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“Real NM chili, homeade taste!”

El Rancho Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Portales
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
portales
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real NM chili, homeade taste!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The best chili (red and green) I have ever had, this is the true New Mexico experience! The servers and staff are all attentive and answered all of our questions. Ask to sample the chili first, it can be pretty hot (yummy). Also have very good burgers if you cannot eat chili. Overall a great authentic experience for green and red chili, and a good value for the price. Endless chips/salsa, and the sopapillas are delish! Clovis location has nice room for large parties and had our table ready for party of 16. For family visit, catered to my 2 children, as well! I think the Clovis location also has military discounts and awesome deal on Taco Tuesdays, no better deal around!

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Madera, California
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A bit expensive for what you get”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The waitress who brought our drinks was clearly overwhelmed. She told one of our party "oh well" when she gave him the wrong drink and didn't offer to correct it. She said something similar to another one in our group when she did the same thing to him. We had a large group, but even still. After that we didn't see her anymore and the other staff helping us was very attentive. The chicken enchiladas with green sauce were good. The sopapillas were very good.

Visited December 2012
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Clovis, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It could be worse”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I guess. The atmosphere, service, and food were all just. . . Okay. I'm rarely disappointed by food, and, sadly, El Rancho's offering was just bad enough that I wouldn't choose to go back.

Visited November 2011
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