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“Expensive Mexican Food”
Review of El Rancho Grande

El Rancho Grande
Ranked #169 of 466 Restaurants in Bend
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: All your traditional Mexican favorites, plus time-tested creative family recipes. Everything comes with a side of exceptional service! Handcrafted margaritas, patio dining in summer, great deals during football season, family-friendly, and twice daily Happy Hours!
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Description: All your traditional Mexican favorites, plus time-tested creative family recipes. Everything comes with a side of exceptional service! Handcrafted margaritas, patio dining in summer, great deals during football season, family-friendly, and twice daily Happy Hours!
Reviewed July 13, 2012

El Rancho Grande looked almost brand new. We had a few dishes but their albondigas soup (mexican meatballs) was a serious disappointment. Besides getting charged around $10 for each large serving, the soup tasted watery with no real mexican flare, no skills shown on this one. We also had an avocado salsa made in from of us where they use one and a half avocados, plus onions, cilantro, and jalapeňos and it was tasty but once again we felt, overly expensive.
They did present different colors tortillas chips and they tasted very warm and fresh. Had a quesadilla plate (nothing to write home about) and some carnets tacos.
Overall the place was decent but the final numbers made us cringe a little bit. The servers were warm and hospitable and this place is located in a mall area, that looked also almost new. Apparently people in Bend, Oregon, are not missing any of the modern looks the newer malls have. According to the prices this place is not very economical but we saw lots of people about.
El Rancho Grande gets a decent 3 Stars, mostly for that guacamole salsa prepared at ringside. Very tasty. All other food needs to be revised by a more competent cook. 3 Stars.

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Thank Luke17
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Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Mojito was excellent! House made salsa was yummy. Nice location just south of bend.

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Thank Rahparker
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

we like going there for happy hour and to eat some good mexican food, they are recipes from the owners mother. yummy
plus rafieal and his wife larana are the best people ever. (owners)

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Thank theressa and ma... h
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Can't believe all this time when out there shopping we never knew about this place!
Great service and delicious food. Looking forward to trying their happy hour menu.
In a town that has several great Mexican restaurants make sure you add this to the list.
Who doesn't need a beer after shopping!

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Thank Shannon M
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