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El Ranchito

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2101 Cornhusker Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3906
402-494-2988
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just great Mexican food!

We are not locals and this was our first and only time here. I get the mixed reviews about service. It was more homey, like going to a friends house, and you should know where stuff is and how its done! The restaurant is a giant pole building. It was a little chilly, wear a sweater, too. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We are not locals and this was our first and only time here. I get the mixed reviews about service. It was more homey, like going to a friends house, and you should know where stuff is and how its done! The restaurant is a giant pole building. It was a little chilly, wear a sweater, too. The margaritas were... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The best chips and salsa in town. Good food, good service. A little chilly, bring a sweater. You pay at the register, so don't sit waiting for your check. Taco Dorado particularly yummy.

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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant - we go a couple of times a month. It is easily accessible off the hwy 77 bypass. The wait staff are friendly and welcoming. The menu has many choices; available meats include ground beef, chicken, shredded beef, shredded pork, shrimp, a seafood combo soup. Free chips and salsa. The daily specials are generous.... More 

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sioiux city, ia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has great atmosphere, great service, tasty food. I am very picky about my mexican food and this has everything I love!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great restaurant and great food with great service!! Highly recommend for either lunch or dinner - great value for money.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This was out first time in Sioux City, IA and our GREAT hotel staff at Holiday Inn Express recommended this restaurant. The food was hot and delicious! We were seated and greeted by our server quickly. My only complaint would be that after our food was delivered our server never came back to check on us or our drinks! Fortunately... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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225 reviews 225 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I am a fan of this place and have decided to keep myself happy, I will not return here if I am a part of a large group. Upon arriving at the restaurant, the first 3 of us mentioned we would have a group of 10. We stated that people would arrive at various intervals and that once people arrived,... More 

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Alcester, Sd
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

we have eaten numerous times here and have NEVER had a bad chimi. we have only eaten here at noon so can't say how the dinner time is. they have fair prices, fair portions, and fast service. only downfall...wish the 2nd bowl of chips were "on the house" with the wonderful salsa.

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Paynesville, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We just finished our meal- the food was plentiful, very tasty, and our server was a hard-working young lady. My husband had the fajitas supreme, I had the chile verde, plus 2 beers our bill was $35. If we weren't traveling, I could have brought home the rest of my food for tomorrow's lunch. We will definitely stop again the... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I am torn as I write this review. El Ranchito is one of my favorite places to eat because of the food. My friends, family and I go back each time because of the food and because we hope the service will be okay. El Ranchito is authentic Mexican so one should not expect it to be like Taco Johns... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 Cornhusker Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  South Sioux City
  • Phone Number: 402-494-2988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 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?