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El Ranchito

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM

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#374 of 3,286 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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Traditional Mexican appetizer. queso asadero topped w/ chorizo. prepared at your table.
fajita nachos (half or full order)
choice​ of beef or chicken. served w/ guacamole & cream.
nachos (half or full order)
choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, or bean.
camaron ixtapa
spicy jumbo shrimp in lemon butter sauce
botana platter
flautitas, beef/chicken quesadilla, guacamole & chile con queso.
quesadillas (corn or flour)
choice of cheese, chicken or beef
chile con queso
caldo de res
beef & vegetable soup, served w/ rice.
caldo de pollo
chicken & vegetable soup, served w/ rice.
ensalda tolteca
large salad topped w/ spicy breaded chicken breast
mexican salad beef or chicken
prepared w/ lettuce, tomatoes & topped w/ cheese. guacamole & sour cream in a tortilla shell.
fajita salad
mexican salad w/ choice of beef or chicken fajita.
combo dinner
cheese taco, chicken enchilada, beef enchilada. served w/ rice & refried beans.
maria felix
chicken entomatada, beef enchipotlada, chicken flauta, w/ rice & beans
pedro infante
one fajita taco, one cheese enchilada, one green chicken enchilada suisa, guacamole & refriend beans
crispy combo tacos
one ground beef taco, one shredded chicken taco & soft cheese taco
el burro
one beef or chicken burrito (also served fried), w/ rice & beans. available w/ fajita meat
chalupas (2)
choice of beans, beef or chicken. served w/ rice & refried beans
mojarra frita
whole tilapia fried. served w/ rice & spicy corn salad. contains bones.
coctel de camarones
shrimp cocktail prepared w/ our spicy cocktail sauce. monterrey style, onions, cilantro & avocado.
camaron a la oscar
shrimp sautéed in garlic butter, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, olives, cilantro. served on a bed of rice & baked potato.
camaron yucatan
jumbo shrimp cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. served w/ spaghetti & mushrooms.
camarones a la parilla
marinated shrimp in a special sauce, cooked on the grill. served on a bed of rice w/ a baked potato.
pescado anahuac
catfish fillet, sautéed w/ butter, garlic, wine, topped w/ mild cilantro sauce. served w/ rice.
pescado entero
whole catfish (headless) breaded & fried. served w/ fries & salad.
filete de pescado empanizado
catfish filet breaded & fried. served w/ fries & salad.
enchiladas de camaron
three cheese enchiladas smothered w/ ranchera salsa & shrimp. served w/ rice & avocado slice.
fajitas de camaron
served w/ charro beans, rich, guacamole & pico de gallo.
cabrito a la parrilla
Grilled baby goat, a delicacy of northern Mexico, served family style w/ rice, charro beans, guacamole, & pico de gallo.
cabrito en salsa
baby goat topped w/ salsa de tomate. served w/ charro beans, rice & pico de gallo.
guiso norteño
beef​ tenderloin or chicken stew in roasted tomato salsa & topped w/ cheese. served w/ refried beans.
guiso picoso
beef​ stew w/ diced green peppers, onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, spicy. served w/ rice & refried beans.
asado de puerco
pork in salsa de chile ancho. served w/ rice & refried beans.
first in dallas to introduce “sweet breads.” served w/ onions & charro beans.
fried tripe. served w/ rice & charro beans.
carne adobada
pork loin, marinated in chile ancho. cooked & served w/ rice & refried beans.
beef​ or chicken pounded thin, breaded & fried. served w/ salad & fries.
parrillada mexican
Serves two. grilled tender chunks of fajitas, chicken, beef, sausage & ribs, all served on a Mexican parrilla, charro beans & rice.
fajitas (for 1 or 2)
choice​ of chicken or beef. served w/ guaca mole, pico de gallo, & charro beans.
charcoal broiled flat steak. served w/ rice, refried beans, pico de gallo & guacamole.
tacos al carbon
three fajita tacos. beef or chicken. served w/ rice, charro beans, pico de gallo & guacamole.
bistec con chili chipotle
grilled rib eye steak smothered w/ salsa de chili chipotle. served w/ rice & refried beans.
bistec t-bone
t-bone served w/ rice & refried beans.
four beef short ribs w/ guacamole, pico de gallo, rice & refried beans.
mar y tierra
three steak medallions, three jumbo shrimp, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, rice & charro beans.
chunks of top sirloin on skewer w/ bell pepper, tomato & onions. served w/ rice & charro beans, guacamole & pico de gallo.
higado encebollado
liver cooked w/ onions & spices. served w/ rice & refried beans.
enchiladas suisas
chicken enchiladas w/ tomatillo sauce topped w/ crema mexicana, lettuce & tomato.
chile relleno cheese or beef
one large poblano pepper stuffed w/ cheese or shredded beef. served w/ rice, refried beans & guacamole.
pollo en mole
two pieces of chicken topped w/ mole. served w/ rice & refried beans.
flautas de pollo
two fried rolled corn tortillas w/ chicken topped w/ guacamole sauce, rice & refried beans.
hamburguesa mexicana
monterrey style hamburger, guacamole, refried beans, cheese, ham & jalapenos. served w/ fries.
old fashioned hamburguesa
lettuce, tomato served w/ fries.
choice​ of beef, chicken, or milanesa.
tex-mex kids
choice​ of one enchilada, or one taco or one chalupa. served w/ rice & refried beans.
chicken fingers
chicken fingers served w/ fries.
flan mexicano
arroz con leche
banana sanchez
cherry cheesecake
n.y. cheesecake
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews cabrito tortillas fajitas sopapillas rice and beans taco tex mex great atmosphere great salsa saturday night great meal ranchero margaritas patrons texas
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been here in a while, so returned to the familiar restaurant. I ordered something different this time and am glad I did. I had a combination plate that had a chicken taco and guacamole tostado with beans (not refried - the other...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SuziQinTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is not good,I only go there for the mariachis. They really need to put attention in the kitchen.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rosario G
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I normally love this place, but today all the guests are wearing winter coats. I asked and they have no heat. Are you kidding? This is evidently the usual since the staff don't seem to mind.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Hot_Laps
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Mariachis came by our table and played 2 songs and I gave them $5. They said it was $20 a song...ouch. Asked to speak with manager and they said there was a sign when you entered...the "mariachis" did not mention it. Manager sided with them....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tranquilisimo
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Great food and truly authentic Tex-Mex. We discovered this place a couple of years ago and just keep coming back. So many great items on the menu and perfect for large groups. The service is always wonderful. Delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CO552
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to enjoy a late lunch at Ranchitos. The service was great. Our server was great anticipating our needs. The food was hot and tasty. The home made tortillas are a must. Make sure to get there early enough to try the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matt G
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

What food I had was good. They had some great salsa. I would not classify this as the best Latin food that I have eaten but it was good and that is why I gave it an average.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tanndog
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Our family met here for dinner. We had reservations and were seated right away. Some of our party were late but we weren’t rushed and had drinks and starters. The food was enjoyed by most everyone. The waiter was very nice and helpful.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ada11s
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

As always, chile relenos, fajitas and margaritas very good. However, Mariachi Band is way too loud and overpowering. We sat down in the smaller room and ordered drinks. After drinks were brought, we placed our order. Shortly afterward, the mariachi band, including trumpet, proceeded to...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank cvxdriller
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Want a great meal, with very loud "live" Mexican music played by a Mariachi Band, then this is definitely the place to go. Just check the times for the live music, and it's better to wait to eat there when the band is playing. Or...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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No tamales but yes to flan!
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