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El Rancho

2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
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Ranked #19 of 63 restaurants in Saugerties
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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33 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Schenectady, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our fourth time visiting El Rancho, and again we loved the food. We make it a tradition when we travel to Saugerties for a horse show each summer. The decor is like stepping into a little bit of Mexico, they also have an outside patio for seating and a large bar area with seating if you prefer. Casual,... More

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The portions were big. The shrimp fajitas had a lot of shrimps, more than the usual that you find in other Mexican restaurants. But I wish the chile rellenos had cheese instead of sour cream. The other chile rellenos I had tasted in other places had a bit of rice and ground beef, which I prefer.The flan was very good.... More

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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a large group of friends join together for dinner. The service was friendly, but not really helpful. The chips and salsa were great, my entree, chicken soft tacos were pretty average if not tasteless, but my friends all seemed to enjoy their food. The portions were pretty big, too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went here with my ski team after a race on a whim and we were not disappointed. The homemade chips and guac are super delicious and the service was great. I had the chimichangas which were as massive as they were delicious. My group seemed pretty universally satisfied. Definitely worth a stop for dinner after skiing.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great atmosphere, can eat inside, or outside. Serve authentic jaritos, and have awesome staff, that really make you feel like family. Food, is very good! Fresh, authentic, not greasy. They make there salsa to go too! Have to try them.

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Westhampton Beach, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We love el rancho and eat here about once a month !!! Always bring home salsa and chips made at the restaurant !! Go here !! Eat here!! You will love it !!!

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Kingston, NY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Went with my wife on a recent Saturday around 6:30pm The place was packed but not to capacity. The service was very friendly yet quite slow. In fact, it puzzled me that the wait staff took a long time to clear tables once the diners had left which provided a somewhat messy atmosphere. Having frequently traveled to various regions in... More

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New York City, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Lovely place on the way to Palenville. It is hard to say why I like the place so much. The inside is somewhat plain and during the early spring or fall a touch on the cool side. But I just lose myself in those chimichangas or enchiladas. The Margaritas are excellent. The staff is friendly and remembers us and our... More

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Maine, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Are you hungry? Like Tex-Mex? I have never been disappointed here, and those of you who know me have seen my merciless and honest assessments of bogus establishments. No such scorn to be levied here at this pleasant family place, where even the plates themselves arrive hot at the table. Aoo of the dishes I've had here in my dozens... More

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Paterson, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

we have been going out of our way to stop here on our way upstate and back to NJ for many years....The food is consistently very good, cadillac margaritas perfectly made, everything is super clean and is run by the original owners for over 20 years, and they are very good at what they do....

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