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El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
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Gaylord, Michigan
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food and drinks! The food tasted authentic and delicious. They had yummy margaritas. It is a place to relax, eat and hang out with friends and family.

Thank Rachel C
Alexandria, Virginia
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not like the fast food spinoff across the street. Nowhere but an authentic Mexican restaurant can you get that soft white cheese on your tacos. Stopped here on our way south from the UP. Only had a snack, next time we'll have dinner! Sweet staff, salsa was good too. A real find on a road mostly filled with fast food... More 

Thank Coco A
Elmira, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This place is amazing! The food is so so good! The service is great! I love that when we walk through the door they greet us like we're friends and they pretty much already have our drinks started ( that probably tells you how much we go here.....) We love the margarita's (only had the original). Overall just a great... More 

Thank T S
South Bend, Indiana
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

On our way to the Straits for a few days so we stopped to fuel up and try to find authentic Mexican food. We may have found it, as the employees are native speakers. Typical menu, but don't expect large portions based on the prices. My burrito was the size of a bus station vending machine burrito and actually not... More 

Thank magnariderv45
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This place has some of the greatest Mexican food I've had in a long time. The wait staff is always pleasant and their service is excellent.

Thank Sheila W
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I was on an overnight business trip in Gaylord and wanted someplace that I could walk to from my hotel. This was right around the corner and the desk clerk told me that they had wi-fi. I was able to sit at the bar and finish some work for the day with a good drink and a couple of ala... More 

Thank guinness40
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This us one of our dinner spots when we come up to Michigan from Pennsylvania to visit family every year.

2 Thank bSmith328
Monroe, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Food was very good. We had a party of 16 and the service was excellent as well as the food came out hot for everyone No COLD Food ! One thing to note is that regardless of how much you order from the bar, when Happy Hour starts you do not get Happy Hour specials unless you are dining in... More 

2 Thank stadler62

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?