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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

) #5 of 91 Restaurants in Gallup $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
+1 505-863-9311
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blue corn” (4 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“taco salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've lived in NM for 10 years and have driven through Gallup a couple of times but never stopped. This hotel and their restaurant is definitely a good reason to do so. The restaurant is chill though not as resplendent as the main grand hotel...More

Thank Wolverine154
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service are great. This place offers the BEST taco salad I have ever had. Believe me I eat a lot of taco salads. Thank you

Thank drbutch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here as an excuse to see the lobby, which was brilliant, but no need to pay for the very below average food for this. Lobby great with much nostalgia - restaurant was very meeh - food was boring at best, service was ok,...More

Thank Staggler100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled from Phoenix to Albuquerque with another must stop at the old El Ranchos Hotel Restaurant and the placed was loaded with customer. Service was a bit slow but considering how crowded the place was understandable... We will continue to look forward to eating...More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect little piece of history tucked into the town of Gallup! We enjoyed looking at all the movie star pictures that lined the walls of the public areas of the hotel. We had a lovely lunch at the restaurant. Friendly service and...More

Thank tanfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great on/off from the freeway and a great location to check out historically. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. The bathrooms are on the second floor so if you have any walking issues this would not be a place to stop at. However, if...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food. Easy to get to off of I40 on route 66. Very nice friendly staff. Great history wall of all the movie stars that stayed there

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The host took the menus and walked away fast, not telling us to follow. We were left to guess if we should follow. He dis this to many others and then pointing from across the room where they should sit. Just getting water took a...More

1  Thank WendyKinAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic hotel and restaurant. My wife and I and our two grandchildren stopped by for dinner. We all had Mexican dinners and emptied our plates. The green chili sauce was the best I’ve had. Our waitress was top notch. It all made for a...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic restaurant is located inside the hotel. It's a treat to walk back in time and experience the glory days of the silver screen. Since the hotel and restaurant was originally built by a brother of Hollywood producer, D. W. Griffith, many movie stars...More

Thank jmenasco
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Questions & Answers
30 March 2017|
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Response from Darrel-Carol | Reviewed this property |
Neither, it is New Mexican style.
Roger N
3 March 2017|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call them and check their web site.
1 February 2017|
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Response from WallandTNgal | Reviewed this property |
I'm not for sure the hours but we had dinner and breakfast the next morning. Both meals were delicious and staff were great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-9311
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