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“Great Quality, Very Friendly Authentic Low Cost Mexican” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Ranchero Restaurant

El Ranchero Restaurant
683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
928-684-5121
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Ranked #10 of 39 restaurants in Wickenburg
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Quality, Very Friendly Authentic Low Cost Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This little unassuming place really does the job. It is a family run friendly very low key come as you are place with truly homemade excellent Mexican cooking. The Tamale with no meat was absolutely stunning, the best tamale north of the border, truly, if they could package this and sell it US wide it would take the country by storm. Wow. The shrimp in a spicy red sauce rocked, and where else can you find 2.5 dollar Dos Equis or Bohemia or Negro Modelo? Total check with four beers and three entrees was $34 and the food was just outstanding, even the rice!
ZB

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Congress, Arizona
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Best regional Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food in this little cafe is amazing. It's worth a drive from Phoenix. Excellent wait staff as well.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food, friendly staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We were headed to Tumbleweeds and it was closed on Sundays, but a man working on the landscaping recommended El Rancheros. We're glad he did, the restaurant had lots of character, the staff is support friendly, and the food was tastey. We had the fish tacos and veggie shrimp burrito. The presentation was pretty and the food very yummy. Definitely will come back if we are in Wickenberg again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best Mexican food places in AZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Good food good service. Worth the trip to Wickenburg!! Great cowboy town and authentic food. Good atmosphere and close to the 60.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Unexpected Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We were headed from Scottsdale to Prescott and lunchtime approached. My wife found this place on her I-phone. It was excellent , authentic and extremely friendly. We had a lunch the day earlier in Scottsdale that was no where near as good and more expensive to boot.
Don't miss El Ranchero if your near Wickenburg, Arizona

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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