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El Ranchito

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645 Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
(843) 717-2420
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank ecoday
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Lindsey O
Pineland, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Vandy A
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars 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....

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Thank Cristian M
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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!!!!!!!

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Thank tedlaw1
Ridgeland, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Ancatavi
PA
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank PAtraveler12390
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Fred W
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank zachary e
Okatie, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped in at this Mexican Restaurant just off of I 95 and were very pleasantly surprised. It is much larger inside then it looks and very nicely decorated. They have a large and varied menu and the weight staff were very prompt and very pleasant. Everything was freshly made. I had the shrimp taco salad and would recommend it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: (843) 717-2420

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