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El Rancho

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1101 W Broad St, Smithville, TN 37166-2504
+1 615-597-4272
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Granville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Best Mexican food I've found this side o f the Mississippi. Lots of choices, great salsa, always consitent.

Thank stevencarla2016
Smithville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is good. There's lots of it. The servers treat you like family. My family is spoiled and will only eat there

Thank Linda G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the only Mexican joint we eat at out of the many from the surrounding counties....they remember us as soon as we walk thru the door and have our drinks ready before they even come to the table to take our order.

Thank michael m
Smithville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Although the restaurant is small, it is quaint with a rustic Mexican decor. The food is excellent with portions that won't let you leave hungry. Our favorite is the chimichanga. We have tried all of them, chicken, beef, shrimp and the combo and they are all excellent. The owner frequently visits the tables to chat and check on the food... More 

Thank madeleinebouleyw
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

My family had lunch at El Rancho for the first time in years last week. I had no idea what I was missing! Yes, the restaurant is small and and outdated. But when the food is as good as it was, who cares? We LOVED the warm chips and salsa while we were waiting on our entrees. Our server was... More 

Thank momtotwo39
Dunlap, Tennessee
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233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We come here regularly with friends. The beer is cold, the chips are crisp, and the salsa is fresh. The tamales are very good. The burritos can be stuffed with whatever you want which is great for the wanna be vegetarians and meat eaters. This is a family establishment and they make us feel welcome when we come in. They... More 

Thank lesliemc
Smithville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Small Mexican restraunt in Smithville, Tn. Service was very good, we had Fajitas for two which was great. Serving was more than we could eat. Old place but clean. Nice place to stop for real Mexican food.

Thank bulldurham70
Pelham, Alabama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

The salsa and cheese dip are amazing, we went here on a recommendation from a friend of us, Food was very good. It is a small place and gets crowded early, but worth a visit. We will come back!

1 Thank Heather J
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

On our way to Fall Creek Falls and stopped in for a late lunch in Smithville. We had the tamales. Very fresh and authentic. Chips were nice and warm. Service was excellent and the prices were quite reasonable.

2 Thank IllinoisHj21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 W Broad St, Smithville, TN 37166-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-597-4272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?