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“Neighbourhood Gem”

El Rancho El Salvadorian &Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #484 of 2,614 Restaurants in Edmonton
Price range: US$6 - US$13
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I've stopped by this place many a times for a meal. I've tried most of the items on the menu and there are many good ones. The service is on the slow side so don't go here if you are in a rush, for those that have vacationed in the Caribbean, this restaurant is definitely on Caribbean time, servers are very friendly though and the food makes up for it. I've been here for "brunch" (they don't open until noon most days so it's a late brunch) and dinner. If you do make it here for brunch, everything is really good (really like their version of ranchero).

I would recommend trying the El Salvadorian style tamales, the app platter for 2 and the chicken and potato main. The "El Rancho Salad Dressing" that they use is amazing, they should bottle and sell that stuff.

For beverages they have wine, beer and a selection of pop, no cocktails or highballs.

The place is a neighbourhood style restaurant with often only 1 cook and 1 server, nothing fancy but the overall price for quality and serving size is good. I often take people here from out of town and so far everyone has enjoyed.

Note for those that like really spicy Mexican food, don't expect that here, food is El Salvadorian style.

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Thank C K
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner there last Saturday. Shared a mixed platter and each had a papusa. We were seated and served quickly, our meal came in a very reasonable time and was hot.
Decor is a bit sparse, but we went for the food, not the ambiance.
Would recommend if you are looking for Mexican or Salvadoran fare at reasonable prices.

Thank SunSeekingCouple
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Great Mexican and salvadorian cuisine. Great spot for a quick lunch. Food is always tasty and service is friendly. Family run joint.

Thank Jessie R
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Le repas était des plus savoureux et le service vraiment au-delà de ce qu'on pourrait s'Attendre de ce genre de petit endroit. Il y avait beaucoup de choix pour manger sans gluten, et pas juste une salade. Et quand il y avait un besoin, ils adaptaient de plein gré! A retourner lors de notre prochaine visite.
C'est petit, alors essayer de réserver. Ils répondent aux courriels (un autre plus!)

The meal was excellent, we had a TONES of choice as gluten free and it was welcomed to have so much to choose from, we really had the opposite problem than at other restaurant; we could not make our mind. They even had (this time just one, but even!) dessert. Dessert, can you believe this, for gluten free, and not a fruit! My husband had Tacos, I had Tamales (starters that they adapted to a meal) and we are so impressed, we will return! They answer to emails. I'd suggest to reserve by phone, the place is small.

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Thank Ysabel R
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Although this is not a great neighbourhood, the food is the reason for the visit. The mole sauce is as authentic as you can get. We love visiting this little restaurant when in Edmonton and hope it is there for a long long time.

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Thank JamieMarieB
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