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El Ranchito Michoacano

Mexican, American, Seafood
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1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-6936
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
authentic hispanic food

This small well kept nicely decorated restaurant has an amazing variety on its menu. Good prices and friendly staff. The owner is the chef. This was a unexpected surprise as to food choices and quality. would definitely recommend it. Also has a small bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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north port florida
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north port florida
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This small well kept nicely decorated restaurant has an amazing variety on its menu. Good prices and friendly staff. The owner is the chef. This was a unexpected surprise as to food choices and quality. would definitely recommend it. Also has a small bar.

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love this restaurant. We've always had great meals here. They tend to have unusual specials that have never disappointed. I particarly like their seafood casserole.

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new jersey
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were searching for a late lunch near Great Lakes, and after reading review from Trip Advisor we decided to try it. Excellent service, clean and the food was fresh and authentic. We started with margaritas that was great and not overly sweet or processed. We shared a chicken quesadilla as an appetizer, which was light and fresh. As our... More 

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Davenport, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had civiche tostada for app and it was probably the best I've ever had, very fresh!!! Tounge tacos were also very good and tender and flavorful. Fish tacos very good. Sons steak tacos awesome. Rice and beans on spot. Only complaint is their table salsa wasn't that good and green sauce was so acidic I couldn't eat it. But... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my mother, (a great Mexican cook), last Friday afternoon. It was quiet and we were seated promptly. The margaritas were great, nice and strong. The chips were fresh and the salsas were smokey, and delicious. I ordered a skirt steak and enchiladas. Both were great just like moms makes. My mom had the ceviche... More 

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IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were seated right away on a Saturday night. Very friendly staff. Nice, clean, but not opulent ambiance. Ordered chips and salsa to start, chips were fresh and salsa and peppers were very delish. Hubby ordered the Mole Chicken and it did not disappoint. I asked for the waitresses recommendation, she suggested the Camarones Al Queso, it was the perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great menu. Fajitas, rabbit, and lengua all were great. Homemade tortillas brought back memories of getting fresh tortillas in Mexico. Loved it!

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Gurnee, Illinois
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: (847) 623-6936

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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