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El Rancho Grande

Mexican, Southwestern
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310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These folks are wonderful. So friendly. Helpful. Knowledgeable about there food and prices. I would go back again. I highly recommend this restraunt.

Thank Vicki T
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It's been awhile since we ate here because of a poor previous experience. Once we finally were seated it took quite awhile before a server came and got a drink order. We had decided that we were all going to order as soon as the server came. We tried to order- no luck. The server wouldn't take our dinner order.... More 

Thank Lovethevacation
Orland Park, Illinois
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Restaurant staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was in a wheelchair and the staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. We were visiting with a large family group of 9, ages 3-60, and they nicely accommodated our group on the back porch. The screened in porch was very pleasant, and worked well with our group.... More 

Thank mdtravelers78
Union Pier, Michigan
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our family gathers here from time to time for an authentic mexican meal and margaritas. The menu is varied and will something for everyone. Their margaritas are good--and I'm picky! The wait staff is super friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about their menu. The prices are just fine for the amount of well-made, authentic food you receive.

Thank Kelly B
Noblesville, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Stopped in for a snack and margarita. The chicken nachos were very good and our server was friendly; however, the banana margarita tasted nothing like banana....at all.

Thank AEM74
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

In the mood for Mexican while nearby on a recent Saturday. We were seated quickly and chips and salsa arrived at the table promptly. Chips were fresh but not warm which would have been better, but that didn't stop us eating them. Our waitress Sandy was at the table for drink orders and she was very friendly. No complaints. One... More 

Thank Michele T
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to visit this restaurant and I must say I was terribly disappointed. The one positive is that the chips are fried and house and are very good, but the salsa is less than mediocre. My husband ordered nachos and he received a very small plate of less than standard nachos with very few toppings on them.... More 

Thank coolteachergirl
South Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I grew up in New Buffalo but have lived in Texas for the last 30 years. Being a resident of Houston, I have grown custom to some of the best Tex-Mex food in the country. When El Rancho Grade opened around 15 years ago, I was happy but also skeptical. On my first visit, I was pleasantly surprised at the... More 

Thank Martykirk
Springfield, Missouri
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294 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Was hoping for cerviche but they didn't have it on the menu so I opted for veggie fajitas and they were delicious. The veggies were fresh, not frozen & included peppers, carrots & celery. I'd requested jalapenos & expected them to be sliced & grilled with the other veggies but didn't specifically ask & they appeared roasted & whole on... More 

North Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This place is really nothing special. The food is mediocre at best, but with premium prices. I would not go to this restaurant again.

Thank Larry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 269-469-9600

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