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El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome shrimp anything.......they do shrimp right! Superior tamales......fantastic margaritas.......and bottomless chips and salsa!

Thank bdutcher
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Mexican lunch for you birthday? Why not!!! We were joined by another couple and enjoyed a selection from the luncheon menu at El Rancho. The service was great and the food also great and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our dining experience today and will certainly return.

Thank Chuck C
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I have been here a few times. The food and service are good. They have specials on Sunday which I appreciate. It's usually pretty quiet during the day, we haven't been here at night.

Thank J K
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the southwest, I know what to expect when it comes to Mexican food. This does NOT fit the bill. I had the enchilada rancho, no flavor. It was served in a foil packet that when I opened it, everything fell out. I will not be returning.

Thank Plb1959
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

TacoBell would have been far better. Bad food, bad service ( our bad for not leaving with them vacuuming at 8:15) really almost inedible food

Thank Lisakmerritt
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Good food - huge variety to select from. The pitcher o frozen drinks were great good food and drinks :)

Thank Love2Travel100
New Albany, Ohio
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I am a huge fan of (American) Mexican and the food was just good, not great. The food came out fast and very hot but the chicken in the enchiladas was very bland. My nephew had a giant burrito and loved his choice but mine was just ok. Maybe I should have tried something else but have experienced many similar... More 

Thank russandange
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there for lunch, first time customers, chips, salsa and guacamole were excellent, I had the fajita quesadilla and it was out of this world, lots of chicken and queso cheese on it. wife had shredded beef burrito and loved it. I will definitely go back... And highly recommend it..

Thank Bruce H
Gaylord, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We met up with friends for lunch and that was the best experience I've had there. I've been three other times but wasn't very impressed. Because of this last visit, I'll try it again. It was good food and good service this last visit.

Thank aliciah682
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been here three times, the first time things went well. The food and drinks are pretty good; typical Mexican without any flare. The following two times I've been there, I was disappointed in the wait staff; they seem to have a problem separating their social lives with work, because they're usually on their phones. The host was on... More 

Thank Dan F

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: 989-732-0307
opened a few months ago

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