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El Ranchito

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2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
352-341-0707
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: I'm not sure if this is affiliated with the El Ranchito in Crystal River...
I'm not sure if this is affiliated with the El Ranchito in Crystal River. It could be a local chain, but I couldn't find a corporate web site.
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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing special in either food or drink, but it is close to the Movie's

I'd seen it a million times and never gone in. Was early for a movie so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a small place, the service and food at best were average or below, and the Margarita I ordered tasted like a very cheap premixed cocktail served out of a 5 gallon jug that had been open... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Michael T
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Inverness, Florida
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Inverness, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'd seen it a million times and never gone in. Was early for a movie so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a small place, the service and food at best were average or below, and the Margarita I ordered tasted like a very cheap premixed cocktail served out of a 5 gallon jug that had been open... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was once one of my favorite restaurants in Inverness. After a couple of years, oh how things change. There was a completely different staff and they were not at the same level as the previous servers. Chips and queso is always a must for us and we always order it right away when we order our drinks, we had... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our first time here. We had a taste for Mexican cuisine and our friends suggested this restaurant. Staff was friendly and food was prepared and served quickly. Our friends really liked their chips and salsa. I had their chicken ranching and it was delicious. Prices were reasonable. All in all a nice little place that we will probably... More 

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Beverly Hills
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not worth going there. I ordered and took take out for my husband and he said it sucks. My friend's ice tea was really water down. The food tasted like fast food. Yuk.

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

they still pack a crowd serving reasonably priced meals but the meals aren't as flavorful as they use to be. Salsa didn't have much of a kick or much of anything else other than tomato sauce. I had a taco salad but again no flavor plus skimpy serving compared to comparable restaurants in surrounding counties.

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Beverly Hills
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food was just ok and they give you plenty. The nacho's and salsa were good but skip the margarita. The margarita was mostly sour mix and was really terrible.

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Nijkerk, Gelderland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food was tasteless. The presentation was poor. The rose wine was a kind of strange red color. In this whole area we never did have diner so disappointing .

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Inverness, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Since we were raised in Los Angeles, Mexican food has been an important part of our "comfort food" list. We've recently moved to Inverness, FL and El Ranchito has been the only Mexican restaurant we've found. Went to dinner on a Tuesday night and it was doing a good business. They only have wine and beer, so my husband and... More 

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Inverness, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fast service and excellent food. We have eaten there many times and also gotten takeout. Their guacamole is the best. Not fancy but has a great clientele of local people.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This small Mexican Restaurant is in a strip mall. It is not fancy but the food is excellent. We enjoyed a great lunch. Of course we started off with the Cheese dip. White melted yummy cheese. I had the Quesadilla at $5.75 (Lunch price.) Even though this is a chicken quesadilla and there are no substitutions I asked for vegetable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 352-341-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

I'm not sure if this is affiliated with the El Ranchito in Crystal River. It could be a local chain, but I couldn't find a corporate web site.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?