We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11382 N Jacob Smart Blvd, One Mille Front he Exit 22 On The Left Side, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
+1 843-717-2420
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
Dandridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Our first choice was closed on Monday so we headed here off the interstate. Chips aren't great but salsa was good. Drink orders missed myself and then my daughter. The tea was bad and tasted fermented and my son could not drink it. He asked for water and they still did not deduct the tea from our bill after I... More 

Thank goandgrow
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a lover of Mexican food, this place is a little disappointing. It's a little fancier than the other Mexican place in my little town, but the food is not as good. My standard for rating Mexican food is always Carnitas (braised pork), because if it's done right, it is ambrosia. If it's not, it can be dreadful. Unfortunately, El... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Ridgeland, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is my favorite local Mexican restaurant. The shredded beef is great in any dish. The cook it slow with peppers, tomatoes and onions and it is very flavorful. I have never ordered anything there that I didn't like.

Thank Pamela B
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this after being on 95 North for 7 plus hours and wanting to avoid one more fast food meal! Parking lot busy on Sunday nite seemed like a good sign, and it was. Food was reasonably priced, large portions and served hot and tasty. I like that there is hot sauce on the table so you can adjust... More 

Thank Joan S
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This restaurant has a full bar. The food is bland and looks better than it tastes. If you like American Mexican food this is the place for you.

Thank auntym2u
Hernando, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband had a California burrito and I had the Karen special. Both dishes were excellently prepared. They came hot and delicious. The chips were warm and crispy. The salsa was mild but tasty. Easy access from the 95 but it is on the left not the right like some directions said. We didn't drink any alcoholic beverages this time... More 

Thank Barbara Z
Level Contributor
68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Good mexican food, and typical atmosphere. Good for a business lunch. Easy to find, right off I-95, on hwy 17.

Thank AbstractGarden
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This burrito is huge, it had steak, chicken, shrimp (good size shrimp and not popcorn shrimp) mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, beans and rice all wrapped up in huge flower tortilla, topped with queso and red sauce. It is heaven on my lips. Every time I go, this is what I get. I just wish their guacamole was thicker in consistency I... More 

2 Thank Connie L
Level Contributor
83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It was recommended to us by the staff at a local motel. It was a great value, was very tasty, and would highly recommend it.

Thank ecoday
1 review
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while traveling through this horrid state. Food was excellent. Probably some of the best mexican food I have had in a very long time. However, the people that were working were awkward. We felt like we had just stepped into a hut where people living off the land were surprised to see other people. Good food though.

Thank Lindsey O

Travellers who viewed El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11382 N Jacob Smart Blvd, One Mille Front he Exit 22 On The Left Side, Ridgeland, SC 29936-3415
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: +1 843-717-2420

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?