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El Ranchito Michoacano - CLOSED

1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-1756
+1 847-623-6936
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
1 Nov 2015
“Diverse Menu Neighborhood Stop”
26 Oct 2015
“Good for lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Seafood
1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-1756
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Warm, inviting exterior. Patio for summer dining. 1/4 full at 7pm Sat night. Young hostess plesant but no clue about menu. Ordered giant $15 lime Margherita. Could not taste alcohol. Complimentary salsa, chips, and pickled veggies attractively presented. Salsa spicy, chips room temp and flat....More

Thank droffilc
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I've only had lunch here and I've not been disappointed. It's an authentic Mexican restaurant and the staff are very friendly.

Thank CJ0K
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I came here on a recommendation of a colleague. I didn't expect to have some of the most delicious Mexican food I've had in the area. The food was cooked and flavored perfectly! My husband and I both had the shrimp enchiladas. We both were...More

1  Thank firedancer8780
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

In Chicago to see our kid graduate from Navy Basic Training, and decided on this restaurant after seeing it on trip advisors list. Excellent food! I don't think you could have gotten any better!! Hand rolled tortilla and taco shells, fresh salsa and great margaritas!...More

Thank Ndngrl7
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This small well kept nicely decorated restaurant has an amazing variety on its menu. Good prices and friendly staff. The owner is the chef. This was a unexpected surprise as to food choices and quality. would definitely recommend it. Also has a small bar.

Thank rumpunchrobee
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We love this restaurant. We've always had great meals here. They tend to have unusual specials that have never disappointed. I particarly like their seafood casserole.

Thank irkababes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We were searching for a late lunch near Great Lakes, and after reading review from Trip Advisor we decided to try it. Excellent service, clean and the food was fresh and authentic. We started with margaritas that was great and not overly sweet or processed....More

Thank 4Funnsun
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I had civiche tostada for app and it was probably the best I've ever had, very fresh!!! Tounge tacos were also very good and tender and flavorful. Fish tacos very good. Sons steak tacos awesome. Rice and beans on spot. Only complaint is their table...More

1  Thank zatz82
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I went to this restaurant with my mother, (a great Mexican cook), last Friday afternoon. It was quiet and we were seated promptly. The margaritas were great, nice and strong. The chips were fresh and the salsas were smokey, and delicious. I ordered a skirt...More

1  Thank artickiss
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We were seated right away on a Saturday night. Very friendly staff. Nice, clean, but not opulent ambiance. Ordered chips and salsa to start, chips were fresh and salsa and peppers were very delish. Hubby ordered the Mole Chicken and it did not disappoint. I...More

1  Thank maugwamp
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-1756
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-623-6936
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