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El Rancho Grande

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is all pre made or packaged I have had better Mexican food at a fast food Tex mex restaurant, I wouldn't come back here again.

Thank bvp5
Cleveland, OH
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service here is fast. In this case, it is not a good thing. We had the feeling that everything was made ahead and just sitting in a steamer. This was the worst Mexican dinner we've ever had, down to the tasteless rice and beans. We would never return here.

Thank wanderlust44122
Munster, Indiana
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Bad food bad service, on top of that they got our orders wrong and did not compensate in any way. Do not waste time or money go down the street if you want authentic Mexican food, wont mention there name here but all the locals will tell you. A little Carrie out on south side of street about 3 or... More 

Thank George S
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, 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?