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El Ranchito

281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
+1 760-873-7248
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (5 reviews)
“chili” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Had dinner there this past week. Typical Mexican place, lot of decoration and very colorful paint. Service was fast and friendly.There was only one waiter and the place was full, but he took his time to answer our questions. Food was quite good; the prices...More

Thank Gerda D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The restaurant was recommended to me by hotel manager. A nice local restaurant with good service and very good food. Many items on the menu. Can't remember what I had was called but it was a Mexican skillet, messy, nice portion and very good. Looks...More

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a delicious restaurant. Small and tucked in along Main Street. If you want a truly great mexican meal at a fair price this a must visit. Service fast and friendly and the food is off the charts. If I lived here this would be...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Doesn't look much from the outside but a great value meal with excellent, friendly service. Accommodated some picky children, sharing plates and made good recommendations. Freshly made and tasty food. On our road trip found food very expensive in a lot of places so felt...More

Thank CJones900
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If you doubt if a Mexican restaurant is authentic and good, check for Lengua and Tamales on the menu. This restaurant had both and along with the other choices everything tasted very good. Check it out!!!

Thank Luc J
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I decided to eat here for dinner on our first night in Bishop and it was "trip advisor recommended". The only reason it received one star is because there wasn't an option for zero. This place is TERRIBLE. I will say the...More

Thank Micnrn45
Reviewed 13 July 2017

In a town full of Mexican food restaurants, this is one of the more realistic offerings. Main Street location makes it open to truck traffic noises, as are three others on the same general area. Owners seem to have a "more" Mexican taste approach and...More

Thank larrycW8898RG
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We stopped here for an evening snack after listening to the music in the park. We ordered the nachos with beef, and were not disappointed. Everything was fresh and there was no shortage of jack and cheddar cheese! By this time of the evening after...More

Thank craulston
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wonderful tortillas - tasty, soft and didn't disintegrate while we were eating them. Has el pastor, carnita and barbacoa mexican style tacos. All were very tasty. 3 was very filling for lunch - most folks could make due with 2 of them. Salsa are homemade...More

Thank carey c
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were passing thru on our way back from Mammoth and we stopped in for breakfast. El Ranchito is right in the heart of Bishop. Mariya, the owner, served us and was delightful. Her daughters work there as well. It is a very family friendly...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1 760-873-7248
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Specialties: Not just Mexican Food. We were awarded Yelp's "Local's favorite" since 2004. Our locals have requested that we provide our breakfast all day and we are happy to provide. You'll find a variety of large portioned great choices here, from fresh seafood, authentic Mexican food made from recipes that traveled from Nayarit, Mexico. If you're not feeling like Mexican you can enjoy food from our American menu. We offer freshly made sandwiches, burgers, the works also a local favorite! The Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Cocktail, Chile Rellenos and Burritos are only a few of our local's favorite foods. Our salsa's are made out of fresh ingredients. The red, green and avocado sauces are all sauces that clients love and enjoy. The food is delicious and when you add a sauce, the food tastes even better! Our Mexican drinks (horchata, jamaica, tamarindo) are also made with fresh ingredients. Our horchata is claimed to be #1 in town! We are very flexible when it comes to orders. We will try our hardest to make you happy. Made From Scratch: French fries, hash browns, country potatoes White, wheat, sour dough, rye, english muffins, burger buns, Biscuits and gravy, Corn and Flower tortillas, Red California chilli sauce, Green tomatillo sauce, ranchero sauce, Mireya's salsa (hot and mild), Buttermilk pancakes, Juices: apple, orange, cranberry, and so on, desserts, Mireya's rice, And Chicken Fried Steak
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