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“What a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
352 795-5251
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Ranked #36 of 91 Restaurants in Crystal River
Cuisines: Mexican
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Another town, another strip mall, another Mexican restaurant, ho hum, not expecting much. But my wife and i were floored by the food. The best Mexican meal we have had in years. I am from South Texas, about 90 miles from San Antonio; so excuse me if I think I know something about Tex-Mex. My wife is also from Texas, and we have dined at many, many Mexican restaurants and still eat at the hottest places when we go back to visit, none as good as this place. The chili con carne is to die for. Of course, authentic Mexican food is not for everyone. For those who do like the real thing, I suggest El Ranchito. I just wish this restaurant was located where I now live.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beverly Hills, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“"BIGGGG PORTIONS"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

They have big portions,but the food isnt very seasoned,(flavor) their "beef Tacos have absolutley NO FLAVOR I hate to say this but Taco bells have better(meat) flavor and thats sad,sorry just saying.

Visited September 2012
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Crystal River, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Food Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is the best mexican food I have had in a long time, I would recommend this to anyone who has not eaten here.

Visited July 2012
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Orlando, FL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have eaten here a couple of times, salsa is awesome, all dishes are very large with plenty of left overs. We will be back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Crystal River, Florida
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“One of my favorite restaurants !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Love the cheese enchiladas , queso cheese dip with chips, combo taquitos , just about everything I have eaten has been yummy !

Visited July 2012
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