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EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

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445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5251
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Kansas City, Kansas
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chips were warm and the salsa tasty. Service was prompt and courteous and atmosphere was friendly and clean. We shared beef nachos and beef fajitas -both great. There was a great little turnout starting for a Friday evening dinner. We are from KC and the "Mexican food" is different every city and state we are in - but we... More 

Thank FranInKC
Aurora, Colorado
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pride in cleanliness and fresh authentic food. The guac is SO good. Split a fajita. YUM! Great service and affordable.

Thank Alice B
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wanted Mexican and the place of choice was closed due to it being New Years Day, so we settled for this one. Took them 10 minutes to seat us, then 10 minutes to bring what must have been the stalest most tasteless chips I have ever tried to eat. Needless to say, I only ate one and started to... More 

Thank Karla I
Homosassa, Florida
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived just after the lunch rush around 2:00.The food has always been pretty good, fresh and hot. We were the only ones eating when a non Hispanic came out of the kitchen and decided it was time to tell a story to the owner and dropped the F BOMB several times pretty loudly while he told this story.REALLY RUINED THE... More 

Thank Heidi H
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just moved here and we had eaten at the chinese restaurant a few doors down which is now our go to for chinese so we saw the mexican restaurant and thought we would try it. First off it is very clean next service is great. The food is awesome. I got chicken quesidillas and they were soooo good. Hubby got... More 

Thank dredgeboater
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168 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is a little confusing (the quesadillas didn't list meat on the menu but arrived full of chicken). The mild salsa was warm and tasted like tomato sauce, we prefer cold chunky salsa but not spicy. The menu had lots of choices and the prices were incredibly reasonable for the lunch items.

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food servings were generous and the wait staff were very friendly. The taco salad was flavorful but the bean burrito was bland with little flavor. Thank goodness the salsa was very good so that helped! The dining room is small and feels very closed in when the room is full and the bench seats are hard wood, but service was... More 

Thank RNRVTravler
Bradenton, Florida
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I ate lunch here as part of a group of 11. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Our waiter even offered (offered) to give us separate checks. The food was tasty with lots of it at a reasonable price. The restaurant is clean and has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. I will be back!

Thank Loca4Poca
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 12. We called ahead and they were very accommodating. We had great service, plenty of attention and lots of tasty Mexican cuisine. Definitely will return!

Thank Deb S
Crystal River, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food here is always very good and the wait staff are friendly. The menu is quite extensive so there are lots of choices to suit everyone.

Thank Teresa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5251

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