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El Ranchero Restaurant

202 Locust Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
+1 828-765-6222
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (3 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
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202 Locust Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good Mexican fare. Servers are friendly and fast. Little waiting....salsa bar is nice and has several choices. Prices on the low side...always fresh.

Thank Randall R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Everything I've ever had here is great. We make it a point to come here when we have visitors. The portions are NICE... The food is tasty Mexi authentic. Sometimes you have to wait so get there early if you're in a hurry. The sauce...More

Thank Ron_E_B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We we're pleasantly surprised by this restaurant! We love Mexican food and decided to try this place while on vacation at a nearby cabin. I had the beef fajitas and my husband had a burrito. The kids enjoyed quesadilla and French fries. It tasted great!...More

Thank Luv2travel1308
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is some very good Mexican food! The service was very good and the chimichangas were out of this world!

Thank sarahsinnc
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went on a Tuesday night. Our server took our beverage and food order and we never seen him again. Never was asked by anyone if we needed refills or if our food was ok. The salsa that comes with the chips is gross and only...More

Thank l0vethemtns
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had a chille relleno and taco, rice and beans. The Chile Relleno was surprisingly hot which is a plus in my book. Recommended.

Thank Amethyst-King
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We've enjoyed delicious, freshly prepared meals at El Ranchero with church, book club and private parties. I like their booths and the private, upstairs dining area. They stay busy. Our vegetarian and gluten sensitive friends can always find something to order. They have a whole...More

Thank mejspnc
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food at this place!! The price is amazing and the food comes out hot and sizzling and authentic!! We had a great lunch here!! Definitely go in. With every bite.

Thank Jennifer Ruffol... H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hardly ever eat out, but it was a birthday celebration for our out of town sister, and she wanted Mexican food. The waitress was prompt, hospititable, even taking a pic of the 3 of us. But....she got the 2 orders totally wrong. One ordered the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

El Ranchero has the best Mexican food in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. Even the expensive places in Asheville cannot compete with El Ranchero. It's just good, inexpensive food; well-worth the visit.

Thank wahwahsmith
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Locust Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Spruce Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-6222
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