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El Rancho

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
(928) 367-4557
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11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful staff, decent food. We always sit in the bar area, order our drinks and food and then have a wonderful time relaxing with our friends.

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Thank Allie P
Springerville, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy this restaurant. They have great salsa and their food is tasty! This is a good place for a date or even a family dinner.

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Thank TLS-AZ
Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stopped by after golf for a taco and glass of wine at the bar. There was only one Chardonnay to choose from, and it was just average. The taco was cheap, but nothing out of the ordinary. I'd probably eat here again if I were in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

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Thank Becky M
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer tacos for $1.50 with a drink or rice or bean order. Very good tacos. Stuffed with meat. Red sauce is a little hot. Good salsa

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Thank starnan2003
Tucson, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!

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Thank Sharon H
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Lorrie K
Surprise, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

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Thank jamesbF6512WD
Redding, California
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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 !

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Thank pharmgreg
Pima, Arizona
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

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Thank SBvisitor
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
  • 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?