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Taqueria El Ranchero

#355 of 3,750 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Vitacura 6489, Santiago 7650457, Chile
(562) 2193106
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a group, we've been coming here for years. The food is very good, and so are the drinks. Also the service is great; some times you do have to wait to be seated but it's worth it.

Thank Lilith A
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I tried all mexican restaurant in Santiago, this is the best.. is actually very good. Is expensive compared to the same kind of Restaurants you can find in Mexico. But there is no other option, So if you crave tacos, go here, considering the competition is much worst. Totopos from a bag, probably Doritos.. over price doritos, that was bad.

Thank Leo M
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Food is great and service has improved a lot in the last months. The only minus point is the pre-mixed margarita. All in all very good place to have fun. If you get there too soon there might be too many families with kids.

Thank Dexxxtro
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This place is family-friendly and perfectly fits the bill when we are craving Mexican. Everyone can find something they like on the menu. Reasonable prices. Get the spiciest sauce you think you can tolerate and then go about five steps spicier, as their sauces don't have a lot of kick.

Thank rlkmett
Medford, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy this restaurant and they have the best Pazole I have ever had! Great guacamole as well. Good environment and family friendly. My favorite Mexican restaurant in Santiago.

Thank Anna E
El Macero
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We've been looking for good Mexican food in Santiago and so far haven't found it - including Taqueria El Ranchero. We had the pastor - one of our consistent favorites in California. It was just a little flat at El Ranchero as was everything else. So, its not bad if you live in the neighborhood (Vitacura) and need a Mexican... More 

Thank Bennett_Traveler
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A taquería in the heart of Vitacura. The menu is extensive (remember you come here for tacos though) and nice drinks (margaritas would be the way to go). I always order tacos pastorqueso (beef tacos al pastor with melted cheese, on corn tortillas). Although, there's a big selection of beef, chicken and veggie tacos. You can pick your sauce within... More 

Thank alvaro5000
Potsdam, Germany
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited this mexican restaurant and we loved it. It really offers great and genuine mexican food. This taqueria has got burritos, enchiladas, tacos and all the typical mexican cuisine. Unfortunately, there were only 2 waitresses which made the whole service a bit slow. The overall experience was positive so will definetly come back.

Thank Enrique1980
Oslo, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Been here a couple of times before and then it was good. However this time the owner seem to be a bit greedy. There were only two waitresses which seemed "a bit too few" compared to the amount of people they were letting in. We had to wait 45 min until they had time to take the order which was... More 

2 Thank Rune N
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I know that I'm easy to impress when it comes to Mexican food. In Denmark and most parts of Europe the concept of Mexican food is TexMex food, which in my world has nothing to do with Mexican food. So when I passed by this restaurant together with a Mexican friend it didn't take long for me to appreciate a... More 

1 Thank Bjornvw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Vitacura 6489, Santiago 7650457, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Vitacura
  • Neighborhood: Vitacura
  • Phone Number: (562) 2193106

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