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El Rancho Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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200 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541
928-474-3111
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Kevyn H
Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank MSpry01
Phoenix
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Gilbertlady
Modesto
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Eviled
Payson, Arizona
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really loving the little bar at the east end of the building. I and my wife started going to their Taco Tuesday month's ago. $1.00 tacos, $1 00 tostada $1.00 beans, $1.00 rice, $1.50 cheese enchiladas and drink specials. They also have half price yummy specials on the Happy Hour menu. The food is great and I am very picky... More 

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1 Thank Wesley P
Arizona
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quality has gone down. Used to be a must-stop location on trips thru Payson however last few times been very disappointed. Keep hoping for improvement...

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Thank Amego
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Stopped in earlier this week on Taco Tuesday. Was quite busy. Didn't take too long to sit or get drinks ordered. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Great flavor. Will definitely go back

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1 Thank Dan W
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Fresh food, family and dog friendly restaurant and the best Mexican food in Payson. Salsa is really good and we bought an extra quart to take home with us. Try the Santa Fe burrito. Even the fish and chips are good for the kids that are picky eaters.

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1 Thank Marlene H
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The service here is friendly and warm and the food and value makes you wonder why people bother with fast food tacos.

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1 Thank Deborah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541
  • 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?