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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

305 W State St, Ste 3, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610 925 0122
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- Jul 1, 2014
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61% Recommend
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English first
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else. Our kids wanted Mexican food. the only reason we ended up at El Ranchero is because power was out at La Pena (just down the street). The food at El Rancero was just OK. While the waitress was nice, the service was slow. After ordering, it took well over half an hour to... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Absolutely the best Mexican food I have had - and I am not a big Mexican Cuisines person. My wife and I have been traveling from Chadds Ford for years to eat here. Fantastic Ceviche on a Tostada. I don't know if you ever tried to find decent Ceviche anywhere in the Philly or suburbs area but I haven't until... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I went there with my family to spend time together and have a meal together. The food itself was okay, well prepared and tasty. The waitress (when present) was very nice and polite however the service is VERY slow, they took what seemed forever to take our orders, then the food took even longer to be ready and the place... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It has been very hard to find good Mexican food since our favorite Mexican place closed in the last year or so. My husband and I like the real experience -- food that is not from a chain restaurant -- and this place delivers. We had dinner on a day visited Longwood Gardens -- which is located a short drive... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Even with an abundance of empty tables, our party was continuously waiting for service. Drink refills, food delivery and even silverware arrived sporadically in what seemed to be a trend consistent at surrounding tables as well. Food was average to good but with so many other quality Mexican options in the Kennett Square area, I'll likely choose another venue in... More

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Fort Mitchell, Alabama
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We have been so disappointed with the mexican offerings in the main line west of philly that we went by this place a number of times without bothering to stop in. Our Loss!! This is the most authentic mexican food in the area. Any time we have been there a large percentage of the customers have been Latin so you... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This place is going downhill quick. The are losing customers and trying to keep cost in line by cutting corners. It was good 6 months ago but I dont see myself going back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We ate dinner here and were pleasantly surprised about the warm and welcoming atmosphere of El Ranchero. The restaurant had a nice crowd, and the food was excellent. The only reason it wasn't rated a five is that the service is somewhat slow in getting drink refills and taking orders. The flour tortillas are clearly homemade and fabulous! The fried... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a real Mexican restaurant, complete with plenty of Mexicans so it must be authentic. The food was good and the service quick. Not expensive. I would definitely go back.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I ate at El Ranchero today. The police came in and arrested the owners son for assult on his wife, and led him in handcuffs reading him his rights in front of me. I rate the food as just ok, but I will never go back because I do not advocate a man punching or slapping a woman. Ban this... More

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