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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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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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Beverly Hills, Florida
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For a Mexican Place, you can't go wrong, always consistent. Great staff and service, been here and for delivery. Orders are correct every time.

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place used to be the bomb! Last several visits I've noticed the quality & quantity have got worse. The salsa is way too runny. You are better off going to Don Pepe's in Dunnellon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Best guacamole I have had outside Mexico for only three fifty. Place was definitely not yuppieville and had a wee bit of character. Service was good and food best in FL outside of Miami. Enchchilads not Tex-Mex or New Mexican but quite good.

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Inverness, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?