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1481 Wesel Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 240-420-2842
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Ranked #27 of 203 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $25
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Been twice and happy with the authenticity factor. Honestly, for me, When you walk in and see Hispanics families eating there, you know something is good. It's like going to a BBQ house and having African American clientele. That should tell you something good is coming out of the kitchen. Good food , service. Plenty of help on staff.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went to El Ranchero over the weekend while in Hagerstown. We went to the one on Dual Highway, but I did not see a location listed for anything other than the one on Wesel. The food tasted amazing and everything arrived promptly after ordering. The wait staff was wonderful and the place just looked neat inside. Would highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Met some friends at their recommendation. We were the first in the door for lunch and quickly seated. The service was good with the waiter checking up on us through our visit. The food came out quickly & was smoking hot. The presentation and taste was so/so at best. Being a Mexican food lover I'd say Taco Bell has tastier... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I used to go to the El Ranchero on Wesel Blvd. but once they moved across the street to the new location, they seemed to have lost something in the move. Food and drinks became very average when they used to be really tasty and the margaritas were actually more than just mixer on ice. But this review is for... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

So, the menu has changed and it also appears so has the management. Chicken was almost completely absent from my chicken chimichanga, but covered with a huge dollop of cheap sour cream. Steak fajitas were smelly - and not in a good way. Chips were stale. What happened? The quality used to be so much better.

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Another new restaurant and I usually go when they first open then again in a few months to note the changes. My first visit I almost decided not to go back but my husband decided differently. I was very pleased on my second Dinner. Food was hot when served, spices just right, good amount of food for the money. Love... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great Mexican food and THE BEST margaritas around. Mmm... I'm hungry just thinking about it. We go there once to twice per month. Say hi to Albert... tell him Steve and Tanna sent you.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

El Ranchero is nothing special. It's your quintessential Mexican food place, with all the same entrees. Not bad, but not exceptional either.

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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went the other night to celebrate a friend's birthday. This branch of the restaurant is in the old Blockbuster Video store on Dual Highway. It is cute and lots of parking. The chips and salsa are good. We went because of the birthday and the $1.99 margaritas. They are good (get the frozen). But the food is just okay.... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

El Ranchero is a nice place. The staff is friendly and the menu is exensive and affordably priced. I had the chicken taco salad and it was delicious - everyone in the group of four that I was with enjoyed their meal and who doesn't love free tortilla chips, really. There isn't anything that sets this restaurant apart as unique,... More 

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Additional Information about EL RANCHERO

Address: 1481 Wesel Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone Number: +1 240-420-2842
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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