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El Rancho Grande

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3070 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn, OH 45324-2279
+1 937-429-1639
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stop by here every year when in Dayton and staying at the nearby Wingate hotel. Never disappointed! Food is always good, served fast and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Steve E
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food was OK service was horrible. Went with business group of 15. Not sure if waitress didn't like me or was just prejudice. Felt like the back of the bus service. Didn't follow directions regarding the bill and had to wait and get attention last. I visit Ohio every 3 months for business. Won't go here with the group ever... More 

Thank Chandra H
Bremen, Indiana
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A really great mexican restaurant with good food. Really great service in a nice atmosphere. The fahitas are my favorite. Big food portions so be hungry if you go here.

Thank Joe E
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was within walking distance of hotel and we did not want to get back into car. Average Mexican food with decent margaritas.

Thank KJL0823
Frederick, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited because it was next door to our hotel. Was pleasantly surprised. The service was quick & friendly. The food was very good and served hot. We'll visit again when we're next in the area.

Thank Pam C
Mazon, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

GREAT Mexican restaurant right next to our hotel. It is now our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant. I had the Patron Chicken Quesadilla and a Sangria Swirl. AMAZING! We were wising we had tried this restaurant our first night, because we probably would have ate there BOTH nights of our stay. Wait staff was attentive and friendly, too!

Thank WifeofSVB
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Food was really good price not expensive food plentiful and hot.If you like Mexican food this is the place to eat Staff was pleasant and attentive would eat here again.

Thank 167jim
Chicago, Illinois
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320 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

JMJ After a long day of walking around the sights of Dayton and the Wright Brothers, needed to refuel! The food was good and the décor very unique and interesting. Check out the tables themselves!

Thank mother15
Santa Barbara, CA
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257 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went here for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The food and drinks were very good and the service was warm and friendly.

Thank dlb0758
Huntsville, Alabama
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We were in town and didn't want to go far from the hotel when we found this spot. We stopped in on a Friday night. We ended up splitting the Moctezuma Molcajete. I really enjoyed it, something different and unique, my wife thought it was a little greasy though. The chips were Ok, the salsa was pretty good. I would... More 

Thank Sam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3070 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn, OH 45324-2279
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Fairborn
  • Phone Number: +1 937-429-1639

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