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El Ranchito

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8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
360-354-8388
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, but the prices keep climbing.

The food is typically good, but the prices just seem to keep climbing, making it worth a trip to Bellingham to get more quality (the quantity is good) for the money. The service is interesting in that sometimes it's thorough, and other times you might be looking around and grabbing water pitcher... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
FoodGuyWillTry
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Lynden, Washington
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Lynden, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is typically good, but the prices just seem to keep climbing, making it worth a trip to Bellingham to get more quality (the quantity is good) for the money. The service is interesting in that sometimes it's thorough, and other times you might be looking around and grabbing water pitcher to fill your own cup. If you want... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been in the area long and this was the first restaurant we've come too. The chicken fajitas were AMAZING the beer was served with frosty mugs. Service was great and food came fast. Will definitely be our go-to in the future. They even brought small deserts afterwards for everyone on the house. Very impressed!

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canada
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Bellingham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lynden
  • Phone Number: 360-354-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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