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El Ranchero Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visit at least 1x a month and always enjoy the delicious food and congeniality of the host and servers.

Thank claudiadanker
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met my father here for his birthday, he and mom live in Prescott, I live in Phoenix, so this was a good half way point. The atmosphere was quaint and welcoming and the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and the portions were as expected. Definitely a place I will return to in my travels as... More 

Thank Todd A
Peoria, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and the people here are the nicest in the world! I drive 30 miles just to come out here and eat. Sammie is a sweetheart and Hector is the man! Don't go to Taco Bell out here go to El Ranchero.

Thank Mudrunner2014
Florence, Arizona
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Restaurant has a musty smell. When we walked in I almost turned and walked out...my mistake! Waitress was friendly and explained the menu. The chips were cold and stale. I ordered the tricolor enchiladas, which was a shredded beef, cheese, and chicken with refried beans and lettuce. We also had a side of guacamole and a ground... More 

Thank jettadureatha
Green Valley, Arizona
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had chile relleno, shredded beef enchilada with re-fried beans, chips & 3 salsas (mild, REALLY HOT, re-fried beans). Everything was superb! Great service. More parking around back. FYI-Watch drive entries as street curbing is very steep & you might scrape bottom. Entering on an angle might be better :~)

Thank DS_LMD1521
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My bride and I came for dinner, having no expectations. After all, most folks we had talked to had really nothing nice to say about anything in Wickenburg. Never have I been more pleasantly surprised! The food was homemade from scratch, just prepared with love, and second to none! El Ranchero is a destination restaurant, a reason to come to... More 

Thank MohicanTraveler
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere inside was fun and bright and all the food was excellent! The beans, salsa, and chips they bring were so addicting. We had a family lunch before leaving town and everything was what we were looking for. Try the beans and guacamole!!

Thank riahah
Topeka, Kansas
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Started with complimentary chips with bean dip as well as hot and mild salsa. Had a chicken chimichanga and it was good. Margarita was great. Good mix of locals and seasonals. Better service and overall better than Anita's Cocina that I had last night.

Thank Robinh
Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I were here for the first, but not last, time today. Enjoyed everything about this place. The Guacamole appetizer was great. Our lunches, a #9 combination and the Tri Color enchiladas were both really good. I particularly liked the shredded beef. Some of the best I've had at any restaurant. I'm a full fledged carnivore and I'll... More 

Thank Lois A
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We only eat here when we pass thru Wickenburg. Service/Food always top notch. I had a beef chimmy and the wife had a tostada... Beef chimmy was stuffed with great tasting shredded beef.. Thanks.

Thank AZGT350

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Wickenburg
  • Phone Number: 928-684-5121

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