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El Ranchito

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983 N Highway 123 Byp, Seguin, TX 78155-3919
830-303-7802
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Steak Instead Of Mexican

I had New York Strip Steak instead of Mexican because that was their luncheon special. Service was excellent. The food was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Jerry K
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Washington, Indiana
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Americus
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The consistency of quality Mexican food absolutely has me impressed. El Ranchito has been "my" place since the 1960's and my favorite dish No. 17 on the menu is still as good as it always was. The chips are fresh, the salsa spicy and the margaritas unforgettable.

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Bellaire, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been eating here mywhole life, whenever I visit Seguin. It is good, solid TexMex. It can get crowded, but it's a big place. The owners are very nice.

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New Braunfels
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I have been to this eatery half a dozen times in the recent past, and really enjoyed the fresh food and homemade tortillas. On Saturday, a friend and I went for lunch and I had my usual beef fajita salad, she had a taco salad. The beef fajita meat was not nearly as tender as in the... More 

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Seguin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My family and I used to come here quite a bit. Then after one stop it seemed that the food changed. Instead of using cheddar in a taco, or to smother an enchilada, queso was used. It almost tasted like what I could have made at home out of Velveeta and Rotel. The chicken in the enchilada was like canned... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The salsa tasted just like homemade salsa and was by far the best tasting salsa I have had. Mike the server was great and did an excellent job. The management will make what you want as well in order to cater to your specific taste or wants. Portions are quite large too. They do not skimp on the meat! They... More 

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Washington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I had New York Strip Steak instead of Mexican because that was their luncheon special. Service was excellent. The food was great.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stop here for a meal and rest traveling back from Junction to Houston at least once a month. Food is better than average for sure. The service is usually great. Nice place The SALSA needs to be replaced. Too watery, lacking of Tex Mex flavor.in my opinion, though my wife likes it.... Our waitress was TOPS...and the food came... More 

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Ordered chicken fried steak which in Texas usually fills a plate. This one was like a squashed meatball, TINY. They had NO veggies and when I asked what was in their salad besides lettuce and tomato it was cheese. On a 40 degree day I don't want ice, waiter was puzzled. Asked for hot water to go and he said... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The oldest Mexican Restaurant in Seguin. It's only competition in Seguin dating back to the late 50's was El Apache Restaurant (now defunct). El Ranchito moved to Hiway Alternate 90 in the late Sixties where the basement featured a full service bar and local bands playing everything from Country to Funk to Tejano (the owner Danny de la Garza is... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I order the same thing everytime I go. #8 It's always good my family has been going since it was located on kingsbury st. It's a famiky and Seguin tradition!

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Additional Information about El Ranchito

Address: 983 N Highway 123 Byp, Seguin, TX 78155-3919
Phone Number: 830-303-7802
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Seguin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 983 N Highway 123 Byp, Seguin, TX 78155-3919
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Seguin
  • Phone Number: 830-303-7802

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?