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El Ranchero

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews fajitas refried beans queso chicken typical tex mex mexican restaurant in town the wait staff my favorite friendly service yummy crispy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy our food at El Ranchero when visiting Brevard. The food, and staff stay consistent. We enjoy the variety of the selections and prices.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Htb999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We intended to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant which is Plaza Giarabaldi on Main Street, but they were closed. We made the mistake of going to El Ranchero. The food was very bland tasting. We ordered a variety of things from burritos to taco...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DesireeMonteith
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Good, authentic Mexican food and drink and friendly service at great prices. The tree shaded outdoor patio is extra fun in warm weather.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annf598
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We has dinner here after Christmas and we really hoped it would be more than it was. Our server was very friendly and the food was prepared quickly. It is the food that was most underwhelming. The salsa had the look and texture of plain...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank easternNCgirl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have to say the employees and the owners here are not friendly or welcoming at all. They cater to the locals . The salsa was really good ... perfect for me ... not too hot and not too mild . It was also thick...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious fajita salad & Diet Pepsi for me; hubby had grande margarita & 3 cheese enchiladas: very good & great service!🥑🥙🌮🍸

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 34jackieg
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The wait for a table at The Square Root was 30-40 minutes at 2pm because they were so jammed, so we gave them our cell number and decided to walk around. We went over to El Ranchero instead and we got right in. The place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank milril44
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Just ate at this restaurant for lunch today. Most of the wait staff were sitting at a table in front of what appeared to be a bar talking. Staff wasn't very friendly. Spoke to two or three to say hello etc., smiled...no response. Blank stares....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank westanner
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stumpled on El Ranchero when we were looking for another Mexican restaurant. It wasn't busy, so we decided to eat there. The staff weren't particularly welcoming, and the ambience left something to be desired. The food, however, was very good. It's too bad the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

After an hour long wait for our food and watching other customers who had been setted long after we had ordered get served before us, our order was 1 bean tostada and a fajita plate, part of our order was finally brought. It was a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sheri O
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