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EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5251
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“burrito” (9 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived for lunch at El Ranchito about 1:00 pm on a weekday. I sat myself and a wait person took my drink order right away and brought chips and salsa to my booth. I found the salsa tasty, not too spicy and not to...More

Thank bentprop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there twice in our quest to find decent Mexican food, but have not returned. The ambiance is fine and the stall was friendly.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here in a Wednesday - about 6:30pm. We were the only table filled in the restaurant. A young man took our drink order. 10 minutes later a young woman took our food order. Ultimately the young lady delivered our...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After about 20 visits including this evening I thought I better share one of our favorite Crystal River restaurants. The food is amazing, very reasonable & authentic. The servers are very kind & familiar (no turn-over in this restaurant) including the owner who is humble...More

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went here with a friend for lunch recently. Had not been here in a while - but loved it just like the last time. Good authentic food. We had chips and home made salsa and burritos. The burritos are so good and full of flavor...More

Thank pelicancrystalriver
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My husband's fajitas were excellent, my enchiladas were not the best. Always enjoy the salsa and chips that are free for an appetizer.

Thank kennweezie
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not much to look at on the outside but a great tex-mex restaurant inside. Our waiter was very attentive and their prices are very reasonable. Our meal was served on a heated plate which was a plus.

Thank Naturak
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went in took 10 min to get waited on said the health dept was there finally got water Jar salsa chips waited after vacuuming he finally took our order 30 min later the women behind us that hadn't been their 10 min had placed...More

Thank dredgeboater
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Long waiting times food was tasteless service was overall pretty good. But the food was nothing to brag about. I would not recommend this restaurant. First and last time.If bin in better Mexican restaurants.

Thank berryhedwig
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nice clean place and good food. Price is good. Mexican atmosphere a little place with great mexican food try it.

Thank Betsy R
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Melissa H
10 October 2016|
Response from Isabelle D | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if it closed up since it seemed to be doing very well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5251
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