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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

2160 Anderson Rd, Suite 180, Petoskey, MI 49770-8385
+1 231-487-1022
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“unique decor” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
2160 Anderson Rd, Suite 180, Petoskey, MI 49770-8385
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Terrible service! 45 min wait and a shrug of the shoulders when asked how much longer. Paid for our drinks and left. Being a local business owner, this is a place I will not send my customers to eat.

Thank Wneman
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We decided to find somewhere different to have dinner. Since we had just stopped at Meijers, El Ranchero was close by and seemed like a good choice. It appears that either this restaurant is newly opened or newly remodeled. The inside was very well decorated...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went last night and had the most authentic Mexican food I've had since moving from Arizona last October. I think they could improve by having a bartender. I had the Carne Asada tacos and should have been warned how spicy hot the sauce was...More

Thank sallylcrowley
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

After waiting five or more minutes at our table the host offered us water. We watched a waitress texting on her phone while we waited to get an order placed. Yup that was our texting waitress. We asked the host if we could place our...More

Thank boynegirl2400
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night on vacation and wish I read the reviews here first. Not busy, should have been the first red flag. Ordered, service was beyond slow. My food came out, with beans even though I requested none. Waitress walks away with...More

1  Thank millekat02
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived here Yesterday for a week's stay, unpacked and the 5 of us was hungry and wanted to eat before going to the grocery store (Walmart). Mexican sounded good to us and usually no problem with service. We were shown our table but had the...More

1  Thank Nahmi
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Service was very slow and restaurant wasn't very busy. Waited to be seated as several wait staff walked by. Food was not any better than taco bell. In fact taco bell might be better. Waitress was slow and forget fully.

1  Thank EASTPORT1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I have been fortunate enough to travel far and wide. Yesterday we found El Ranchero restaurant and was disappointed. Both my husband and I ordered the Chimichanga. Worst Chimichanga I have ever had in fact it didn't even look like a Chimichanga. Firstly we ordered...More

Thank 48foodie
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived to a full restaurant , took a few minutes to be seated which was expected . Place started to clear out quickly . We sat in our booth for 15 minutes before I finally got up and asked the hostess who seated us what...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The restaurant seems very clean, unique decor, especially the chairs! The food was amazing! Went for lunch (give yourself some time, it's not fast food) and the prices were quite reasonable for the amount of food. I'll definitely make a point to stop and eat...More

Thank Jim D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Anderson Rd, Suite 180, Petoskey, MI 49770-8385
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-487-1022
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