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El Rancherito Mexican Restaurant

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307 N 36th St, Ste 213, Quincy, IL 62301-3760
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

We really enjoy the food and drink offerings at El Rancherito. The food is very good and the price is no more than should be expected

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Randy S
Huntley, Illinois
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would give this one more try.. Well it was worse than our last visit. Service was slow and food Luke warm. We order tamales and they were the worst some type of sauce on them. The tacos were just filed with beef and nothing else. The salsa is just tomatoes that have been blended up. Stay away.

Thank Lostandhungry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always get the steak fajita's... They serve a lot of food, go hungry.. The beans are creamy and tasteful... Excellent cheese sauce... Margarita's are very good!

Thank lameyer91
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Always quick to seat you. Food comes out almost as you finish saying your order. Today was chimichanga cuatas.

Thank Dolly L
Huntley, Illinois
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We really enjoy the food and drink offerings at El Rancherito. The food is very good and the price is no more than should be expected

Thank Randy S
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten in all the Mexican Restaurants in town. This one is the most consistent. The staff is kid friendly and the food is good and arrives in a timely manner. The fajitas are great. Only one I will go to.

Thank Barbara T
Quincy, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

New to town, I have searched the internet for restaurant recommendations and El Rancherito was high on the list. I gave them an extra point due to the fact that we showed up for a late lunch around 2 p.m. and feel that they were caught off guard The salsa was basically tomatoes and no spices. The waiter was more... More 

Thank emilyerin918
Quincy, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The restaurant is tucked away in a shopping area. Easy parking generally and the service is prompt. No menu item really stands out in my opinion. Very typical of other restaurants of this type. If your looking for Mexican this is but one of several options in the area.

Thank Warren E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ordered the 4.99 express lunch of taco rice and beans. Had a choice of several items. In about 4 minutes the plate was sitting in front of me hot and good. The service was good with a quick drink refill. Busy at lunchtime but that was still good service. Watch the parking lot as it is very busy with everything... More 

1 Thank One2travelUsa
La Belle, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Everything about the restaurant was great. The atmosphere, the happily-busy wait staff, the food, oh my, the food! I loved the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, and Paella for entrée. Very well done! I will be a frequent visitor.

1 Thank MrPeaDubya
Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

New in town and stopped at El Rancherito for an early supper. Service was good, food arrived quickly. Nothing special, just your typical American Mexican restaurant. had Carnitas and a margarita. Both were OK, but nothing special. I've had carnitas in probably 30 different restaurants in half a dozen different states because if a mexican restaurant can't handle carnitas, they... More 

1 Thank yardboz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 N 36th St, Ste 213, Quincy, IL 62301-3760
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: 217-228-2182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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