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Ranchero Mexican

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964 NW 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754-1433
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Prineville, Oregon
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes the food is really good, Sometimes not. Sometimes friendly, Sometimes not. Booths are uncomfortable. Not my favorite place in town.

Thank C M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful food! Beautifully decorated and so clean - even the restrooms. Cozy. Food was served hot and in a timely manner, even though they were quite busy. I can see why!

Thank Sunnylois S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I hate this place they just stole from me,the manager richy decided to charge double for my alcoholic beverages tonight. I am a stay at home dad so I don't have much money. The drinks usually cost 6.50$ and tonight The manager richy decided to charge me $25.90 for two drinks. That's $12.95 each. I only come here because the... More 

Thank Jim A
Loreto, Mexico
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped by casually on my way to a hobby event in Brothers, Oregon. If you look at a map, you see that Prineville is the last watering hole for 50 miles and there ain't much afterwards if you're headed back to those namby-pamby easterners. Service was prompt and friendly and my enchiladas were delicious. Some Central Oregon restaurants dumb down... More 

Thank R B
Weiser, Idaho
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

It was very close to our hotel, right across the parking lot. I ordered a Margarita which was very good. The glass edge had salt and chili on it. Gave it a kick. Salsa and beans with the tortillas was fresh. I ordered a seafood chimichanga which came with rice and beans. Very good!!! Hubby had a seafood enchilada with... More 

Thank pmcelhinney
Wollongong, Australia
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101 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The bright décor and music made for a nice environment. The service was good, fast and friendly. The food was good, the serving sizes decent and the prices reasonable.

Thank Nebulous77
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food in town with an awesome environment. Also the service is fast and freindly!

Thank Kimberly D
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13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

always good but very busy especially for a Tuesday night. The one in Bend is good too. Meet all the locals here

Thank jo v
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Has a lot of variety; food not too bad; service can be slow at times; good Mexican scene; too crowdy

Thank Frederick H
Davis, CA
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368 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Stopped as we were hungry. I ordered soft chicken corn tacos and they came really stuffed with shredded chicken. The rice was good but the beans seemed old and watered down. My husband ordered the chicken tamales but they only had pork. The tamales were really small and covered with a strange looking sauce. However, my husband said they were... More 

Thank Chiili

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 964 NW 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754-1433
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Prineville

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