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21 Sturgis Corner Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246
319-338-4324
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English first
Fairfield, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Best quality food and intense margharita! Never dissappointed, consistent great food, great service !!! I come once a week from Fairfield and love it!!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had lunch there about half dozen times with my co-workers, they love this place, and so do I. I have promised my family I would take them there, and finally I had chance to do this. My kids love this place! Food is delicious, and served quickly. I think this is best Mexican restaurant in the town

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I used to frequent this place when I lived in IC 8 years ago. Sadly, the food is not as good as it once was. Chips and salsa are still tasty and they have big beers and margaritas but, the actual food is not the best. My chicken enchiladas were very dry. I think I can make better mexican food... More

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st louis, mo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Recommended by the Hampton Inn down the block, and we were very pleased. The margarita was splendid. My husband had a lavish taco salad, and I had a delicious "quesadilla fajita." The waiter recommended the steak filling, and he was right. The tortilla was fresh and thin, and the filling (grilled steak, onions, tomato, and green pepper) was delicious. Just... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This Restaurant has been around for quit some time. It has great food and plenty of it. Good Margaritas and reasonably priced. I recommend there Fajitas.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Reasonably priced. good food. What more do you need? Atmosphere was ordinary, but the great food and beer prices made up for it.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My spouse and I went here this past Saturday. While the food is consistently good, the staff has some issues regarding the customers. The TV was tuned to a Spanish speaking soccer game. Why not an English speaking channel when it was obvious that the customers were not of latin decent? We left with a bad taste in our mouths.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Good prices & good food...fast... Do not understand bad reviews...eat here regularly and it is great

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Iowa City, Iowa
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259 reviews 259 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We've gone to this Mexican restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, it's filling and reasonably priced. The "hotness" is just enough without it overpowering the taste. It's never a problem for substitutions either - my husband prefers the cheese sauce over the red/green sauce. Today we had the Burrito Grande and... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

These people will put anything on the table in front of you, regardless of what's on the plate! The sanitation is highly in question.

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Additional Information about El Ranchero

Address: 21 Sturgis Corner Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone Number: 319-338-4324
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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