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El Ranchito

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2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
352-341-0707
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Not What it Use to Be

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Pamela M
,
Florida
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Hernando, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food is always good quality, good quantity, and well prepared. Service is friendly and excellent. Atmosphere is wonderful and the Margaritas are really good. We eat there often. One of our favorite spots to eat.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have eaten here many times. Most of the time, the food is pretty good, but once or twice, it just wasn't that great. If you want to travel about 20 miles, go to Ocala for Mexican food.

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Lecanto, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I love El Ranchito. I highly recommend the fajitas, fajita casadillas, and the enchiladas supreme. It is a small place but it's very clean and the servers are very friendly. There can be a bit of a language barrier if you don't speak Spanish but the menus are easy to order from with corresponding numbers. The prices are very inexpensive... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food is good and portions are adequate, the service is always with a smile. The carry out order is always correct and on time. Nothing special but always good.

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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

Questions & Answers

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