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Reviewed December 15, 2019

On our annual trip to Sedona. Typically we drive East on 1-10 to Phoenix, then north. With no rush on a nice Sunday morning I decided to take a detour on Hwy 60 and stop in Wickenburg for lunch. Being my wife and I have...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after our first choice was closed for dinner, and so enjoyed our dinner. As east coast folks, we were amazed at the 99 cent margaritas and equally reasonably priced meals. The enchiladas and tacos were filled with fresh and abundant...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

We are regular customers at El Ranchero and usually go on Wednesday, for the Shrimp Enchilada special. We arrived later than usual recently and they were out of the special, so I picked my old go to for El Ranchero...an ala cart burrito. I picked...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Not a great value. Basic seating and decor with most entrees at lunch between 10 and 15 dollars. Soft drink appeared generous but it was all ice.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Food was tasty and really wanted a breakfast but I was too late so I had a burger which was tasty whether it was the cook or I hadn’t had one for a while.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We usually go to Wickenberg for the Caballeros Museum (which is a great little museum) and just the genuine vibe of a real western town (as opposed to Scottsdale!). Our usual restaurant was closed and we tried El Ranchero based on reviews. It was terrific....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Passing thru around lunch time and Googled Mexican restaurants in Wickenburg and El Ranchero came up. Easy to understand their website elrancherowickenburg.com. I wanted shrimp so my server Nancy recommend Camarones Locos (Spicy Shrimp) and I was not disappointed. The staff, service and food was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Great food and awesome service. They have a variety of items and margaritas. Very nice atmosphere and people. The staff is very friendly and professional.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2019

I enjoy eating here. The food is consistently fresh every time. The establishment is very clean and nice atmosphere. Authentic and the price is right. Excellent!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Passing through Wickenburg during lunch time and found El Rancheros on TripAdvisor. I bit off the main highway but worth the stop. Fantastic courteous and friendly service. Hot and medium salsas were flavorful and delicious and the bean dip nice and spicy. My partner ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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November 1, 2016|
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Response from Esty666 | Reviewed this property |
yes, open every day
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Hours Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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