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El Rancho

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
(928) 367-4557
11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tuesday nights with friends is always a good time! Love the margaritas and the salsa! We will be back!! Love our waitress Gwen!!

Thank Sharon H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wait staff is very friendly as is the front; meals were tasty and plentiful! Our wait staff was super accommodating, even on a very busy evening. We will definitely go there again.

Thank Lorrie K
Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the spur of the moment as we left the bank next door my wife said let's eat there I feel like some Mexican food. We went inside, folks were friendly and seated right away. The server's were quick to bring drink order's and the standard chip's and salsa. We placed our order's and within a decent time our order's... More 

Thank jamesbF6512WD
Redding, California
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday Margarita special is hard to believe (good and only $1.50). The service is fast and friendly even though they are really busy. Food is good and I really like the Green sauce! Yeah , we always come back on Tuesday whenever in Pinetop !

Thank pharmgreg
Pima, Arizona
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rush stop this evening for game watching and great food! Very good Margaritas and excellent Green Chile !! These are my staples !! Very crowded on summer afternoons with folks taking advantage of Happy Hour (4 to 6PM), so we went a little later at 6:15PM with another couple. Service excellent, food great. My best kept secret is to... More 

Thank SBvisitor
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every Tuesday, a large group from Ponderosa RV Park gathers for Happy Hour and dinner. The service is the best on the mountain! We all get our drinks and meals at the same time so we are truly eating together. The entire staff is friendly, curious, and so very efficient. Food is good and great hot salsa!

Thank Wenmar2
Peoria, Arizona
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All Mexican restaurants provide chips and salsa as you are seated. This is a first: I'd have been happy to make a meal of them. The best mild salsa I've ever eaten. We bought a quart to-go and are sorry it is gone (already). The food is good, not excellent, but well worth returning; portions are generous; the price is... More 

Thank Raymond S
Morganton, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am new to the area and this restaurant is always full so i decided to eat here. 1st visit was just ok, I came with a friend and we were having drinks so no rush on the food. (took almost an hour) 2nd and 3rd time I came by myself hoping the previous visits were just an "off day"... More 

1 Thank Richard O
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch specials and great salsa! The service is super fast and the food is delicious. We always recommend to everyone looking for great Mexican food and bring company to enjoy a meal out.

Thank countrypine
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

3 friends & I celebrate my birthday with tacos on Taco Wednesday! Okay! You have choices on hard corn tacos of chicken, shredded beef or ground beef...fresh & yummy! I chose the lunch special however...one very large soft flour taco with rice & beans all served piping hot, a very large serving portion for lunch! They start you off with... More 

Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: (928) 367-4557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?