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El Ranchito

645 Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
(843) 717-2420
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Ranked #9 of 28 restaurants in Ridgeland
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jan 2, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I have lived in Ridgeland for 2 yrs now. There is not much to choose from as far as restaurants good. My wife wanted to try something different so we stopped at the little Mexican restaurant. The server was very nice. She brought us some chips and salsa and from that point on I was In Mexican heaven. I'm a... More

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SYLVANIA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Small restaurant in a small town off the beaten path. I have been working in Ridgeland SC for almost 2 years and rode by this place many times. Well circumstances led myself and a friend there recently. Well to cut to the chase, I will be returning. I will even be showing up during the week with co-workers for the... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I work in Ridgeland and have been here several times. I am a picky eater and ordered my burrito and tamales without cheese sprinkled on top. My meal arrived with cheese but the server dropped the food and took off. I had to go to the register and say something to the manager. They corrected their mistake and it was... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

I have lived here in Ridgeland for more than 10yrs and I always go to El Ranchito for a great Mexican dinner. Hector the owner/manager is wonderful some of the staff is ok but the rest act as I'd they really hate their jobs and wish someone else was there. The food is amazing they have great portions lunch and... More

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san francisco
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a lunch spot as we drove from Charleston to Savannah. We wanted something other than all the fast food joints along I-95. I used Trip Advisor to point me to El Ranchito in Ridgeland, SC. It was a pleasant surprise . I ordered the flautas. They were obviously homemade and quite good .... More

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Floridagal22
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stopped here on a road trip with low expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was clean, the food was decent, and the service was prompt. We were glad they were open on Sunday evening too.

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Clayton, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place isn't too bad. Its not the best but not horrible. The service isnt great either. Overall its not a bad place to eat once in a while but not a regular thing.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

After 6 years of patronizing this restaurant, it is time I review our last 3 visits. The lunch buffet is reasonablly priced,, but the amount of flies hovering over the food is intolerable. Then we have a young male waiter who does not seem to like being there. He doesn't smile, doesn't say hello, thank you, nothing (nada). He did... More

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We have been frequent visitors there for the last 6 years and have had a pleasant experience for the most part. The only 'minus' I would give it is the noise level which comes from some peoples' inability to talk in a normal tone and their children yelling, and banging dishes. However, that has been resolved by us as they... More

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Ridgeland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Good food and great service. Owner very involved in providing a quality meal at a good price and nice atmosphere.

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