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El Ranchito

Mexican, Southwestern
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2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here at least once a month. Great food and welcoming atmosphere. Fresh chips and salsa served right away with refills just a request away. Very attentive to your needs but if you need something they missed, just ask them. Very nice staff and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Thank Seth B
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We wandered across this restaurant in the strip mall adjacent to the Cinemas. It was recommended by a friend and I thank them! Good portions, great service and delicious.

Thank FLAKay
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204 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I refused to eat there for some time but friends insisted. The food has improved significantly!! The flavor has returned!! Service has always been decent. Pricing is very fair.

Thank Pamela M
Brooksville, Florida
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286 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I work in the same shopping center and El Ranchito offers a welcome change from fast food chain restaurants for me to get something to eat on break. Does the trick for satisfying my cravings for Mexican. I am able to get in and out within an hour and have a satisfying meal. The service is pleasant and pricing fair.... More 

Thank AnitaS484
Homosassa Springs, Florida
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have been there many times in the past. We always enjoyed the food and service most of the time. We went there in October of 2015 for dinner with the family, and the service was terrible. We thought it was a fluke, so we went again. This latest visit both the food and service was terrible. Twice burned in... More 

Thank kennweezie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Decided we wanted Mexican and asked the Google. Brought us to El Ranchitos and it turned out to be great. Delicious burritos and wonderful guacamole. Only bummer was the tempting sign for a margaritas special but they are only serving beer and sangria. Very busy and the staff is not super fluent in English so they missed a couple details... More 

Thank Carol C
Inverness, Florida
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Best place around for miles.Wife and I get the 26.95 meal for two,plenty of shrimp to share and rice n sauce,they give us three taco breads each with the fixings separate.We always tell them to bag em to go and have an extra meal at home.Homemade salsa crackers and salsa too.

Thank Harry N
Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

It didn't look like it was going to be good, but the fajitas were incredible; with enough to have 2 more meals. Service sucked. Never asked if we wanted another drink or water refills; and they took my plate of food BEFORE I had finished it. It was like they were chasing us out

Thank LiteralSavages
Beverly Hills, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

From the outside, this looks like many Mexican eateries in strip shopping plazas across America. I had read several reviews so thought we would give it a try since our friends were heading down to Mexico. Not too fancy inside, pictures along the wall, some kinda corny, but nothing offensive. Nice smell inside. Just getting busy at 5:30 PM on... More 

Thank motelmutt
N FT Myers
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76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Brought a large group of friends. Here from the heart of FtMyers. We know Mexican. This one rates high. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. When we went, they had the best Chili Rellanos, Gorditas and more. Lots more. But, you have to be a real Mexican food fan. I loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 352-341-0707
I'm not sure if this is affiliated with the El Ranchito in Crystal River. It could be a local chain, but I couldn't find a corporate web site.

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