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El Rancherito

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4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chips, salsa and queso was good. Order cheese and spinach enchiladas and maybe took 2 bites. The red sauce they put on them tastes like spaghetti sauce. Worst enchiladas I've ever had. Husband didn't eat his either. Locals recommend this place, so maybe the other food is good.

Thank Brooke W
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes service can be sketchy, but the food is great and their are some good ones that work here as well. Their steak tacos are great.

Thank BrianMtV618
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way from Nashville to Branson. We love our mexican food - eat it 2 times per week in Texas. We were told to pick this one over Agave (by hotel staff) and we're glad we listened. Chips and salsa are very good - and plentiful. Restaurant is big, very pretty and clean. Food portions are... More 

Thank hist0rylvr
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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
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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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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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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327 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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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
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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

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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, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
  • 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?