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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

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El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
1-505-863-9311
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So glad we stopped.

Blitzing east on I 40 between Las Vegas and Santa Fe, we stopped for dinner at El Rancho. The hotel lobby alone is worth the stop. What a blast from the past. Although there was nothing fancy about the restaurant, the meal was super. We had the chicken enchiladas special with red and green chili... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Breckenridge, CO
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Breckenridge, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Blitzing east on I 40 between Las Vegas and Santa Fe, we stopped for dinner at El Rancho. The hotel lobby alone is worth the stop. What a blast from the past. Although there was nothing fancy about the restaurant, the meal was super. We had the chicken enchiladas special with red and green chili, along with a top shelf... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a late supper and drinks. It was a slow, Sunday night. Good service. Food was good sized portions and about what I expected for this type of restaurant. Drinks were good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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337 reviews 337 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We started our lunch late- it was approximately 1:30, and things seemed to be winding down. We had salsa and chips, and then chicken enchiladas , beans and rice, and beef tacos. Overall, standard Mexican fare. With two soft drinks, and without tip- $28. We patronized the bar later in the evening and the margarita's were wonderful!

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Riding on I-40 we have seen many advertisement and decided to ride there for a lunch. we were happy to visit and see this iconic place where lots of American film stars stayed and dined. Highly advise to this who travel by Route 66

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Chandler, Arizona
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148 reviews 148 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Driving though Gallup at dinner time. I saw the El Ranch and could tell it had history written all over it. Really it had history written all over it telling you how long and famous the place was. Normally I check with Trip Advisor first first but this time I took a chance. Nice quiet relaxing restaurant. I have the... More 

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Liberty
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was wonderful, but service was poor. Lots of choices on the menu. Server was not back to fill glasses, etc. on a regular basis.

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Billings, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Mexican food was great. My husband was disappointed they didn't have filet. They did have ribeyes. Staff was friendly and courteous. Drinks were good. A little over priced.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner here. The waitress was quite helpful and suggested we share a meal as it was quite large. She was right, we shared and it was perfect!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On previous travels through Gallup I have always wanted to stop and explore. The El Rancho proved to be very historic and well worth the stop. I had the Mexican combination plate and it was excellent. They had a large number of selections on the menu including Mexican food and sandwiches.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped in for dinner , we had the absolute sweetest waitress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!'Food was really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Over all I would totally stop there again!!!!!!!!! My daughters loved this place and the food!!!!!!!!!! Stop in and check it out! It's worth the stop !!!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 1-505-863-9311

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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