lunch and dinner for approx. 2 months now. The place is packed for Lunch and the same for dinner. I am from Houston, Tx and have been to many top rated steak houses. this restaurant ranks with any in Houston. Ray and his cooks (staff) know how to cook a steak the... More

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