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“First timer, and will be back” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
9780 Main Street, Clarence, NY
716-320-5830
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Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Clarence
Cuisines: Mexican
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buffalo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“First timer, and will be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The place is not huge and it was packed on a Wed night when we went. Nachos and salsa are free and very good. They do have a liquor lisc, but no draft beer so no pitchers. Stuck with one bottle each at $1 off during happy hour. My daughters food came out a little b4 mine and DH. She ordered a chicken platter that was grilled chicken burrittos with rice or beans it was a little less than $12, shes 17 and ate half. The sauce was described as a queso and enchalada sauce mix, and was very good as was the chicken. Our combos were also very good[only thing is they did not come with rice or beans] so had to order on the side for a additional and also no lettuce or sour cram not even as a garnish, so asked and got a plate of lettuce but it took awhile as it was so busy.Will go again and try the desserts as they looked great at the next table.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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buffalo ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The Best Mexican in WNY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We've tried every Mexican restaurant in WNY and this is the best. We love Mexican food as we visit Mexican Resorts 2 times a year for 2 weeks each time. We have been here numerous times since they opened. The service and food is great, never had a complaint. We'll be back!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Exceptional food & service! A "BEST RESTAURANT" pick for me in WNY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

All I've ever been exposed to in WNY had been Mexican "chain" restaurants, which are really terrible. From the friendly and helpful service, to the quality of the freshly prepared food, El Ranchito changed all of that for me. For such terrific homemade food, the lunches are a true bargain. Warm chips and homemade salsa is placed before you just after you're seated, whether at lunch or dinner. My favorite is their beef Chimichanga. There's a chicken Chimichanga too (my wife says it's incredible!), it's just that I'm partial to ground beef. The beef (NOTHING in this restaurant is at all greasy!) is piled into a homemade soft taco-style shell. You also have a choice of a hard taco-style shell. It's then accompanied by freshly shredded lettuce, fresh sour cream and HOMEMADE(!), ultra-fresh guacamole! Your sides are beans and rice. El Ranchito's chicken soup is an incredible meal within itself! If there was ever a Mexican/Jewish grandmother, she's cooking this soup fresh for you here every day! Fresh cilantro is used within the soup, so if like me you're not fond of cilantro, kindly ask them to leave it out. This place is nothing short of spectacular!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went to El Ranchito with the kids (10 and 12) and really enjoyed it. The menu has everything and the food was tasty. As other reviewers found, the service was great and the food arrived piping hot. And the liquor license has arrived and beer and regular margaritas are available!

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“Dinner Outing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went to dinner at this restaurant last weekend. Menu was bit too much and over complicated. I ordered the chicken tacos which were really good. My husband ordered enchiladas and tacos. The enchilada sauce was lacking in kick had a very mild flavor. Our meal came with an order of refried beans and rice on the side. The portions were just the right size not too much or too little. The beans were really good and the rice was lacking a bit of kick and flavor. The servers were very attentive and friendly. And they had salsa and chips which were really good. The food is good and would go back there to try something different.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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