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Rancho Grande

5101 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2404
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Ranked #42 of 153 restaurants in Mechanicsburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2013
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English first
Central PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Their chips & salsa are fresh (& free refills!) and better than El Rodeo's. Service is always good and food is always tasty. My husband & I often share the chicken fajitas, which is a huge portion. Sadly, I see that there's a "For Lease" sign out in front of the restaurant. We're really going to miss our fav Mexican... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Rancho Grande is a small restaurant with only about a dozen tables, but has great food! They often have weekday lunch specials that you cannot beat - price wise. They deliver everyone unlimited chips and homemade salsa upon arrival and continue to fill those as you desire throughout the meal. There is Mexican decor lining the walls and the servers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We dine here often and always leave satisfied. The decor may lack slightly but the food, service and value is far better than the other Mexican restaurants in the area. The Pico De Gallo and Guacamole is always fresh. Chips and salsa are free as they should be, they don't give you half portions and threaten to charge you for... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

food was average not much different than El Rodeo if at all. Service is mediocre. Waitress kept forgetting the mild salsa for my 8 year old. The children's cheeseburger was literally mystery meat. my son refused to eat it and I didn't blame him.The texture was strange and the taste was strange. To echo my sons words, "we will not... More

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Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Food is great and service is good. Take out is available for a small charge. Pick a few of the samplers and share. More than generous amounts of food. Food is always fresh and hot. Lunch specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife and I like to eat at this local, independent restaurant. The food is good and the prices very reasonable. I am "addicted' to their 'Chorizo Quesa' (a heated cheese and sausage dip) which goes great with the nacho chips! Although the building is an older structure - with a facade resembling a boat - the interior has brightly... More

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Central PA
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Hands down- this is me & my husband's favorite place to eat. We share the chicken fajitas most of the time, which is huge. Staff are very nice & attentive and the food is great. I think the chips and salsa blow El Rodeo out of the water- plus they don't charge extra for more chips & salsa. Plus it's... More

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Freshly made Mexican dishes with good service. The establishment may not be all that pleasing to look at but the food is good. Try it for good food at the pretty low price.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Just your average mexican joint, nothing special. Just mexican

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Savannah, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This restaurant is excellent and decently priced. The portions are large and the food came out nice and hot. My husband was craving the pork carnitas a week after our first visit, so we had to return. The atmosphere is nothing special, but the food is well worth it. The waitresses are sweet and friendly. Highly recommend.

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