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El Ranchito

Mexican, Southwestern
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2101 Cornhusker Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3906
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my mom and sister, great food! The tacos are small but super delicious, all the food is authentic mexican food. the salsa and chips are delicious too! Margaritas par excellent as well! The only complaint is the fly's. Flys are a problem in the overall area, but inside the restaurant I think they could do a... More 

Thank swimfamily4909
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

El Ranchito offers fabulous authentic Mexican food options (my favorite being their chimichanga) at affordable prices. Service is quick and efficient, making it an ideal location for a quick lunch or dinner. Plus, with a complimentary basket of tortilla chips and salsa, you can't go wrong!

Thank Stephanie H
Omaha, Nebraska
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I took a group of 8 big hungry tech services guys to this location for lunch and they did a really nice job. The chips and salsa are some of the best I've had all over the country. Thee meals were reasonable, hot and delicious. A weird setup as it was half restaurant half dance hall. Very authentic.

Thank chargus
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I eat here frequently (usually two or three times a month) and it is always good. I do wish they would offer free drink refills and not be so stingy with their chips-and-salsa that come as a free appetizer.

Sloan, Iowa
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank jlutt87
Sioux City, Iowa
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank loesshawk2015
Grand Island, Nebraska
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Midwest938
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

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

Thank bomeralvino .
Wayne, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank Hoskins83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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