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El Rancho

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2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
+1 845-246-2797
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The service was fast and good quality meals. We highly recommend this place for diner or lunch . I ordered Chalupitas for appetizer and enchiladas for main dish. Both were good 😊

Thank Gaby C
West Hurley, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My family has been stopping to eat at El Rancho for over 20 years! The food is fantastic and the service is always great. Their Arroz con pollo is a great comfort food, the fajitas are hearty and delicious. The salsa is so wonderful that we always buy a quart (or two) to take home with us. Yum!

Thank pbuttersnaps
Earlton, New York
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had dinner here with friends to celebrate a birthday, and I was quite underwhelmed. The food was good, but certainly nothing to write home about. For a Mexican restaurant, their food didn't seem exactly authentic. It wasn't terrible, of course, but for the price it also wasn't amazing. The service was bothersome. We were the only people in the... More 

Thank Rebecca A
Round Top, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I had passed by this place so many times, and finally got to eat here, and so glad I did. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.

Thank Diane G
Woodstock, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On a recent Thursday evening at 6:30, the vacant bar area & dining room (except for one table of two) remained vacant for the 2 & 1/2 hrs we were there. That should've been the tip off, but onward we proceeded. The service was slow, and the food was some of the worst Mexican (of any regional style) cuisine we've... More 

Thank slidegal
Samara, Russia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

El Rancho is our family's favorite Mexican Restaurant. We like the food and the service. They have the best enchiladas and Margaritas! Love this place!

Thank NatVer
Saugerties, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We often go to El Rancho when looking for a great atmosphere!! Wednesday's are margarita night, the salsa and chips are outstanding and the family run business has been there 30+ years!!!

Thank macdoogie
Union City, New Jersey
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362 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Located right on Route 32 on the outskirts of Saugerties, service is very good, the prices are moderate, the food was good- is it authentic? not sure, but we enjoyed the meal. Alcohol is available. The chips and salsa are very good.

Thank rex e
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A group of 12 of us went here. The service started out slow and then went down hill. As 10 of us were waiting for the final two (who were a little lost) we asked for chips and salsa and were told 'no'. We asked if we could separate the tables so that the rest of us could order and... More 

Thank Lise B
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good Service, Great Margarita's the flank steaks and the Shrimp Chipolte are tops. There is also parking which is great for this area.

Thank Carmen F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2904 Route 32, Saugerties, NY 12477-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Saugerties
  • Phone Number: +1 845-246-2797

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