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El Ranchito Taco Shop

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31855 Date Palm Dr Ste 12, Cathedral City, CA 92234-3100
+1 760-321-9751
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Sacramento
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cute little fast food place, nice staff. But the food, I don't know, to me it was the worst Mexican food ever. Everything tasted canned. It's not the cheapest around though, you'd think it would be. At this price there are much better places with really tasty food. Actually I'd prefer Del Taco or Taco Bell to this place. Maybe... More 

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Thank artistpaul
Cathedral City
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

husband & eldest loves this place - its their special place to go out just the 2 of them - they call it their 'super taco' place..

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Thank cometkatt
Sacramento, California
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Not the best, but not the worst Mexican food I have had. Place was clean and it appeared a lot of locals were coming in. Good was decent, but I would not go out of my way to eat there again.

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Thank Mike B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I normally do not write a negative review, but this time the public needs to know.... We went into this taco shop to purchase food to take home. They were a little busy but had plenty of staff. When we approached the counter to order we could clearly see we were being ignored. No "welcome" from any staff member or... More 

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Thank Candace C
Palm Desert, California
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199 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Have visited many times over the last few years. Always consistent and good service. They recommend and describe menu perfectly.

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Thank Soup8
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for good mexican food than look no further. I am a local and love this food. Most items are 9.99 or less.

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Thank jond36
Dallas, Texas
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229 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

A neighbor had suggested we try this taco shop and we finally did. Enjoyed the food. Was fresh and tasty! Sure was a nice addition to our local lunch spots!

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Thank cclakeman
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place is a hidden gem!!! Stopped by there for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised by the food and salsa bar. Great selection of homemade Mexican food and fresh made salsas. It was a great value and during the week they have great daily specials. Will be back next trip

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Thank harleyfran
Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Been coming here for over 10 years. Last night called at 8:32 asking to place a pick up order. We told her we would be there before 9PM. She said she could not take our order unless we could be there in 10 minutes even though they were scheduled to close at 9PM. So we hung up and drove there,... More 

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Thank Jack R
Cathedral City, California, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The food is very good and cooked fresh daily. It is not just a taco shop, they have a large variety of items on their menu. There is a daily special plus a everyday special. It is self service, you order and then pick your order up when they call your name. There are plenty of tables for you to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31855 Date Palm Dr Ste 12, Cathedral City, CA 92234-3100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-321-9751

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