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El Ranchito

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2101 Cornhusker Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3906
402-494-2988
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and delicious!

There are many choices in the Siouxland area for Mexican food but this is in my top two. Good range of menu items and moderately priced. I have never had a bad meal here and the service has always been friendly. Plenty of parking and usually not too busy except on event nights. The owner has done a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
loesshawk2015
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sloan, Iowa
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I love their homemade chips and salsa. Wow is it good! My wife also ordered the white cheese and it was pretty good as well. Everyone in my party tried a different dish and they were all great. I had the house special burrito and eventhough I am more of a chicken guy than beef and pork, it was fantastic.... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

There are many choices in the Siouxland area for Mexican food but this is in my top two. Good range of menu items and moderately priced. I have never had a bad meal here and the service has always been friendly. Plenty of parking and usually not too busy except on event nights. The owner has done a very good... More 

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Thank loesshawk2015
Grand Island, Nebraska
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Good authentic food and very reasonable. Recommended. Small location that fills up by 7 pm. Meals run $7-10 with single items starting at less than $2. Good service staff with fast meal delivery to your table. Not fancy but good food that will fill you up.

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Thank Midwest938
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We routinely order from "The Ranch." The salsa is excellent and my favorite is their chicken burrito. Yummy!

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1 Thank Becky H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

i eat and order a burrito , inside was a screw , refills are no free. was very good place to eat but after that , i don't eat any more there

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Thank bomeralvino .
Wayne, Nebraska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Chips and salsa are outstanding. Salsa has great balance of heat and flavor. Service has never disappointed. Good variety in the nightly specials.

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1 Thank Hoskins83
La Crosse
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We are not locals and this was our first and only time here. I get the mixed reviews about service. It was more homey, like going to a friends house, and you should know where stuff is and how its done! The restaurant is a giant pole building. It was a little chilly, wear a sweater, too. The margaritas were... More 

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Thank chipeddler
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The best chips and salsa in town. Good food, good service. A little chilly, bring a sweater. You pay at the register, so don't sit waiting for your check. Taco Dorado particularly yummy.

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Thank connie C
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant - we go a couple of times a month. It is easily accessible off the hwy 77 bypass. The wait staff are friendly and welcoming. The menu has many choices; available meats include ground beef, chicken, shredded beef, shredded pork, shrimp, a seafood combo soup. Free chips and salsa. The daily specials are generous.... More 

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Thank Sue M
sioiux city, ia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has great atmosphere, great service, tasty food. I am very picky about my mexican food and this has everything I love!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 Cornhusker Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  South Sioux City
  • Phone Number: 402-494-2988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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