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El Ranchito Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #8 of 63 Restaurants in Albemarle
Cuisines: Mexican
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“My all time favorite restaurant!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love El Ranchito it is the best Mexican food I have had. Every time I eat Mexican food somewhere else it doesn't compare. It's comfort food at its best!

  • Visited February 2014
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love this place....”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have had the pleasure of many visits to El Ranchito and I have received consistently good food each time. I have visited at various times of the day and ordered from the lunch and dinner menus with it all being equally good. I have several favorites and prefer their specialty burritos. The salsa is a little bland for my taste, but the chips are always warm and fresh. It's a winner when visiting small town Albemarle. Oh, and the Margaritas are pretty good too.

Visited March 2014
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Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good, but bland if you're used to real Mexican food.”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Lots of choices and friendly service. Coming from Texas, I found the hot sauce to be mild and the food bland. Refried beans were watery and not much taste. A jar of Pace's Picante Sauce, some garlic, and cumin would have been welcomed. Basically ok for Mexican food in North Carolina.

Visited June 2013
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just right”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Love the spicy food and the friendly people!!! Tables are always clean and we don't have to wait to be seated, love it!!!!!

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Mexican food like any other”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

This is just like any other Mexican restaurant Service is slow. The staff stands next to the bar and talks in Spanish while looking at you. You wonder if they are talking about you? If you need something forget about asking because they are to busy standing there speaking Spanish to wait on you.

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