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EL RANCHERO

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Mexican
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1481 Wesel Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 240-420-2842
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent tex mex

the highlights: excellent wait staff who were courteous and friendly. fresh ingredients. authentic flavors. the margaritas were made from scratch - no sour mix here. even our fellow diners were friendly. super crowded and there was a decent wait. but, your patience will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Danes1221
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Mexican food and friendly staff made for a great date night. Best carnitas that we've ever tried! We would definitely recommend El Ranchero to anyone looking for a great meal at a reasonable price - we'll definitely be coming back when we are in the Hagerstown area.

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Thank WestieMommy08
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

the highlights: excellent wait staff who were courteous and friendly. fresh ingredients. authentic flavors. the margaritas were made from scratch - no sour mix here. even our fellow diners were friendly. super crowded and there was a decent wait. but, your patience will be rewarded. highly recommend!

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Thank Danes1221
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We used to go to their old location, the new location is great and the food is still great, liked the atmosphere of the old location better but as long as the food stays great we will visit them.

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Thank Rush M
Gloucester, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They had some interesting choices like potato quesadillas. Service was good, but not as fast as most Mexican restaurants I have been to. I had a mushroom and cheese quesadilla, it was grilled and it was very tasty.

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Thank Jenna S
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after our racing rained out. It was about half full and seated right away. The chips and salsa were tasty. My boys enjoyed their kids meals, thought they would have came with rice but not a big deal. My wife got the burritos and I got the Plato grande. Both were large and much less... More 

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Thank Scott H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants to visit when we're done shopping at The Valley Mall, or just take my girlfriend on date night. This is the best Mexican food I've ever had. Fresh tortilla chips and salsa come immediately once you have taken your seat. My personal favorite is "Pollo Al Chipotle" which is chicken with in house made chipotle... More 

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Thank Mark T
American Fork, Utah
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were greeted when we arrived and they sat us down immediately. I ordered 2 chicken burrito with some jalapeño inside, the food was hot just the way it should be. The restaurant was clean until a guess made a spill by accident and didn't tell the staff but it was cleaned up within seconds after the customers departed the... More 

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Thank g_lattie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was great and always is! Waiters are amazing and on their toes, food is served faster than any restaurant I've ever been too. Definitely should come to this location if you are a margarita fan!!

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Thank Mdnalley
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had dinner at El Rachero and it was very busy. We asked for a quiet booth since there were some large groups around the tables. The service is good, the wait staff is friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable. The food is just,

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Thank MKBTG
Greensboro
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had nachos fajita the first night and a special burrito the second night. Monday nights they have a margarita special. The food was warm and tasty. There is TV in the bar area. No wi-fi connection though. Lots of small children seemed to be there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1481 Wesel Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: +1 240-420-2842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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