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El Rancherito

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4303 Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL
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  • 13
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheese and chips

Saw restaurant on trip advisor and thought I would give it a shot. Very quick service chips came immediately waiter was very helpful in ordering(allergic to tomatoes ) Food was hot and very tasty would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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mitchell, IN, United States
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like authentic Mexican food, I highly recommend this restaurant for its atmosphere and prompt service

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I just returned to our hotel room after eating here. At the suggestion of the waitress and a trip advisor review, we did try the Molajete. We also ordered the carnitas to share. I will have to say that the carnitas were much better and a lot less messy. We could have just splitt the carnitas and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was back in town for my brothers birthday and our family was catching up from MONTHS of not seeing each other and 5 minutes after we finished eating (we still had plates on our table) we were asked to leave so they could have our table for another party. FURIOUS. The party waiting was also rudely watching us as... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I just returned to our hotel after eating at El Rancherito! Our friendly, very helpful waitress, Marisol, recommended 'Molcajete' to share as a meal. We had enough food to feed 3 people! The Molcajete was very, very tasty, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Here we are stuffed in Mt Vernon and would highly recommend El Rancherito for... More 

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mitchell, IN, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Saw restaurant on trip advisor and thought I would give it a shot. Very quick service chips came immediately waiter was very helpful in ordering(allergic to tomatoes ) Food was hot and very tasty would go back again.

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Mitchell, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice decor and clean. Service quick and friendly. They checked back often. The food was good and there was plenty of it. If you go there get a piece crispy cornbread. Maybe even two because it is outstanding. I will go back.

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Cape Girardeau, MO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We arrived a little after the lunch rush, and there were still quite a few patrons. The place is very dimly lit, which takes a moment to adjust to, but once you do it is very festive! Our waitress arrived quickly and served our drinks, chips and yummy salsa. The menu is HUGE, so it took us a while to... More 

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Pleasant View, TN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was great.....We just happened to be traveling through on Sunday at lunch. They offer a buffet on Sundays.......and it was really good. We are adding it to our "must stops" when we are traveling through now!!!

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place should offer frequent eater miles, because we go alot! Love the chips and salsa, fajitas are great, pollo loco is a must! You won't leave hungry- promise!

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GlacierView
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

aweful Mexican overpriced food.sucky service and dirty floors, ripped seat cushions...:((( I have nothing else to say....bad....yup...just bad

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4303 Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?