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El Rancho Grande

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Mexican, Southwestern
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310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
269-469-9600
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It was ok.

Stopped in last Sunday and it's a cute place, the waitress attentive and service was very fast. Ordered the 3 taco dinner and I would have to say it was very bland, I had to add a lot of salt for any taste at all and the rice and beans were just ok. I didn't try the salsa, being I'm... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jeannette S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in last Sunday and it's a cute place, the waitress attentive and service was very fast. Ordered the 3 taco dinner and I would have to say it was very bland, I had to add a lot of salt for any taste at all and the rice and beans were just ok. I didn't try the salsa, being I'm... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The first thing that strikes you is the BEST chips and fresh salsa compliments of the house. The margaritas are good, but not the best I've ever had. I like the fish tacos and others I've been with have rarely had an ill word for anything they've ordered.

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Northville, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I recently had dinner here with a group of 8. We would have had lunch here, but they didn't open until 1pm on a Saturday. Most of our group ordered fajitas and were pleased with their meals. I had cheese enchiladas and the cheese had cooled off enough for it to re-solidify. Had I not wanted to hold up the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I like El Rancho Grande, even though they open late for lunch (1pm). The food is decent and the service is friendly.

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very cool Mexican restaurant-lots of atmosphere! The chips were excellent and the food was good, although it could've been hotter (temperature-wise). Our waitress was a lot of fun and the service was good.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food was probably sub par to be honest but actually reheated quite well. Their tortilla chips were amazing! We had two baskets and wanted more...

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Huntley, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Totally enjoyed this establishment! Margarita's were wonderful and their chips and salsa were home made! Food was wonderful and reasonably prices!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The place is adorable but the food is overpriced and below expectations. Service was good and pleasant. Not worthy of a return visit.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food was great (chicken and steak fajitas). Served with lots of side items and was nice and hot. Plenty of food and the margaritas were great.

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Chi Town
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cute quaint option to grab some eats not in the 4 W. Located near the beach, so it is a great after beach meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 269-469-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?