We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Rancherito

4303 Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 61 restaurants in Mount Vernon
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
    11
    4
    5
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cape Girardeau, MO
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pleasant View, TN
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
GlacierView
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The inside is bright, colorful, clean and larger than it appears. The four of us enjoyed the chips and salsa and ample, delicious platters of food for dinner. Service was fast and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I travel weekly to Mt. Vernon and am a little burned out on the restaurNts. I'm not sure why I hadn't tried this little find before. Great chips and salsa, everything fresh. I had the tortilla soup that was INCREDIBLE for $6.99. Lots of chicken, flavorful broth, fresh avocado and lime. It was just so delicious! Two trips, both very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very efficient service, the ambience is nice with artwork from Mexico. Food is very good and not pricey.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Frankford, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is one of the best Mexican resturants in the MTV area, the chimichangas are great! I would recommend hihgly

Was this review helpful? Yes
IL
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Atmoshere is authentic. Very friendly staff. Always helpful. Prices are reasonable. Service is fast. Almost too fast. Don't order until you are actually ready to eat, because it'll be out in 5 minutes. Burritos and Chimichangas are good. Excellent chips, salsa, guacamole, and white cheese sauce.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Not expecting Gourmet, so was pleased. I like hot salsa & the waiter was more than happy to bring some from the kitchen that met my expectations. Nice atmosphere, right off Exit 95 coming from the south on Hwy. 57. Burrito I had was good. Certainly would go back if thru this area again.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Rancherito also viewed

Mount Vernon, IL
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Been to El Rancherito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Rancherito, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing