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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Green Valley, Arizona
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
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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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016

My husband and I went for dinner last night. We had driven past this place numerous times before but hadn't stopped. I had the spicy shrimp with rice and Mexican coleslaw. My husvand had #9, a combination plate. He was pleased with the flavor and quantity. I was blown away with my shrimp. Delicious. Lots of shrimp, wonderful sauce. And... More 

Thank RetSgtWendy
Douglas, Wyoming
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

OH MY GOD this place is AMAZING! It's family owned and the salsa is made by the owner and patriarch of the family. They went out of their way for some special circumstances we had and we were just impressed. Husband is Hispanic and he said that this sauce was almost as good as his moms (huuuge deal). Salsa comes... More 

Thank EleanorRigby86
Cody, Wyoming
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Doing a second review of El Ranchero after 4 + months. This is the number one rated restaurant in Wickenburg and for good reasons. The authentic Mexican food is as good or better than some great places I've eaten in Mexico. The service is absolutely incredible. The decor and atmosphere is great. This is a family operated restaurant and they... More 

Thank ReasonableCharlie
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Authentic Mexican in a quiet historic town. Excellent service and food. Saw on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try! Glad we did.

Thank Pamela E

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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
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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?