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El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
989-732-0307
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Description: opened a few months ago

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Mexican food in Gaylord

The food was good and there is a large selection of menu items to choose from. Better than corporate Mexican places. The atmosphere was friendly and the food good.Portion sizes were more than adequate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Dave J
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Elkhart, Indiana
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Elkhart, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The food was good and there is a large selection of menu items to choose from. Better than corporate Mexican places. The atmosphere was friendly and the food good.Portion sizes were more than adequate.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Gaylord Michigan and this restaurant is right next door. You can walk out the side door of the hotel and be at the restaurant. Walked in and I was quickly seated by a nice woman at the front door. I asked to sit at the bar and she gladly turned the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great chips and salsa. Had a chicken quesadilla for dinner. Food was great but the service was horrid. Had to keep asking for more chips and salsa and drink refills. It was almost as if they were rationing them. Im used to mexican restaurants where the staff is paying attention to their tables. We didnt have anyone even ask how... More 

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Portland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hockey team lunch during our tournament trip. We made reservations well in advance. Seating was a little cramped, but other than that everything was good! Food and drinks were delicious and service was pretty fast considering the size of our group (60+). Location was great as it was right next door to our hotel (Holiday Inn Express) and we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were really hungry after skiing all day and the food was amazing. Chicken enchiladas Verde's and with red sauce were awesome. Will definitely come back next time we go through Gaylord!

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Gaylord, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Seems that living in Northern MI means you can't handle the heat. I've found that most of the Mexican food is mild in comparison to what I'm use to. I love TexMex and it's not here by no means. The food is decent at this restaurant and the only Mexican Restaurant I'll go to in Gaylord. I find it to... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The service was a little lacking. Our server had very limited personality. A smile or some eye contact would have been nice. The food was really good, but the waiter never came back or refilled our chips and salsa or my coffee. Had to track down another waiter for my husband to get another beer. Prices were reasonable and quantity... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped into El Rancho after being away from the area for 4+ years and we were treated to another great meal and terrific service. I had the La Superior plate and my husband had the beef burrito plate. Both came out super fast and tasted great. Their chile rellenos are awesome! Try the Shrimp Diablo, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Unbelievable menu, great salsa and chips. Had the Loco Burrito , huge!!! Can't say anymore, great ambiance, good drinks , good service , good prices! Will return on our next trip to Gaylord!

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Love the atmosphere when we walked in the door, very festive. I tried the burrito, enchalida and quesadilla platter. Very tasty, but I like spicy so added hot sauce. My friend had the steak fajita, it was enough for two. I had the blended margarita and next time would have it on the rocks, a little thicker than I prefer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: 989-732-0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

opened a few months ago

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