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El Ranchito Michoacano

1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-6936
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Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Waukegan
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood
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Gurnee, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were looking for a good Mexican restaurant close to home that had authentic Mexican food for Cinco De Mayo. So many of the ones we went to closed, moved or just plain changed. I called a few days before to make reservations and they were happy to change them as I had to call again because our numbers kept... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is real mexican food. This is not texmex or taco bell style. Was surprised to find this here North of Chicago.

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our son wanted Mexican food after his graduation from Navy Boot Camp. We picked El Ranchito Michoacana because of the reviews here. When we arrived, there was another Navy grad and his family eating there also. The people were friendly. The service was good and quick. The chips and hot sauce were good and refilled when needed. The food was... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This lovely place has to be the cleanest and most classy mexican restaurants in the area. The staff is most welcoming and the owners are always around to see how your meal is going (they dont wait until after you pay like most joints) my husband and i love that! The food is 5 star restaurant quality for a very... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great little find. The shrimp and pineapple dish was amazing! Tasty and fresh guacamole. Would definitely recommend! :

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and haven't yet been disappointed. The breakfast Chilaquiles with Asada are pretty good!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Attended my Son's Navy gradution at the Great Lakes NAS - his first time off base in 8 weeks and he asked for good Mexican. This place delivered it. Excellent service, friendly, great tasting food. The sauces were spicy, as they should be. The presentation was good, and the price....under $50 for four including tax, tip, and a Modelo. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

As good as it gets! Best that we've had since we lived on the Mexican border. Highly recommended! Service was great! Atmosphere was friendly and warm.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Fresh made to order tortillas are a treat every time we go here. The owners are super friendly once you've been a couple of times. Have had many dishes and not a bad one yet. Once you go here you will never go back to Tacos El Nobody.

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Waukegan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

El Ranchito Michoacano is my favorite Mexican restaurant. My husband & I were overjoyed when they reopened last year. The food & service is always great. The owners always recognize us and make us feel like they're happy to see us again. That attitude isn't always easy to find! We also like the fact that they deliver! I think it's... More

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