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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Mexican, American,
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
+1 505-863-9311
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“taco salad” (8 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
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Reviewed yesterday

The lobby of this Motel/Restaurant is something to see, it is a real step back in time. Unfortunately, the restaurant was lacking. The service was good the food average at best. Two in our party had Jr Hamburgers and both reported that they were incredibly...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Never had chile verde like that before. My husband stayed with the taco plate, he didn't care for his either

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With the history of this Hotel we thought we would try it for dinner as it was across the road from our accommodation. Staff were friendly and service was good but the experience was let down by average food. Now they might be great with...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommend that you stay at least a couple of nights at the El Rancho Hotel and soak in the ambience of the golden age of film making. Then indulge in a fine meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner, in the hotel's famous restaurant. Everything...More

Thank Brian_in_Reno
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the enchilada dinner and it was okay, Absolutely nothing to get excited about, I should have known better since I live in New Mexico. I also had a margarita and it was pretty pathetic. Have a margarita some other place.

Thank 480teresa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped mid-afternoon on a weekday. The dining room was almost empty which was to be expected at this time of the day. Our server was very prompt and attentive. Drinks were refilled quickly and dishes cleared as they were completed. The food was served...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the El Rancho Hotel while traveling Route 66. We decided to have drinks and dinner. We ate in the bar area. Our bartender/waitress was very friendly and did a great wonderful job. Food was average, but I’m not sure that’s why you...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked across the street for dinner. Went into the bar. Overwhelmed is a good description of the bar tender. He had two large parties of people who chose to eat in the bar instead of the restaurant. It took FOREVER for our order to be...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of good food, and well done. lLmost to much food, actually. over ate a bit, but ate it all. Worth eating there.

Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here for an evening meal. Service was slow. The food items were average at best. Certainly not fine dining. The atmosphere is not impressive. However, the hotel lobby and upstairs displays made the trip to the hotel worthwhile.

Thank Jill B
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Darrel-Carol | Reviewed this property |
Neither, it is New Mexican style.
Roger N
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call them and check their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-9311
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