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El Rancherito

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4303 Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as we traveled through town on a trip. We ordered the fajitas and they were ok. They were the evening special. The taste was good but the portion was more of a lunch size. Our problem was with the service. The server was slow. He did not bring us our tortillas with the meal. When he came... More 

Thank Mike1956stlfan
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thru the years visiting MtV, not much changed. Still have language problems, still have problems serving more than 4 people at once, is my favorite drive-thru taco place on steroids kind of place in that it has more menu items and a bar. Nothing wrong with the food but nothing outstanding, either. I have enjoyed better elsewhere in town and... More 

Thank T C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling across lower Illinois and found this restaurant. The ratings convinced us to give it a try. The food was very good. We arrived later than the typical lunch time (around 1:30 pm) and they still had several customers enjoying lunch, but they were not extremely busy. It took two servers to finally get our drink order to... More 

Thank Brenda M
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The food was very freshly made, and the flavors extraordinary. The meat was so tasty. Superb place that far exceeded our expectations.

Thank MonsieurPamplemousse
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We ended up here because of a water main break that took out the other Mexican restaurant. Although the service and margaritas were quite good, I found the beef nachos to be bland and flavorless. The chips were stale. The service was very good.

Thank cpgrn
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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307 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just ate here again last night. Great selection of Mexican beers and large menu selection. Service is always prompt and friendly.

Thank Michael H
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

My husband visited here on a work trip a few years ago and wanted to share it with us - we now have it a permanent stop on our trips through IL. We've only visited for lunch but it's always been excellent food, good atmosphere and great service. Our recent visit was great as always. We had grilled chicken quesadillas,... More 

Thank Cindy J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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353 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were on a day trip and decided to stop here. We found the food and service to be excellent. The decor was quite colorful and created a nice dining atmosphere. Our service provided fast and pleasant service. The food was very tasty. I especially liked the tostada I had.

Thank Lorin G
O'Fallon, Missouri
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Stopped at this restaurant on our way home from Metropolis to St. Louis. Excellent margaritas and food. Ordered chimichangas and it was delicious. Our server was great for our group of 6 always attentive to refilling our chips and drinks. Will be a future stopping spot for us in our travels.

Thank trhops
Mount Vernon, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food at this place is very good, real Mexican food. The staff is great, very motivated to please you. Even when I overhear people routinely asking for an Americanized version of the food, they cheerfully serve it how ever you like. Try it the way it was intended tho, it really is very good!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4303 Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 6182446121

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