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El Rancho Authentic Mexican Restaurant

1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
+1 989-732-0307
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (9 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What Mexican restaurant has carnita tacos on the menu but won’t serve them a la carte? Then I specifically asked for corn tortilla thet said okay and brought me flower with tacos that tasted like they had been sitting there for 10 mins! It took...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My girlfriends and I ALWAYS come here for our girls night out (at least once a month). We get a pitcher of margaritas (or two), order food and sit and chat for hours. Once we didn't realize how late it become, it was after their...More

Thank elizabethaG9349PG
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy our meals at El Rancho. As soon as you are seated they greet you with chips and fresh salsa. We tried cheese sauce to go with the chips. It comes in two sizes. It was tasty. All the meals we have tried...More

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We doing for lunch on a weekday afternoon place was busy they served fetches and sauce we had the lunch special and the food was fantastic service was very attentive would recommend.

Thank Foodguy3
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Holiday Inn Express and decided after a 35 mile bike ride to try out El Rancho. We were very hungry when we arrived and decided to order their fajitas for two. Wow!!! We couldn't believe how much...More

Thank WW6971
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Chips and salsas are excellent and delivered quickly to your table. I had the Chile Verde and it was outstanding, very flavorful! Had Flan to finish my meal and that was very good as well. Service was fast and friendly. I hope to eat here...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite. Their salsa had a kick to it which I liked. Service was extremely fast! Ambience was really great too.

Thank Gurmeet S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The food in this place is the best I had at El Rancho restaurants, the food is fresh, tasty and good portions. The only complain we had is we got a table ourselves we sat and nobody even came to us even though the guy...More

Thank MyShorty P
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The food was quite good. Loved my enchilada suizas. The chips were average, though. Not homemade. But the best thing was the pricing. Really cheap. And on happy hour it was a steal. I can't believe I had a Long Island Iced Tea for $2.99.

1  Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were weekly regulars here before relocating north and we return whenever we're in town! Love the house margaritas, the free salsa and chips, the huge and delicious menu and the fact that my vegan+fish husband has lots to choose from! And most of all...More

1  Thank CarenGast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-7407
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-0307
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