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El Ranchero

176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
“refried beans” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wondered around town and found this authentic Mexican restaurant....it was full of mostly local customers.....so you know it was going to be good!!! Our meal was served hot and delicious.....great food!!!

Thank 107Judy30
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Went to this place really hoping for a decent margarita and got a tasteless big glass of shaved ice! Sent it back twice but all the guy did was bring me back the same drink with a new straw! I had ordered the fajitas lunch...More

Thank samantha w
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to hang out, sit inside or outside, watch tv. Food is outstanding. Great service, friendly people, clean. Thinly sliced chicken with nacho cheese on top is my favorite (pollo loco). Fresh salad, great salsa, creamy refried beans. Never been disappointed.

Thank Musiclvrsc
Reviewed 13 February 2018

El Ranchero does a good job with their food but it tastes like all the other Mexican places in the area. I ordered two chimichangas and, again, nothing special but nothing horrible either - just sort of blah. The salsa they first bring out when...More

Thank UncleJessie66
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Out first visit to El Ranchero. It's a great fun space and the service was quick and friendly. We opted for the lunch fajitas and a dish called Amigo Bronco...poblanos stuffed with shrimp. The fajitas needed a bit more seasoning but were nicely grilled and...More

Thank mnslbear
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Not they typical Tex-Mex meal; it was better. I had shrimp wrapped in a green chile. Quite a lot of food for the moderate price! My wife also enjoyed her meal and a marguerite. Visited on an evening. Uncrowded. Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent waiter. I don't...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

One of the best meals I've ever eaten at a Mexican Restaurant! Be sure to try the quesadillas and the fajita burrito. Both were very good.

Thank DPerkins1954
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Wife had enchiladas with extra rice (she's not find of pinto beans) I enjoyed the burrito and tamal (lunch special#8) sizzling plates, 3 different hot sauces, what's not to like. Easy parking off the main drag.

Thank C7812OYmarkk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our son attended Brevard College for 4 years obtaining his undergrad. Played baseball all four years as well. Therefore, we visited the area many times during this period. Enjoyed eating there many times. Always a very good meal at very reasonable prices. We were traveling...More

Thank 222Dale222
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It was perfect weather and I needed to meet my business partner. We decided on one of our favorite Mexican restaurants since they had outdoor dining. I wasn't all that hungry and ordered a plate of nachos. Oh so delicious! Come visit this place.

Thank Channel70Productions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-883-4000
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