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“Happy we stopped here” 4 of 5 stars
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El Ranchero
176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
(828) 883-4000
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Ranked #23 of 58 restaurants in Brevard
Cuisines: Mexican
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Montana-Florida
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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Happy we stopped here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Though El Ranchero's appearance may look a little "rode hard", we found good service, friendly patrons, and quite nice food that is Mex Mex. Not CalMex, TexMex nor NMMex, just good. I can understand another TA member's thinking it looked dirty, though it isn't. It's all dark wood and rough floors, but seemed OK clean to us. We tried the day's special pork enchiladas and a combo - one each of beef and cheese enchiladas, all with generous, well seasoned fillings. I particularly liked whatever cheese blend was used; more flavorful than anywhere else, as were their tortillas. Margaritas may have been a bit light, but were not overly sweet, which agreed with us. Frijoles were a little soupy; rice yummy with probably way too much butter blend than I should have! We would certainly return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Pass on this one”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Visited once and that was one time too many. It just felt dirty although it was not. The food is fair and service was a touch on the slow side even though there was only a handful of other diners.

Visited May 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Excellent Place To Eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The people there are great! All friendly and very good with service. Food is excellent of course (I recommend the fajita burrito with chicken, personally), and the price is not bad. The beer prices are great as well, especially if getting a grande with your meal. Outdoor seating is always a plus, but inside has great atmosphere as well. I always highly recommend this place to anyone, whether they ask or not!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Food is typical Mexican food. Service is good. Outdoor seating is aweome.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brevard, North Carolina
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“El Ranchero -Brevard, NC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wonderful food- well priced- excellent service!
Right off the Main st at Caldwell and Probart.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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