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“Pretty Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Rancho Grande

El Rancho Grande
Ranked #136 of 447 Restaurants in Bend
Cuisines: Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Redmond, Oregon
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126 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Met friends there Saturday evening. Place was very busy (good sign?). Everyone in our party was pleased with their meal. The service was more attentive than other Mexican restaurants we have frequented over the years.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bend, Oregon
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A Family Mexican Restaurant. Not Much More”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Food is as expected. It was served quickly and hot. It taste very similar to any other Family Mexican Restaurant. The wait staff is friendly and prompt. The place will not wow you, but does not disappoint, either.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank codyayrton
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Sisters, Oregon
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic Flavor Mole!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Returned To El Rancho Grande again. Now I rate a Mexican restaurant in the final process by whether they have a good Mole sauce, which I am pretty critical of due to the fact that I make my own Mole. Some people rate Mexican restaurants by their salsa, and that is one good way to start, but Mole is much harder to make than salsa! Anyway, I have tried Mole in many Mexican restaurants and only found it to be fantastic a few times in 45 years! Well, I was very impressed by the Mole at El Rancho Grande! Enough Said! Great Mole! Try it out!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Lorenzo B
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Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Monday Night Football dinner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped in during the Monday night game and had outstanding Mexican dinners. Service was spot on. Ambiance was great - nice setting in the lounge to see the game, locals were having a fun time - made the evening fun after a day on the road. She had Burro Acapulco and I had the Cameron's Creme dinners with drinks on the side. You cannot go away hungry with the portions they serve!
Prices were very reasonable for the Bend area. Location was outside of the busy downtown with easy access to route 97 and 20 nearby. After eating, we walked around the shops nearby - nice location overall. We'll come again when in Bend!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank John D
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“Great service, good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I have been there twice now with the same waiter. The time elapse between the two visits was significant but the waiter still remembered us from the previous time which was awesome. He was also extremely friendly and welcoming. The margaritas are fantastic and the prices are fair for drinks and good for food. My major determining factor in a Mexican resturant is salsa and their salsa is pretty good if you like hot salsa. There are different portions of the resturant which provide different atmospheres which is nice (outside, bar, dining). Overall one of the best dining experiences I have had in central Oregon.

  • Visited August 2013
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