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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: opened a few months ago

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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
Great Food

We dined here 7-17-2015 for dinner and we really enjoyed it. We all had something different. Tacos, burritos, taquitos, beans & rice. The salsa is amazing. ...bought some to take home! I would suggest the chicken over the beef.....it wasn't bad just a little bland but the chicken is very good. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Dearborn, Mi.
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Carleton, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We love to eat here the food is very good and they have the best margaritas. We always get the same server Alex he is so nice and treats us like family. You will not be dispointed.

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Dearborn, Mi.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We dined here 7-17-2015 for dinner and we really enjoyed it. We all had something different. Tacos, burritos, taquitos, beans & rice. The salsa is amazing. ...bought some to take home! I would suggest the chicken over the beef.....it wasn't bad just a little bland but the chicken is very good. We will definitely come back when we are in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Food cost was overpriced and food quality was poor. Ordered the fajitas came out with three pieces of onion and two pieces of green pepper. My wife and kids food was no better than mine we will not be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very good fresh chips and salsa. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Great selection and lunch specials. Everyone really liked the rice that came with their dishes and my party of three enjoyed their meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stopped for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was pretty quiet, and we got quick service. Some good chips and salsa were brought to our table right away, and on the server's recommendation, two of us ordered the burritos. The hot sauce is pretty hot, so if you're a little cautious, you may want to order it on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

El Rancho was a pleasant surprise! We were staying in the hotel next door and saw the restaurant while swimming at the hotel pool. It didn't look like much, your average strip mall restaurant. We kept joking about going there, but after checking trip advisor decided to give it a try. Certainly glad we did! Started with drinks, guacamole and... More 

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South Range, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had the authentic Mexican Taquitos and it was average. The chips and salsa were good and the décor was very nice. The service was good!

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Barryton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food is fantastic! For a restaurant in a strip mall you are either expecting bad food or good food. Everything on their menu is great, the drinks are just a good too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is an average Mexican restaurant. Food is ok, but service is great. Being veggie, I have limited options, so tried the Quesadilla which was not up to my expectations. The ice cream is good.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I bring our 2 sons here to eat EVERY time we are in Gaylord. If you are looking for an excellent meal at a affordable price then this is the place to go! My current favorite is the chicken chipotle which is like a mole' sauce and is seriously something I could eat many times a week... More 

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Additional Information about El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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

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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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