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El Rancho

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
+1 928-367-4557
12:00 - 08:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had dinner here on a Saturday night, in late January 2017. The restaurant was already moderately full at 5pm when we arrived, but we were seated quickly and our waitress came right away to take the drink order. She was very helpful and even brought out some extra spicy salsa because the regular salsa was not hot enough for... More 

Thank Victor S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The entertainment is excellent on Saturday and Monday night. The serving staff is friendly and helpful and the food is great. If you have a Birthday or Anniversary it will be celebrated in style. They have a room if you have a big party! They know how to take good care of you and make your visit special!

Thank Bonsai04
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016

the service is as close to family as you are going to see.the food is always hot when served, and the atmosphere is friendly. I like the service is top notched. I can't of one thing I don't like about Elrancho.

Thank John M
Bellevue, Washington
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239 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were visiting and our friend (a local for the last 25 years) suggested this for dinner. We were NOT disappointed!! The Salas's & chips were good, our entree's exception and the service was GREAT!! We would recommend this to ANYONE traveling in this area!!

Thank Gjabsama
Golden, Colorado
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. Amazing salsa and hot sauce even before our lunch came. Mine, a stuffed sopapilla and my husband a burrito supreme. Great food and lots of leftovers. Will definitely visit again when we're in the area.

Thank NStashak
Kingman, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A varied menu provided choices for all. The service and quality of food was unexpected in this small quaint town.

Thank lindadmiller46
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Love the entertainment and singing of James T on Saturdays and Mondays! The food is always the best Mexican food! They will help you to make any celebration special.

Thank Bonsai04
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took a chance and tried this place without reading reviews and we lucked out. We both had combo platters and everything was very good. Great fast service. Friendly place, lots of locals, as everyone seemed to know each other.

Thank Sammysmam
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I live in Hawaii and don't a lot of great Mexican food. This was such a treat. Family owned and you can tell. The food is authentic and delicious. Went twice and wish I could go again.

Thank Dankyboy
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visit here frequently and the food and service are consistently great. Green Chile is wonderful. Tuesday is cheap Marg day... and they are very good!

Thank PTvisitor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 928-367-4557

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