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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
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El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we lived in Arizona - this was a great place to stay. The rooms have a lot of the old bathroom fixtures that we had in our home when I was growing up. The beds are comfortable and the hotel staff are very nice! Leroy is the front desk attendant and loves to talk. He is very friendly and... More 

Thank Brenda M A
Gallup, New Mexico
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in this town and if you are looking for great food with a nice atmosphere you have come to the right place. They make many Mexican & American plates that are all very good to eat. I have never left here disappointed. The food is very good. The service is good and the peaceful environment makes for a... More 

Thank Orin7
Vacaville, California
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159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here because we wanted to visit this historic location but the kitchen killed whatever interest we had in the place. My wife ordered a medium well steak and it arrived medium rare. I ordered medium rare and my prime rib was medium well. The waitress didn't seem to care and we ended up sending both... More 

Thank John F
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The El Rancho hotel lobby was an interesting look at bygone times....the restaurant itself was a less pleasing room. The food was good as well as the staff.

Thank Prissa
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roadtrip from Patrick AFB to Travis AFB, mostly I40 and nostalgic route 66! We are broadcasting from Gallup, NM on Route 66! This is a great place. You need to stop in for a spell. Memories are flooding back of a time when life was simpler and glamorous. When everyone knew your name. The lobby has this awesome "Gone with... More 

Thank Shawzer
Lonoke, Arkansas
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk up to the front you are taken back in a time before the interstate came through. Many famous people stayed here. From Ronald Reagan to Lucy. If you don't stay here at least visit, and be sure to sit out on the 2nd level front porch.

Thank PennMoore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a wonderful place to dine, the food was very good and the staff very friendly. the décor was great

Thank Diane r
Willowbrook, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was almost the only place open after 9 on a Friday night. After a long day of driving, I wanted a sit down meal and a cold beer. My wife said that the Taco Salad was the best she had ever had. The people are friendly and the service was pretty good. The prices were reasonable as well.

Thank Kevin M
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day driving of our road trip, we ended up here for a beer and some nachos with guacamole. Beautiful building, and as soon as we walked into the restaurant it felt as if we were in Mexico. Great ambiance, nice background music and a good menu with not too many options but enough to suit everyone's taste.... More 

Thank Evarrr
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a bite mid-afternoon so the restaurant not very busy. We ordered a couple local beers while looking over the menu. My husband had a burger -- was satisfied. I ordered a Taco salad which was ok but nothing special. We're from the Midwest so I had been hoping for a good old Southwestern... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 1-505-863-9311

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