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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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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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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Michigan City, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Third choice after long wait times elsewhere. That tells you something. We had a party of 8. Waited at head of the line while 4 other parties were allowed in ahead of us with no reservations and it was the owner/manager directing the seating! No not 1,2,3,4 member parties but 12, 6, 4 and 7 member parties. Service and quality... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had been here with friends last fall around Halloween, for a Dark Dinner, a fundraiser for blindness awareness. Great dinner and great idea. This last weekend, I saw the restaurant "in the light" and it was just as great a time. Great service and authentic food!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

horrible experience! Small portions, order came back wrong twice. Bad service and food!! Food overpriced!! Would not return, nothing good to say about my experience!! Don't waste your time or money going here!!!!!

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was very busy. Even so, they seated us within 10 minutes. The waiter was busy, but he was very efficient and gracious. The food was great. I recommend the burrito grande. We were pleasantly surprised by a mariachi band that performed that evening. The décor was eclectic and fun. Highly recommend!

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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While we spent a week in New Buffalo, MI, we had a craving for Mexican food! We had driven by El Rancho Grande a few times and decided to give it a try! It was clean, the waitstaff was friendly and the food was just what you would expect from a Mexcian restaurant! Definitely met our needs!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
20 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about El Rancho Grande

Address: 310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
Phone Number: 269-469-9600
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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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?