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8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
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Ranked #35 of 53 Restaurants in Lynden
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Whenever we go across the border from Vancouver to Bellingham for shopping or / and movie, we eat there before returning back so we decided to have dinner and checked out the Mexican places and found this one very close to the Aldergrove Border Crossing on way back home and We sure were not at all disappointed! The atmosphere was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here a few times now as the options for dining out are fairly limited in Lynden. Last time we came in we had decided that the food was less than mediocre, and probably wouldn't return, but we decided to give it one more try today. Never again. Disappointing doesn't really adequately describe the overcooked... More 

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San Marino, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I ate here Monday night. The hostess-waitress wasn't personable at all. My enchilada had weird looking hamburger in it, like tiny pellets. The tamale came from a restaurant-supply place, I'm sure. Tasteless, hard as a rock, and dry inside. I ate about half my meal. The salsa with the chips was good. This place used to be very busy with... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Last summer (2012) when I was planning my wedding, my mom and I priced out countless restaurants and caterers, from the Golf and Country Club to BBQ food trucks. We called El Ranchito on a whim just to see if we could buy their tasty pico de gallo in bulk, but the restaurant owner quoted us a full meal (chicken... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our experience was horrific. The waiter was creepy and kept asking if we were ready to order, and our menus were still opened and we told him we needed longer. I asked for a glass of white wine, they dont have any, so i ask for a glass of red wine, they dont have any either. So i ask for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

El Ranchito is one of our favorite places to go for authentic Mexican food. My Hubby & I love the Sizzling Beef Fajitas. We get the Fajitas for 2 & always have plenty of food. We also love the Pico de Gallo that is brought to your table with chips. The staff is very friendly & the owner treats us... More 

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Ferndale, Washington, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food is SO bland! And extremely overpriced for what you get. Burritos consisted of meat wrapped in a tortilla. If you're looking for a good Mexican restaurant (excellent in food, service, and price), try Chihuahua's in Ferndale.

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Snohomish, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Chips came with both salsa and pico gallo and the food was well prepared. Prices are reasonable. Service is very nice.

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Bellingham, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

with Mexican places ( and food trucks all over the landscape ) El Ranchito is a stand out - I always judge by the chicken fajitas and they'res are supreme - plus they do something others do not - they give you a set of tongs to stir your fajitas with when the sizzling stops the entire plate is cooked... More 

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Lynden, Washington
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58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Generally, I find most any Mexican Restaurant offers excellent, over-the-top service, generous portions, and very reasonable prices. The woman who waited on us was just flat out rude. Exceedingly unfriendly, as though it was a horrible imposition for my wife and I to be in her restaurant. The food was okay; not awesome, but okay. It was more bland than... More 

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Additional Information about El Ranchito

Address: 8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
Phone Number: 360-354-8388
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lynden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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