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El Ranchero

921A W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2847
+1 434-634-1119
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chile relleno” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
921A W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2847
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We sat at the bar and had wonderful margueritas. They have a special on Monday and Thursday nights. The food was delicious and the service was great. Also, inexpensive!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Princess095
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good and plenty of it. Service was also pleasant and efficient. They also recommended a special on Margaritas which did not disappoint. Definitely will stop by again during my northward travels.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mrs E
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Emporia Va Days Inn for the night and this wonderful Mexican Restaurant is right inside off the lobby. The staff were very friendly and prompt and the food was absolutely some of the best Mexican we have ever had. You can’t go wrong...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brendag810
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We love eating here on our trip South each fall. The food is excellent, the service is very good and the prices are right. It is a really good idea to ask the waiter for recommendations . He may suggest you change your order from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rufous72
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I came here for dinner after a hard day of diving. The restaurant is located inside the hotel so that will help you provide some clarity if you have trouble locating El Rachero. I would recommend you get the guac with the chips as an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kevinparsakia
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Although Emporia is a great overnight pit stop for us, I find that there are limited quality dining options in the area. Based on the reviews, we decided to give El Ranchero a try and we were very happy with the meal! Service was fantastic...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Summer2229
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant experience. Service was quick and server was attentive. The food was excellent, well cooked and short wait after placing our order. Unable to eat the entire plate. Took remaining food for lunch tomorrow.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gprtoman
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Very conveniently located in the lobby of the Days Inn. Peeps, the food is delish! ours was a party of 4, we ordered fajita for 2 (and had 1/2 left over), quesadillas and a fajita salad. The chips tasted fresh and both the white and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank roset_2
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner on a Monday night after checking in to my hotel down the road. It was hard to find as its sign is rather small and it's located inside of a Days Inn. We found it unusual to be part of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank murlr
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Stopped on our way through for a light supper and was not disappointment. They start you off with a bowl of chips with a white spicy sauce and a red hotter sauce. My wife had the fajita steak salad that was filled with grilled steak...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bill F
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6 March 2018|
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Response from wonderlust_9 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they serve until 11 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921A W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2847
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: +1 434-634-1119
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