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El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

701 Market Street, Hermann, MO 65041
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Ranked #20 of 22 Restaurants in Hermann
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not much is open past 8pm in Hermann. We headed to the restaurant and we're surprised by the decor. Enclosed vestibule area which opened into the smoking section of a bar. The smoking section is up a step and inside. Workers don't wear shirts with the restaurant name. Food was great and plentiful. Guacamole was a light color and more... More

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Finding a mexican restaurant in a small town like Hermann was a big surprise and the food was on par as well. Nothing exceptional that you will remember for a long time but not to bad either. They have a lunch buffet which one can go for or a la carte. Depends on your hunger level :) Food Taste &... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The chips were stale and greasy. The food wasn't anything special. The atmosphere was dingy and outdated. The service was good.

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Hermann, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Most people come to Hermann for the German atmosphere. However, if you're a local you don't give two cents about German and all you want is good food at a decent price. El Ranchito has a crummy building. Kind of a real dump that will flood in the event of a flash flood on Frene Creek. However, the food is... More

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Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Only thing that kept me from rating it excellent was the margarita prices. $7.99 for a medium seemed a tad steep bc it was just average tasting. However the food was all very good and reasonably priced. Wed apparently is taco night and they were only $1 each. The side of rice was huge and some of softest best mexican... More

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

On our last night in Hermann, Sunday night, most everything was closed. Friends recommended EL Ranchito. We shy away from the run of the mill Tex-Mex places that seem to be Xeroxed versions of one another but wanted to eat, sit, & talk. The young man who waited on us was really friendly & the menu offered some atypical options.... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I really wanted this place to be better, but I guess that's what I get for choosing a Mexican restaurant in a German town.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Got a taste for Mexican? Wait until you get home, because this restaurant could leave a bad taste in your mouth, and could be the only disappointment in an otherwise lovely visit to beautiful Hermann, Missouri. El Ranchito is located in a tacky shack-like building on the highway. Local servers do an adequate job, but the recipes are very mediocre.... More

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Spring Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I live in San Diego and know what Mexican food can be. This ain't it!! I suggest you make your own or try your grocer's canned or frozen selections. The food is less than mediocre and overpriced and the service rises to the level of average. Save your money and hit up a Taco Bell.

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Kansas City, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nice waiters/waitresses but everything else was lacking including the atmosphere, cleanliness, and food. They even admitted to re-heating food when I asked for pork tacos instead of beef. While I got my pork, I knew it wasn't fresh :(

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