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El Ranchero

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Mexican, Southwestern
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176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I went at the end of March in 2016 right after we got engaged! I am a big fan of Mexican food and El Ranchero was better than our places back home. We can't wait to go again, hopefully later this year in August for our first wedding anniversary ! <3

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Thank Jennie M
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place for authentic Mexican food. We received excellent food with great service. We got drinks to go with a box filled with what we couldn't finish at lunch time. Worth going through construction to eat here! :)

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Thank 2travelinFoolz
Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Service is usually friendly. Some of the food is good. Refried beans are so watered down and flavorless. ewe. Tables are not very clean.

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Thank GypsyTrip11
Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Is our 4th time here and we are from Florida, we'll come back again. Good food, Good value. One more good thing form lovely Brevard.

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Thank LFD69
Madison, Alabama
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife would eat Mexican everyday if given a choice. We lived Dallas for several years and sampled a lot that was very good. We have exceptional ones at home. Having said all that, this one was pretty good. The decor was more barbecue than what you would expect, but pleasant. They have outdoor seating and a funky downtown alley-like... More 

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Thank Stanley W
Asheville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after a hours of hiking. I was attracted by the outdoor space I noticed from the road. Lots of Latino fare in this town! Service was very quick and server attentive. I had fajitas and my husband had the lunch special . Both were yummy!! Cooked just right . I've had really really greasy veggies at other... More 

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Thank thejourney101
Los Angeles, California
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Parking can be tight here, so arrive early for lunch or dinner. Their beef fajitas are number one in the region. The chimi chonga with beef is alos a winner. Highly recommend.

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Thank Channel70Productions
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed everything! The food was fresh and tasty! The service was excellent, wait staff were very friendly. We even liked the atmosphere.

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Thank shirleys411
North Carolina mountains
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Mexican restaurants abound in Brevard! After trying a couple of others, El Ranchero is the one to which we return. The staff is excellent and gives good, friendly service. The menu selection is large and generally well prepared. My only complaint is that if I order a combo plate with both crispy and sauced items, the crispy ones get soggy... More 

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Thank FHF
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch and the staff was very quick.for everything even though it was my multiple people. Not the best Mexican food we have had but very good. The cho-queso dip was very good but a bit thin with good tasting chorizo. The burrito was good sized and tasty and a great deal for $6 on the lunch... More 

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Thank Brian K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 10:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-883-4000

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