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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
845-246-2797
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  • 21
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Never Disappointed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Saugerties
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Saugerties
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Saugerties, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Kingston, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Kingston, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

OMG, this was the absolute WORST Mexican food we've ever had! El Ranchero puts Mexican food to shame! Their food was rubbery, extremely bland, and totally undercooked. It couldn't be eaten, and we tried to send it back. The soft tortillas were raw, partly frozen, and slimy. The chicken tasted bland & rubbery; as though it were cheap, strained, gristle... More 

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Kingston, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went there because my friend wanted to bring me there for my birthday since she knew that I used to go to El Rancho quite often many years back. Well, let me tell you, I will never go back there again. We went on a Saturday night and was seated immediately but it took the server 15 minutes to... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have been to many Mexican restaurants...including restaurants in Mexico and Southern California. But none of them have salsa like this! It is simply the best! They were it to you with crisp salty chips when you arrive, and then you're hooked! They do charge ice you ask for more, but it is worth the extra $2! (They also sell... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I absolutely love this place,the food is amazing and the people are great! I highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Mexican food.

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Barrington, RI
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I really liked the food here. I had a beef burrito and it was perfect. Staff was very friendly and I will go there again if I am in the area. Inside is a little dated but clean.

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Nevada City, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great find a bit off the beaten path. I was going to give this 5 stars, but the second time we ate here (we got take out), the steamed clams (yes, steamed clams -great ones at that) had many empty shells and for $9 didn't get much. We had them previously and they were perfect. The rest of the food... More 

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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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