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“best mexican food in the area”

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El Ranchito Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #8 of 63 Restaurants in Albemarle
Cuisines: Mexican
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“best mexican food in the area”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

good mexican food that is tailored to north carolina tastes..but speak a little spanish and ask for the SALSA CALLIENTE and they will know you want the REAL salsa.that they bring from the back

Visited July 2012
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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635 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 997 helpful votes
“Hit and miss with the food”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Service was OK to poor. No smile ...no greeting....no bill to table. Messy.

The tacos were passable. They had no real flavour or spice or fire. The taste to me was dumbed down to suit American palates.This should not happen...serve it as it should be cooked and eaten.

But the tamale....what the heck was that? It was dreadful...an absolute mess and nothing like a real tamale. The chef should know better ... if he is Mexican. It was so bad I couldn't eat it and to be fair the waiter took it off the menu.

This is not authentic real Mexican food by any stretch. I have been a few times to the heart of Mexico and toured 1500 miles in the Yucatan alone.

  • Visited June 2012
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2012

My very favorite mexican place. The service is out of this world, the food is not TacoBell, It is the real thing. You become friends with the servers in 2 minutes. I actually know all of the employees names and I live in PA. The place is that memorable.

Visited April 2011
Thank Starduster5
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