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El Rancho Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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28960 Bayline Dr, Daphne, AL 36526
+1 251-626-2623
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Ordered the lunch enchiladas and they were nice enough to substitute the red sauce for the green sauce for me, as well as making the enchiladas one beef and one chicken. The taste was awesome. It's authentic and fresh and portion for lunch was great. Also the best rice and beans I've eaten. Waiter was polite,... More 

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Thank Deedles6
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Oh my goodness! Ordered the cheese Chile Rellano with a flauta for dinner off the al a carte menu and superb! Last time I had one this good was when I visited Tijuana! Hubby had the quesadilla, a little small for the price, but he said it was very good. And as usual, they do bring out nice amount of... More 

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Thank Lacey M
Guntersville
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

First of all the salsa they served with the chips was amazing! We ordered the chicken and steak fajitas and they were excellent! The tortillas were fresh and the peppers, onions and meat were cooked to perfection. The serving size was enough to have a good sized leftover meal for another day, which I love!

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Thank BK62313
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Mexican restaurant after spending all day in the sun, and we were not that impressed by El Rancho. Food came extremely quick, portions were huge but neither dish was very flavorful. Not sure we would consider eating here again if we were back in the area, and definitely nothing we will rave about to our... More 

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Thank Ennis_JK
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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372 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Had lunch here and were surprised that the lunch menu had gone up in price. Took a while to place the order, but once done food came quickly. The cheese sauce was so watery it was almost drinkable. Chips were a little hard. Salsa was ok. Probably won't return.

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Thank Pam M
Alva, Florida
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We ate at El Rancho in Daphne, AL because it was right around the corner from our motel. The house margarita was good, the was average mexican fare. Not bad but by no means exceptional.

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Thank AL D
Humble
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We enjoyed the food here. it was quite good. The service was excellent. Would go back if in the area.

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Thank Lovetotravel2Texas
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

While the Gulf Coast is known for its seafood, for a change of pace, try El Rancho. My family has eaten their several times over the past few years (and with a picky middle schooler and a high schooler in the family, finicky does raise its head, occasionally.) The staff has always been friendly, responsive, and the food was as... More 

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Thomaston
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Complete waste of time. My family and I enter the establishment. There is no host or hostess in sight. A cook, I assume, came from the back to use the phone. We continue standing for several minutes. The cook doesn't say anyone will be with us or for us to seat ourselves. We keep standing. Another employees, the manager or... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I dine here frequently, good prices, nice generic Tex Mex when I'm in the mood for it. Would like to see a little more Baja Fresco inspired though. All in all good, sit down have a giant American Margarita, and grind on some affordable Fajitas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28960 Bayline Dr, Daphne, AL 36526
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Daphne
  • Phone Number: +1 251-626-2623

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