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“Great food, fast service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Ranchitos

Los Ranchitos
337 Tenney St, Kewanee, IL 61443-3451
309-852-0750
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Kewanee
Cuisines: Mexican
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Coal Valley, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food, fast service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Entering Los Ranchitos is like taking a little trip to Mexico. Located on the south end of town, the restaurant looks nothing like the old KFC it replaced. The dining room is clean and attractive, the walls are painted bright colors, and the festive decor features furniture with hand-painted scenes of life South of the Border. Authentic Mexican music plays in the background, and the TVs are tuned to Spanish stations. We were seated immediately by friendly waitstaff and served fresh tortilla chips and savory mild salsa. We ordered Enchiladas Banderas and Burrito Mexicana. Both dishes were served promptly, piping hot and full of fresh-tasting ingredients. We enjoyed our meals so much that we returned for lunch and had the Taco Salad and Mexican Tacos (beef, pork and chicken--all delicious). The prices are reasonable, especially the $6 lunch specials. Not the best Mexican food we've ever had, but it's definitely the best in town and possibly the area. This restaurant works hard to provide an authentic and enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Bright, clean restaurant with decent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The service was good, although we had to finally ask for our check after waiting more than 10 minutes. The salsa was excellent -- fresh! Food was good, but nothing outstanding. Prices are GREAT!

Visited July 2013
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Kewanee, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The best thing about this restaurant is the frozen margaritas. But the food is also quite good, if you like Mexican. I recommend the fajitas.

Visited November 2012
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Kewanee, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican around.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Love the food, Love the decorations, very good service, very friendly staff. We like to visit here often and usually visit a couple of times a month.

Visited September 2012
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Prophetstown, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unfriendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Not a very friendly crew. The food was ok but the salsa was bad. I did not like the food and the prices were very high.

Visited April 2012
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