We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11382 N Jacob Smart Blvd, One Mille Front he Exit 22 On The Left Side, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
+1 843-717-2420
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 29: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This burrito is huge, it had steak, chicken, shrimp (good size shrimp and not popcorn shrimp) mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, beans and rice all wrapped up in huge flower tortilla, topped with queso and red sauce. It is heaven on my lips. Every time I go, this is what I get. I just wish their guacamole was thicker in consistency I... More 

1 Thank Connie L
Level Contributor
76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended to us by the staff at a local motel. It was a great value, was very tasty, and would highly recommend it.

Thank ecoday
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while traveling through this horrid state. Food was excellent. Probably some of the best mexican food I have had in a very long time. However, the people that were working were awkward. We felt like we had just stepped into a hut where people living off the land were surprised to see other people. Good food though.

Thank Lindsey O
Pineland, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant has the best Mexican food. The service is wonderful and the owners are very accommodating. You can even ask for a special dish that's not on the menu and they will prepare it.

Thank Vandy A
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm going to this place get more disappointment on their service.....wait over 30 min for your order when the place was just a few tables busy.....waitress don't even bother to ask if we need anything. ....don't even offered a drink. ....stay away for this place.....I'm local. ...I will never come back....

Thank Cristian M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Restaurant was clean, no blaring music, good prices and food was excellent. Best restaurant in Ridgeland,SC and surrounding area. Definitely will go back!!!!!!!

Thank tedlaw1
Ridgeland, South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

My family and I love the food and service. They have a great selection of Mexican food. We highly recommend this place.

Thank Ancatavi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Do yourself a favor and drive a few miles off the interstate. Fresh, fresh Mexican food in a clean, bright space with attentive service.

Thank PAtraveler12390
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friends and family have been coming here for years when we visit SC during hunting season. The restaurant is located right between the hotel we stay at in Ridgeland and the place we hunt in Tillman, so it's a perfect spot for us to grab lunch. The food is always good and the prices are very reasonable. The restaurant... More 

Thank Fred W
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have a cabin in Ridgeland, and every time we make a trip up from Florida, this is the place to go. Everything I have ever ordered from this place I have loved. Some dishes can be a little expensive, but I guarantee its going to be authentic. I traditionally get the pollo esada or the quesadillas.... More 

Thank zachary e

Travelers who viewed El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11382 N Jacob Smart Blvd, One Mille Front he Exit 22 On The Left Side, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: +1 843-717-2420

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?