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“Good and inexpensive!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of EL RANCHERO

EL RANCHERO
Ranked #28 of 247 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good and inexpensive!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This was my fourth time here and I love the shredded chicken taco salad! I kids menu is good. Service was good. Price was great. All of our food came out jot and seemed fresh. No complaints from us, just get there early because the place was packed by 5:30pm on a Saturday night

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great for girls' night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

$1.99 margaritas on Monday make a great way to start the week! Typical Mexican menu, flavorful food and good service. Plus free chips and salsa to munch on while you wait.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank MegS126
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MD
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Downhill since the move”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This use to be by far for me family and friends the best Mexican food around for the money. Since they moved to their new location on Wesel Blvd. the quality and quantity of the food has dropped drastically. The salsa is not consistent, now it tastes like plain tomato sauce with no spice, three different visits, three different tastes. Other friends agree. Trust me, I know Mexican food and it does change each time you make salsa but this is not normal for them. All the years of enjoying a consistent menu is gone. One visit the fajitas came out sizzling on the plate burnt and dried up (the manager caught it as they were serving it to me and took it back before I said a thing) to the next visit with barely cooked peppers and onions and ZERO flavor.on the skillet all watered down. My husband loves the carnitas, well now the dinner portion is barely as big as the lunch used to be AND half the meat was fat! I can't understand unless because of the move that they lost their good cooks but it's a shame. Sounds like most people we talk to say the same thing. It's so sad. We all think twice about going here unlike before it was nothing to go twice a week or every week with friends for lunch!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rdstrubel
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and marguritas... And staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The marguritas here are THE BEST in Maryland! The food is awesome, from chimichanga to sizzliing fajitas. Its all good. The staff are friendly smiling Mexicans. Very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SteveWalter96
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Comfort Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

El Ranchero is a great place for Mexican food. They are very consistent and always try to appease the customer. The best part is the food is always hot when it reaches the table.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1Wonderer
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