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El Ranchero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Morristown, Arizona
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wickenburg has several Mexican Restaurants. We've been to all of them several times. We were so happy when El Ranchero opened. It is consistently the very best. We don't go to the others anymore and when asked, we always recommend El Ranchero. Not only is the food great, but they have the very BEST margaritas, bar none! 😃

Thank Melissa G
Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Food. Great Staff & Servers . Always some-thing great to choose from their Menu. Just re-designed.

Thank Sylvia R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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 June 26, 2016 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

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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, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?