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El Rancho Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This time we shared the Chicken Fajitas, and they were EXCELLENT! Our waitress, Heather, is always sweet and attentive. Great chips and salsa, too, that are served free before the meal. Great lunch for the two of us for about $15! Delightful atmosphere.

Thank Lyn M
Morristown, NJ
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped toward the end of a long travel day, and were grateful to be seated right away. Not much of a wait at all for drinks and food, and we enjoyed the terrific chips and salsa in the meantime. Service was friendly and efficient. We each enjoyed our meals--so fresh and tasty, and ample servings without being a ridiculous... More 

Thank BornBlue
Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Rancho definitely has the best Mexican food in Payson. My favorites are the tacos and enchiladas. Steer clear of the huevos rancheros. Ask for hot sauce to spice up the salsa they give you with the chips. It's a little bland, mostly canned tomato flavored with green chilis. Also, if you have a margarita order it and a short... More 

Thank Dana T
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on our way home from :Pinetop; we haven't been here in several years - the restaurant has had a make-over, but the food remains the same - delicious! Very friendly service!

Thank dessertgranny
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This eatery was great for us as they have a pet friendly patio. We had a Navajo Taco which was delicious as well as my wife's special burger. The beer was ice cold and the service was prompt and friendly Like most Mexican/American restaurants their prices were very reasonable

Thank thebusybea
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They have a wide selection of food choices. The food is decent, get chips and salsa while you wait. Service was friendly and timely. Great for those who like American Mexican food.

Thank Kevyn H
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Usually cooks put chicken and vegetables in skillet at the same time. Means overcooked chicken, undercooked vegetables. NOT THIS TIME! The chicken was cooked perfectly, without being dry, and the vegetables were cooked till soft but not soggy. My mom also loved her spinach wrap. Nicely done!

Thank MSpry01
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We have driven to Payson just to eat here! The staff is amazing and does everything to make your meal enjoyable. Our favorite (we usually order extra just to take it home!) is there pork green chili stew. Fabulous and so tasty! It is filled with pork and a family favorite! The chips and salsa are wonderful (we judge a... More 

Thank L6811AHbarbarae
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Chimichanga Good margarita. Good service. They were busy but took good care of us. Server gave goof suggestions when I wasn't sure of what yo choose.

Thank Gilbertlady
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Good food, great service. I'll be back. Our waiter was a young man really nice and attentive. Lots of people tended to us and made us feel welcome.

Thank Eviled

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-474-3111

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