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La Rancherita

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102 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-1428
+1 919-303-2448
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not been here for over 7 years, but when i used to live in NC i went her with my mom every week, it was my favorite place and they need to make one in Arizona!

Thank Devin S
Tupper Lake, New York, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

the place is nicely decorated with mexican music playing in the background. Guacamole is made fresh and wonderful.

Thank adkgirl323
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was here last summer but when I went last night the menu and prices had both changed. My margarita was very good, but more expensive than before. Food service is very, very quick and the chips are great. My nachos were average with plenty of beef and cheese. My husband's tacos came just warm so he sent them back,... More 

Thank Kathleen598
Enterprise, Alabama
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This is quite possibly the best Mexican food experience I have had. This was a highly affordable, high quality dining experience. I had the Gringas Al Pastor ( pork soft tacos). My tastebuds danced with delight! My wife had the vegetarian tacos and was equally pleased. My kids loved the chicken nachos. Awesome! Will return!

Thank RyansTravelers
Gatlinburg, tn
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is my go to Mexican restaurant in the area! Always good food and good service. Try the chimichangas.

Thank smokeyjoe360
Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've eaten at La Rancherita a couple of times and both times the server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. Coming from Southern California with great Mexican restaurants in abundance, it's been difficult to find a close-to-authentic place here in Apex but La Rancherita fits the bill. Their salsa is excellent and their chips are fresh!

Thank Michelle H
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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174 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've come back to La Rancherita a number of times since my initial review in 2015. In that time, the restaurant has gotten a lot more authentic in it's dishes. The decor is more Mexican-hipster, but the food remains very good. I went last Saturday with the family and had the Guacamole live (with side of raw, sliced jalapenos). Ample... More 

Thank Jim M
Waukesha Wisconsin
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213 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Saw good reviews and was not disappointed. Service was quick and pleasant. The Al Pastor was great, the adoba marinade was superb. They have horchata which is always a favorite of mine. There is a decent tequila list, too. I have found few good Mexican places in NC. Tres Magueyes in Fuquay is a very friendly spot with a a... More 

Thank philomundi
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food is decent but really nothing special. It is downtown apex so it is very convenient. I was a little put off when I went because all the televisions were set on different channels and the only one I could see was set to a rape scandal at Duke University.

Thank Scott D
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went in for lunch while in Apex NC. Great TexMex. Understand there are other of this local chain in Raleigh NC.

Thank Duane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-1428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: +1 919-303-2448

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?