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1481 Wesel Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 240-420-2842
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Ranked #24 of 205 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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English first
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

El ranchero is consistently great food. The wait staff is very quick to fill the dining needs. On the last visit the waitress seemed to have a very big problem understanding what I was ordering and needing. This is not normally the case though.

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Husband and I stopped here for an impromptu lunch date. Service was beyond fast, lunch prices were unbeatable. Sweet tea was very very good. We sat down and were given chips and salsa immediately. The salsa is quite addictive. My husband had the Salsa Verde Enchilada Plate, I had traditional beef Enchiladas is red sauce. I added hot sauce to... More 

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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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