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El Ranchero's

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113 Broad St, Selma, AL 36701-4606
+1 334-872-6013
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Food and staff are fantastic. Chips are always fresh. I love that they are thin and the salsa always has the right amount of heat. Yummy grilled chicken soft tacos and cold beer. The staff, from the owner, waitress to cashier are the friendliest around. Service is great even when they have a full house.

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Thank Wanda W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The drinks were weak. The service was slow. Valley Grande Mexican Restaurant's drinks are better and the waiters are friendlier

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Thank Naopi E
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

i am from Houston and did not know what to expect while eating Mexican Food in Alabama lol wow! ya know how it is....... every Mexican Restaurant is "rated" by the Chips and Salsa and ice tea!!! both tasted really good i ordered 2 flour soft tacos with only ground beef and Cilantro and Oinions passed my Taste test!!! check... More 

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Thank JIM P
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This restaurant has good food, plentiful portions, an inexpensive lunch menu, and fast and attentive service. Its downtown location means that it is convenient to historic sights such as the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Selma Interpretive Center operated by the National Park Service, and the Water Avenue Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Do note the... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

We really enjoyed both the food and service at El Ranchero. The menu has many choices and the restaurant is right downtown - excellent location. Don't skip the desserts, which we found to freshly made and delicious! This will definitely be a repeat spot when I travel to Selma.

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Thank Angie T
Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This was one of the first Mexican restaurants to show up in a smaller town around these parts. I have always had good food and fast, friendly service. The Steak Fajita Quesadilla is always my go to dish!!

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Thank Wanderlust724
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

I am not from the South and I love Mexican food. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise in a small town, a nice place to eat with decent prices, good service, and the food, although nothing spectacular, is tasty with very filling portions.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Went there with my two young children I am Mexican and I have to say this food was thee nastiest non tasteful food I've ever had at a restaurant. & that's saying a lot considering I make Mexican food at home.Regretted even wasting my money.& I ordered some tamales and they had RAGU sauce on them! I requested a different... More 

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Thank Wesam N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I love this place. It's close to where I work so it's very convenient. The food is great and portions are substantial. There aren't a lot of choices in downtown Selma but this is definitely a must try place!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

I had tostados and they were great! Salsa was mild at best..tamales were kinda weird because they put some sort of red sauce on it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Broad St, Selma, AL 36701-4606
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Selma
  • Phone Number: +1 334-872-6013

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