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“Good but not the best”
Review of El Rancho

El Rancho
Ranked #27 of 68 Restaurants in Ludington
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good but not the best”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I stopped in for lunch shortly after they opened on a Friday. The food was good but not the best I have ever had. I especially liked their salsa. They have a big screen TV on both the bar side of the restaurant and the dining side. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a mural on one wall and unique chairs and booths. Service was very good.

Would I eat there again? Probably. While it may not be the best Tex-Mex I have ever had, it was certainly good and the price was right.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cinco de Awesome”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We took the family here on Cinco de Mayo.The place is bright and colorful inside. They have an outdoor patio and drink and food specials posted as soon as you walk in the door.

Authentic Mexican-American food, and reasonable prices.

The complimentary chips & salsa were great and kept coming as even the kids were hammering it.

Food came quickly and was tasty and well-portioned.

I won't wait until there is another Mexican holiday to come back here.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Jason T
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Montague, Michigan
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice meal with friends”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I were in town on a late winter get-away and wanted to eat here as we had heard good things. We were not disappointed! Good food and good prices. A big menu. Colorful restaurant...maybe a little too cartoonish of Mexican scenes. This place is located not far from the US 31 exit and is in a corner store of a strip mall so it would be easy to dismiss. Give it a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank hansonv
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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A GEM in a strip mall!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

El Rancho has superb food and service and decor. One would think that a restauruant in a "strip mall" would be hard to pull off. This place has done it. Do not pass this one by!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Yachtsman1304
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Ole Fun”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Bright, fun atmosphere, good menu with tons of selections. The service was good...actually excellent...with a very fun waiter. And the margarita pitcher .....delightful.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank decoratingplus
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