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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
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Woodstock, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent Thursday evening at 6:30, the vacant bar area & dining room (except for one table of two) remained vacant for the 2 & 1/2 hrs we were there. That should've been the tip off, but onward we proceeded. The service was slow, and the food was some of the worst Mexican (of any regional style) cuisine we've... More 

Thank slidegal
Samara, Russia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Rancho is our family's favorite Mexican Restaurant. We like the food and the service. They have the best enchiladas and Margaritas! Love this place!

Thank NatVer
Saugerties, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We often go to El Rancho when looking for a great atmosphere!! Wednesday's are margarita night, the salsa and chips are outstanding and the family run business has been there 30+ years!!!

Thank macdoogie
Union City, New Jersey
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320 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Located right on Route 32 on the outskirts of Saugerties, service is very good, the prices are moderate, the food was good- is it authentic? not sure, but we enjoyed the meal. Alcohol is available. The chips and salsa are very good.

Thank rex e
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 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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?