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El Rancherito

4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
+1 618-244-6121
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pollo” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Well the have a large buffet on Sunday but don’t go late because the food is often out and what’s left is warm at best, dried out, and over cooked. The service can be a little slow for refills. Food off the menu comes out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank familytimefun
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been there in a couple years. Took my two grown daughters. It was better than I remembered. Authentic Mexican fare prepared and served by actual Mexicans.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank powelld2013
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Recently went to El Rancherito, I always like going there when in town. They had a special pitcher of margaritas for $10.99. We shared the molcajete and it was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cardsfan79
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

On our annual trek through this area of Illinois we typically stop in Mt Vernon for the night. The last few years we have walked from our hotel to El Rancherito and have never been disappointed. Our young man that served us was very kind...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Railsback
Reviewed September 7, 2018

El Rancherito is broken into several smaller dining rooms with cheery, folk-art-painted chairs and booths so you don't feel like you are eating at a large restaurant. Our food was hot and served promptly, and the quality was about par for an average-to-decent Mexican restaurant....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank thrall
Reviewed July 12, 2018

5 of us came here tonight..Food was good, but everyone was cold through the whole meal, this was our last time. we were regulars, and bring out of town friends here all the time...TONIGHT, YOU COULD ALMOST SEE YOUR BREATH..iT FELT THAT COLD..THEY EVIDENTLY WANT...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 2017art
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We ate there this evening, and waited 33 min. before we got our food..usually they bring it out wearing hot mits as the plate is so hot warning us as such..after about 35 min. the server came out holding both plates in bare hands, while...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 2017art
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This place has great food, good selection of beers and prompt service. The fajitas were sizzling hot and delicious. I recommend trying El Ranchers to.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rjshaw5
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We ate here last night and I am suffering today! I ordered the enchiladas rancheros? It was the greasiest meal I have ever had and joked to my husband that I probably didn’t need to worry about being “regular” the next day. Boy was I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank debrown77
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant. It's the food that I crave!! Chimichangas, chicken Chipotle burritos, queso and chips, margaritas and Dos Equis on draft. Servers are friendly and fun. Great place to eat and have a drink

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ljcopple
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I don't know. We weren't there on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-244-6121
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