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EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5251
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We are Mexican food addicts having traveled to Mexico over 30 times. The food here was okay but nothing special at all. Service was slow and the one waiter seemed very busy.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this meal was the adorable waitress who was new. This is not a place to get wine which we understood as it was super cheap. My chicken enchadala was super dry and all dark meat. Beans were boring and so was...More

Thank Babs0707
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Terrible service, bad food, gross inside. There were only two other tables in the place, food was delivered and we never saw our server again until we waved her down for the check. Never asked if the food was ok or if we needed more...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here this evening and our dining experience was wonderful! We were greeted by friendly staff, the restaurant was very clean, the dining tables was clean and neat, and the waiter was very attentive and helpful. The menu was explanatory...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I eat a lot of Mexican style food. El Ranchito is middle of the road. My wife's rice was cold. My chicken enchilada was average at best. The salsa was good with lots taste. Maybe it was an off night, but I will try other...More

Thank CrestviewEER
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Every Mexican dish if fresh and delicious. Fast and friendly service. Cold Mexican beers and great margaritas.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here every time we visit crystal river. The food is consistently good. Tonight we had group of six people and among the orders were: the mexican steak dinner, green enchiladas, burrito, tacos and stuffed peppers. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Service was...More

Thank chrissy-eit
Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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