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“Meh” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
701 Market Street, Hermann, MO 65041
573-486-0407
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Ranked #23 of 25 Restaurants in Hermann
Cuisines: Mexican
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Meh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

I had the El Ranchito platter, as another reviewer stated, it was essentially a bland and boring experience.

Very light on the spices and seasoning all around. Salsa was tasteless, margaritas were mainly sugar and the seasoning was lacking on all of the items I had (taco/burrito/enchilada). I think the refried beans and rice were the highlight, unfortunately.

The plus was that there was pretty much NO smoke noticeable, which seems to be a huge problem at many of the other eateries in Hermann (aside from Trappers Grill).

My brother had the chicken burrito, it was better than anything I had on my platter. I doubt we'll be back, but if so, I'll probably opt for the fajitas, at least they'll have some taste from the onions and peppers.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha Nebraska
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“Average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

It was bland Mexican with mediocre margaritas. The food all tasted like bland refried beans.
They did handle our large party quickly and efficiently.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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“Reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

In the Missouri wine country centered in Hermann is this a little Mexican place with a huge menu selection of Mexican food, steaks and seafood. It has a small bar. There is also a smoking section but no one was smoking at the time we were there during the week. The crowd was very small. The food is pretty good for small town ethnic food. All came piping hot. They also have several rarely seen seafood, pork and beef Mexican specialties. Most dinner items are below $10. Steaks are in the $12 -$13 range. Fish and shrimp dishes are just over $10. There are a few beers and a house wine selection including Sangria (commercial ready made). It is not fancy. The atmosphere is country rustic. The outside is brightly painted in a multicolor scheme. The service is friendly and attentive. It is a very inexpensive way to have a nice fast meal in central Missouri.

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