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El Rancho

1014 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4908
573-875-2121
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English first
Maryville, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There is always a line for this place - out the door! The later the night, the longer the line! But the food is worth it. Must have the burritos! So good and tasty. Quick to get your food too and prices are crazy low!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love el Rancho. The grilled chicken is great. It's not fancy so don't expect to be wowed. But get the grilled chicken nachos. You'll be happy you did.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

They need to remove their sign "authentic mexican food" W/O exaggerating, El Rancho was the nasties restaurant I've ever been to. Iwas born and raised in Mexico and they do not offer Mexican food or even come close to it. Please stay away from this place unless you feel like wasting $10 on a disgusting meal.

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Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not fancy, but made in sight and delicious. If I had to give a favorite, it would be "everything". They have beer and flavored soda as well as a fountain drink. Staff is always engaging and a great street view.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Mexican food in Columbia. The burritos are excellent, and the grilled chicken nachos may just be the greatest late night snack I have ever had. I spent many evenings here while at Mizzou and make sure I visit every time I'm back in town. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Mexican food.

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Columbia, MO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Every thing is made to order. It's really tasty, open very late, informal, and reliable. Terrific rice and beans, soft corn tacos, tamales, fajitas, and much more.

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Columbia, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My family and I wanted to try a new Mexican joint. We had heard about El Rancho so decided to give it a try. It was OK. It seems to be more of a college hangout. We won't go back though. Between trying to find a parking place downtown and then the food being mediocre, we won't go back. You... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I like this place. the portions are very large. unless you like your lettuce wilted an warm I would suggest not adding itto your burrito- they cook the burrito on a gril

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Columbia, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

All the food is cooked quickly on a grill when you order it. Although not high end MX food, it's fast and much better than places like Taco Bell.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Just plain nasty. Extremely surprised that I did not get a food borne illness from this place.

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Additional Information about El Rancho

Address: 1014 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4908
Phone Number: 573-875-2121
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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