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“Wickenburg Mexican”

El Ranchero Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Wickenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
USA
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293 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“Wickenburg Mexican”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very nondescript Mexican restaurant, but the food was surprisingly good. And ridiculously economical. I'm not sure that I would make the drive from Phoenix just to visit El Ranchero (as some others have mentioned), but I would certainly not hesitate to eat there again the next time that I am in Wickenburg.

  • Visited February 2013
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Aurora, Illinois
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A surprising hole in the wall”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

This restaurant has the finest Mexican food I have ever had. It is easy to overlook and drive right by, but it is worth looking for. The Margaritas are large and flavorful, but the food is the attraction. The chips and salsa are so good it is hard not to eat so many of them that there is no room for the entree. We have eaten here numerous times, and every entree is outstanding. The staff is always friendly. We drive 30 miles each way to eat here.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank bobtravels13
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Tucson, Arizona
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616 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Great Quality, Very Friendly Authentic Low Cost Mexican”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This little unassuming place really does the job. It is a family run friendly very low key come as you are place with truly homemade excellent Mexican cooking. The Tamale with no meat was absolutely stunning, the best tamale north of the border, truly, if they could package this and sell it US wide it would take the country by storm. Wow. The shrimp in a spicy red sauce rocked, and where else can you find 2.5 dollar Dos Equis or Bohemia or Negro Modelo? Total check with four beers and three entrees was $34 and the food was just outstanding, even the rice!
ZB

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank zabriskibound
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Congress, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best regional Mexican food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food in this little cafe is amazing. It's worth a drive from Phoenix. Excellent wait staff as well.

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Thank barbegross
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Vancouver
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly staff.”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were headed to Tumbleweeds and it was closed on Sundays, but a man working on the landscaping recommended El Rancheros. We're glad he did, the restaurant had lots of character, the staff is support friendly, and the food was tastey. We had the fish tacos and veggie shrimp burrito. The presentation was pretty and the food very yummy. Definitely will come back if we are in Wickenberg again.

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