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El Ranchito

281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
+1 760-873-7248
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Thought the reviews were good, but must admit I found it pretty average. Was it bad no, was it good, not really. I was expecting authentic Mexican, if that’s authentic then I feel sorry for people in Mexico.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ellis40
Reviewed July 4, 2018

There are about 5 or 6 different Mexican restaurants in town. Had not eaten here before and it's not bad. It's the location of the old Bishop Grill and funny that it's right next door to another Mexican joint, Amigos. The interior is mostly leftover...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 1RedRider1
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Expect Mexican food that you perhaps have not seen or eaten before. Even if you order something you normally eat, it will not be quite the same. This is the REAL DEAL. There service was excellent, the food was very good, but the building/business is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kmesaaz
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is right next to Amigos. Kind of weird. We didn't know which place to try. Then I saw a sign on Amigo's door that said, "Full time cook wanted". I told my wife, let's try the one that has a cook. Lol. We...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Dbax
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Good quality, reasonably priced, and very authentic Mexican food. Atmosphere is down-to-earth, basic. Tacos are street-type, with a selection of traditional meats. A good variety of house-made salsas are available, and they are happy to bring them all to you so you can try them....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Mark R
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch on the way home from Mammoth. Restaurant has a bit of a diner type feel with a counter and booths. We had homemade tamales, pollo asado, and a huge make your own burrito with carne asada. The handmade micheladas looked great. Will have...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank CatGoesTraveling
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Had dinner there this past week. Typical Mexican place, lot of decoration and very colorful paint. Service was fast and friendly.There was only one waiter and the place was full, but he took his time to answer our questions. Food was quite good; the prices...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Gerda D
Reviewed October 10, 2017

The restaurant was recommended to me by hotel manager. A nice local restaurant with good service and very good food. Many items on the menu. Can't remember what I had was called but it was a Mexican skillet, messy, nice portion and very good. Looks...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

What a delicious restaurant. Small and tucked in along Main Street. If you want a truly great mexican meal at a fair price this a must visit. Service fast and friendly and the food is off the charts. If I lived here this would be...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Phil R
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Doesn't look much from the outside but a great value meal with excellent, friendly service. Accommodated some picky children, sharing plates and made good recommendations. Freshly made and tasty food. On our road trip found food very expensive in a lot of places so felt...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank CJones900
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1 760-873-7248
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Specialties: Not just Mexican Food. We were awarded Yelp's "Local's favorite" since 2004. Our locals have requested that we provide our breakfast all day and we are happy to provide. You'll find a variety of large portioned great choices here, from fresh seafood, authentic Mexican food made from recipes that traveled from Nayarit, Mexico. If you're not feeling like Mexican you can enjoy food from our American menu. We offer freshly made sandwiches, burgers, the works also a local favorite! The Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Cocktail, Chile Rellenos and Burritos are only a few of our local's favorite foods. Our salsa's are made out of fresh ingredients. The red, green and avocado sauces are all sauces that clients love and enjoy. The food is delicious and when you add a sauce, the food tastes even better! Our Mexican drinks (horchata, jamaica, tamarindo) are also made with fresh ingredients. Our horchata is claimed to be #1 in town! We are very flexible when it comes to orders. We will try our hardest to make you happy. Made From Scratch: French fries, hash browns, country potatoes White, wheat, sour dough, rye, english muffins, burger buns, Biscuits and gravy, Corn and Flower tortillas, Red California chilli sauce, Green tomatillo sauce, ranchero sauce, Mireya's salsa (hot and mild), Buttermilk pancakes, Juices: apple, orange, cranberry, and so on, desserts, Mireya's rice, And Chicken Fried Steak
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