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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
845-246-2797
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

The food is always good here. Highly recommend the Cadillac margarita. this place will not disappoint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Diana L
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always good here. Highly recommend the Cadillac margarita. this place will not disappoint.

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Thank Diana L
Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The burrito missed flavor. My wife's pork was dry and flavorless as well. Atmosphere okay but nothing too cozy. Would not go there again especially since prices are not that cheap.

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Thank hansel973
Burlington, Connecticut
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Food was average. Service was atrocious & slow. Not only did waiter leave us alone for long periods of time, but when he did stop by and we asked him for something, he was off like a shot before we could ask him anything else.

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Thank DJTrekkie
Palenville, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have known this restaurant since they first opened and we have to say that the family have worked very hard to make a success of it...The food and drink are more or less middle of the road Mexican and there is a lot of it with large portions. A good place to gather with friends but not so much... More 

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Thank Dick B
Saugerties, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent authentic -always fresh and tasty. Salsa is made fresh daily and is the best I have ever had anywhere. Chicken Enchilada Suizas - my favorite. Many choices on the menu. This is the only place for fried ice cream.

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Thank Lori J
Woodstock, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I went with my son and they sat us in a tiny corner that was so dark I had yo use my cell phone to read the menu. Service was awful, food was terrible and expensive and as we were leaving I saw the waiter take the salsa off of one table and give it to a new table. I... More 

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Thank supernurse12477
Saugerties
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like a little spice the salsa is the best, beats many local restaurants in the southwest. Meals are always fresh , flavorful and well presented. Very rarely do you find the seafood chimichangas on the menu in any restaurant. Always my favorite! Ensalda de pollo is great in the summer. Always a treat to visit!

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Thank rj64
Saugerties, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food was good at El Rancho, and the atmosphere was nice for our party of 4. The salsa cruda is good.

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Thank hollymnyc
Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Well... I have to say my son-in-law's birthday dinner at El Rancho restaurant in Saugerties was a delightful experience. There were five people in out party. We ordered beverages (margaritas and sangrias) and chimechangas (sp?) for an appetizer.to go with El Rancho's complementary basket of corn chips & bowl of their fresh made salsa cruda. We waited quite a long... More 

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Thank BuddyH490
Kingston, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

A native from south TX, I admit I am hard to please when it comes to Mexican food. I will say that I was disappointed in the food. The food was culinary quality, but did not pass my expectation of authentic Mexican cuisine!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Saugerties
  • Phone Number: 845-246-2797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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