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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 12 of us went here. The service started out slow and then went down hill. As 10 of us were waiting for the final two (who were a little lost) we asked for chips and salsa and were told 'no'. We asked if we could separate the tables so that the rest of us could order and... More 

Thank Lise B
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Service, Great Margarita's the flank steaks and the Shrimp Chipolte are tops. There is also parking which is great for this area.

Thank Carmen F
Palenville, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

El Rancho has been around for years and has been one of my go-to restaurants. They are family owned and operated and you get the personal touch with each visit. The place has grown with the influx of tourism and although the menu has shrunk a bit to accommodate this growth, not much has suffered. Wednesday is Margarita night and... More 

Thank Blake G
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The food is always good here. Highly recommend the Cadillac margarita. this place will not disappoint.

Thank Diana L
Morristown, New Jersey
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The burrito missed flavor. My wife's pork was dry and flavorless as well. Atmosphere okay but nothing too cozy. Would not go there again especially since prices are not that cheap.

Thank hansel973
Burlington, Connecticut
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Food was average. Service was atrocious & slow. Not only did waiter leave us alone for long periods of time, but when he did stop by and we asked him for something, he was off like a shot before we could ask him anything else.

Thank DJTrekkie
Palenville, New York
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have known this restaurant since they first opened and we have to say that the family have worked very hard to make a success of it...The food and drink are more or less middle of the road Mexican and there is a lot of it with large portions. A good place to gather with friends but not so much... More 

Thank Dick B
Saugerties, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent authentic -always fresh and tasty. Salsa is made fresh daily and is the best I have ever had anywhere. Chicken Enchilada Suizas - my favorite. Many choices on the menu. This is the only place for fried ice cream.

Thank Lori J
Woodstock, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I went with my son and they sat us in a tiny corner that was so dark I had yo use my cell phone to read the menu. Service was awful, food was terrible and expensive and as we were leaving I saw the waiter take the salsa off of one table and give it to a new table. I... More 

Thank supernurse12477
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like a little spice the salsa is the best, beats many local restaurants in the southwest. Meals are always fresh , flavorful and well presented. Very rarely do you find the seafood chimichangas on the menu in any restaurant. Always my favorite! Ensalda de pollo is great in the summer. Always a treat to visit!

Thank rj64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Saugerties
  • Phone Number: 845-246-2797

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