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“GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD MEXICAN RESTAURANT” 5 of 5 stars
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El Ranchero
226 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6008
760-724-7680
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Ranked #42 of 189 restaurants in Vista
Cuisines: Mexican
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San Diego
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD MEXICAN RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Great food and service. The owner makes you feel like family and excited to come back again.

Visited May 2012
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent Mexican cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

Loved the food, authentic Mexican flavors. the owner was our waiter he was very friendly. Prices are affordable. Margaritas are delicious! One of the best Mexican restaurants I have been to. I will definitely be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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san diego, ca
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Horrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Service in this place is ridiculous - the owner is very rude. They are very slow and selective about who the provide higher levels of service too. The few times we were there, all the servers were attentive to what seemed like regulars, ignoring us. Food is mediocre and over-priced.

Visited June 2011
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Oceanside, California
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

Don't judge a book by it's cover. From the outside it's not super inviting but I highly recommend giving it a try. Went with 2 others and we all had delicious food. Carbon tacos were tasty and big. Caronitas was amazing and tender with fantastic flavor. Margaritas were good not great but food makes up for the difference. Owners go Out of their way to greet you and thank you for service. This will be my new favorite Mexican restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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