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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
845-246-2797
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  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
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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
A fun gathering place!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Dick B
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Palenville, New York
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Palenville, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Saugerties, New York
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8 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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Woodstock, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Saugerties
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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
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7 reviews
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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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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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Kingston, New York
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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
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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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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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Address: 2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
Phone Number: 845-246-2797
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Saugerties
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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