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El Ranchito

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645 Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
(843) 717-2420
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food in the Low Country

My friends and family have been coming here for years when we visit SC during hunting season. The restaurant is located right between the hotel we stay at in Ridgeland and the place we hunt in Tillman, so it's a perfect spot for us to grab lunch. The food is always good and the prices are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Fred W
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friends and family have been coming here for years when we visit SC during hunting season. The restaurant is located right between the hotel we stay at in Ridgeland and the place we hunt in Tillman, so it's a perfect spot for us to grab lunch. The food is always good and the prices are very reasonable. The restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My family and I have a cabin in Ridgeland, and every time we make a trip up from Florida, this is the place to go. Everything I have ever ordered from this place I have loved. Some dishes can be a little expensive, but I guarantee its going to be authentic. I traditionally get the pollo esada or the quesadillas.... More 

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Okatie, South Carolina
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped in at this Mexican Restaurant just off of I 95 and were very pleasantly surprised. It is much larger inside then it looks and very nicely decorated. They have a large and varied menu and the weight staff were very prompt and very pleasant. Everything was freshly made. I had the shrimp taco salad and would recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was great and the service was the even better! The food come out in timely manner! The prices was great! I was would recommend this restaurant if you are coming through ridgeland sc!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'm sitting here on a lazy Sunday afternoon, eating at the bar, watching the Masters on TV. Hint for would-be "foodies" - when you go into any restaurant, especially 'ethnic' restaurants, it would behoove you to ask the Staff what THEY eat. And I did.f My dish wasn't even on the menu. Shrimp, chicken, steak, rice, guacamole salad. Side of... More 

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is nice to have a place to get good Mexican food locally without having to drive 30 miles. This is a regular lunch spot for me.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

there were only a couple of people in the place... We had to place a to go order. We were SUPRISED how good is was.. We were taking the food back to several folks who were running a 24 hour race.. I told how many we were feeding, we had plenty. It was reasonable price as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We eat here sometimes and the food is good. The service is quick and the prices aren't bad. The salsa and chips are really good. I haven't had a bad meal there.

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Three Forks, Montana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good Mexican food even better service. large selection on the menu, something for everyone. I would have to say it's off the main traveled road and a little bit hard to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food was good and the staff was nice. We will definitely go back. This was a very pleasant surprise. Check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 645 Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: (843) 717-2420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?