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El Ranchito Taco Shop

13654 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4781
+1 858-748-0270
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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06:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
13654 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4781
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped for lunch today based on good reviews here. Not impressed. Service was friendly and efficient. Tables clean and decor attractive. But the food is just OK based on a nearly flavorless shredded beef enchilada smothered in salad and very little sauce, and a carne...More

Thank karylj2000
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having recently moved up to Poway from Chula Vista, my wife and I were looking forward to finding a North County replacement for our South Bay favorites like Lolita's, etc. The folks we bought our home from recommended El Ranchito down the street, and I...More

Thank appellateatty2016
Reviewed 24 August 2016

They have a large and varied menu and, in my opinion, the best carnitas around. Flying Saucers, tacos, tostados, burritos are all delicious. Friendly staff

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Doing some heavy duty shopping in a strip mall in Poway, CA. Stopped for a quick and easy lunch at El Ranchito Taco Shop...best decision I made all day. The place is great for lunch, very clean from tables to floors, service was outstanding, and...More

Thank 70elizabethy
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My favorite taco shop in Poway. Always quality. Some place may have bigger burritos, but the quality of product is not there. This place is amazing and consistent.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I think anything you order will be good. It's not fancy Mexican food and it's always fresh. My fish taco was overcooked last time but it usually isn't.

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 3 May 2015

If I could have given this Mexican place 3 1/2 stars, I would have. The menu is quite extensive. I've never seen so many different choices for burritos!!! I had a combination plate with a chicken taco, chicken enchilada (instead of cheese) and bean tostada....More

Thank maringfro
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I visited on the recommendation of the young woman who cut my hair. She said she worked there during high school and it had great food. She was right. I've had rolled tacos with guacamole and carne asada burrito, and both were excellent. They have...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Unreliable! I had scheduled El Ranchito's taco truck for my mother's memorial and celebration of life. Communication with Jr. was next to impossible and should have been a warning sign but my neighbor was happy with their prior catering experience. Jr. failed to deliver proof...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I typically avoid those hole-in-the-wall Mexican walk-in restaurants. But, several people told me El Ranchito Taco Shop was "really good." Boy, were they right! This little dine-in or carry-out restaurant is exceptionally good. You should try it the next time you're in Poway, California (just...More

Thank Tom H
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13654 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4781
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-748-0270
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