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El Ranchito Restaurant

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303 S Commercial St Ste 3, Harrisburg, IL 62946-2128
+1 618-252-4203
11:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 10:30
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

El Ran was recommended over Tequilas and this assessment is accurate in my opinion. Choices are limited in Harrisburg whatever cuisine you're looking for. We all found the food to be quite good, but nothing special. Free chips/salsa is always a plus. Server was efficient and nice. We did have to ask for more tequila in our margarita pitcher.

Thank GreggeryPeccary
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I do enjoy eating here. Getting it to go can be costly, not sure why it's so much more expensive than eating in. Probably the over charges on chips and salsa. However, the chicken fajita quesadilla is great. My favorite. I love their tomatillo sauce. Not all Mexican chains make it. I'm glad they do. Overall it's a great place... More 

Thank WorldTravelingMomma
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

i think that is a city-wide favorite. it is the number one most visited restaurants for me in this town. everyone loves el ran and you can eat for cheap. free chips, salsa, and water :)

Thank Parker U
Harrisburg, Illinois
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I often grade a Mexican restaurant by the salsa - they have good salsa. Now, if they would just have consistently good chips. Most of the time they are good, but every now and then they are overdone. Most everything else on the menu is decent.

Thank Scott J
Carrier Mills, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious. The restuarant was clean, the servers were friendly, and the nachos were very fresh and warm. I would definately recommend this restuarant.

Thank C S
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

We arrived mid aternoon. The place was not busy. It took about 10 minutes to get a server to our table. Then it took another 30 minutes to get our food and drinks. We expressed to the server that we were in a hurry when they initially took our order. We ended up leaving to get back to our game... More 

Thank Starship1967
Illinois, United States
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Just Average Mexican affair. Dont like the Chips and Salsa. and Most of the entrees are ok, it just likes any kind of seasoning Just too bland for my taste.

Thank Gary C
Carbondale, Illinois
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

Really good food and fast at getting it out! Decor is cute, doesn't look like a strip mall place. Only is complaint is not a huge portion but for the price good enough

Thank jmbaker33
Equality, Il
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Service & the food are great! They are fast & I eat lunch there a lot to get back to the office on time.

Thank Tamcrest
Henderson, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Good food, good service, good prices. We've eaten here a couple of times and the key factors are consistent. I'd recommend you to give it a try.

Thank Terry_in_KY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 S Commercial St Ste 3, Harrisburg, IL 62946-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 618-252-4203

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