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El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

701 Market Street, Hermann, MO 65041
573-486-0407
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Ranked #18 of 22 restaurants in Hermann
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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141 reviews 141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Georgetown
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139 reviews 139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
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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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Rockport, Il.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place is typical mexican. Food was good, service was a bit slow. The beer was cold and cheap! Good place if you have time to wait. Missouri still allows smoking in resturants so that was uncomfortable for us, but the waitress was kind and moved us to another area.

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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

El Ranchito is a good place to take a break and grab some great Mexican food and enjoy an ice cold beer (great variety). There is a buffet Sunday through Tuesday that has it all. The food is authentic and the service ranges from average to very good.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We met some friends there for a late lunch who live in the area. Found the food to be very fresh, service was quick and efficient and the waiter was attentive. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the chips were just a touch over-cooked, almost a dark brown. However for the price of the lunch, and the... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

While visiting family in St. Louis, we decided to take an Amtrak train out to Hermann. Hermann is a beautiful, historic town and well worth visiting. We stopped here for dinner before catching our train back. We were seated immediately, drinks were served quickly, and our food was brought out quickly. So ended the good service. Maybe our waiter went... More

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