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El Ranchito Restaurant

78039 Calle Estado, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2930
+1 760-564-0061
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“soft tacos” (2 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
78039 Calle Estado, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2930
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nothing special here. They serve you a Very Large portion of rice and beans so yo don't get much of the main item. Taste could be less bland and the chips are nothing special. Service was OK . Wine was very average for the price....More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I consider myself a Mexican food aficionado and this Mexican food lacks flavor. It really tasted like a frozen microwave dinner! Margaritas we're terrible!

Thank EdgiGirl
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Was excited to try this place out. We only received one basket of chips, no refills offered. Salsa tasted like enchilada sauce which was ok with me but not what the others were expecting. Food ordered... food came out quickly which was nice until you...More

Thank drpeperlvr
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great selection, freshly made meals and daily specials make this one of my favorite places to have lunch. We eat there at least twice a month. Lots of favorite meals, all tasty and too many to mention here. Excellent burritos, Chile rellanos and tacos.

Thank LindaMorelli
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Very nice decor, food and service. Quite possibly the best chile verde I've ever eaten.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Yes you see a lot of people there but look closer none of them are Hispanic.. why? It's very Americanized they served their rellano with American cheese. If you like the fast food chains then you might be ok with this spot but if you...More

Thank Hawaiianbee
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Every time we visit La Quinta, CA, we always go to El Ranchito. Everything is delicious. Margaritas, burritos, taquitos, carnitas, etc.. We have family there so we go A LOT. A must try.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Delicious honest to goodness real Mexican food - makes you feel like you are eating "home cooked" meals.

Thank Joni W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a where the locals eat. Good food and good prices. Also a full bar. If you shop at Ralph's grocery there is a coupon on the back of the receipt (if you are lucky).

Thank jgfsdg
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This little Mexican restaurant is in old town La Quinta,Ca. When we arrived we were greeted immediately. We sat outside on the Patio and had our chips and salsa immediately. Our drink order was taken and lunch ordered within a few minutes. Our food arrived...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78039 Calle Estado, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-0061
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Welcome to El Ranchito Restaurant. We have been serving Authentic Mexican Food in the Coachella Valley for more than 25 years. Located in Old Town La Quinta, we offer a variety of fresh Mexican cuisine and a full bar. We are a family owned and operated restaurant that serves fresh, traditional Mexican Food. Our food is made to order using only the freshest ingredients. The menu is full of classic Mexican dishes made from scratch using family recipes handed down through the generations.
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