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El Ranchero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
+1 928-684-5121
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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Palm Desert, California
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped here because of the reviews. So glad we did. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding... Thank you Sammie! We'll be back!!

Thank FasTxn
Punta Gorda, Florida
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to the RV park and set up about 2:00. Decided to have a late lunch at El Ranchero because of the ratings here. The food is good, but nothing extraordinary. It's not bad, just equivalent to the thousands of Mexican restaurants in the Southwest.

Thank Dennis W
Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because of TripAdvisor, very disappointed. All the food is covered is sauce, and can't stand on its own. Our server took 10 minutes to take our order, then she took forever to bring our check and never did. Another waitress finally brought it to us. Never again.

Thank Kelly H
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been here since last winter so we were really looking forward to eating here again!! We were not disappointed! We took several people with on on several different occassions and the food and service were Outstanding!!! Thanks for maintaining a great family restaurant in Wickenberg - we love it!!

Thank Bill M
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat at El Ranchero when visiting Wickenburg. The staff is friendly and the food excellent. Don't miss this wonderful restaurant option while in town!

Thank claire l
Centennial, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food amd great service. It is much nicer looking inside than it looks from outside. Authentic Mexican food with a lot of menu choices. Watch out for the wax peopers stuffed with shrimp and wrapped in bacon - mucho hot!

Thank Johnny_K_CO
Corvallis, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed in lunch here. The appetizer chilies were not seeded so were much too hot. They would have been good otherwise. The chile Reno was covered with an uninteresting sauce heavy with a canned tomato taste. We have eaten in many Mexican cafes from Texas through Arizona and California to Oregon and el ranchero did not compare very... More 

Thank ElSid34
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We ate at El Ranchero twice while we were in Wickenburg based on a recommendation from a local and both times the food was very good, with good portions, reasonable prices, and good service. Would go back again.

Thank TwoKayakers
Vancouver, Washington
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Once again we relied on Trip Advisor ratings in selecting a restaurant in a new town. We were seated promptly and our order was taken in a timely manner. We went through two baskets of chips and salsa before our food arrived, however. It was taking so long that two different employees checked and updated us on our status in... More 

Thank PNWTravellinMan
Coarsegold, California, Usa
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This is a popular local restaurant. We were there for an early dinner. We were pleasantly greeted and seated.. Chips and three types of salsa were delivered. The easy to read menu has a good selection of typical Mexica dishes along with a few American plates. Our server was polite and attentive. Our food was delivered quickly, was hot and... More 

Thank Gary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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: +1 928-684-5121

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