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El Rancho Plus

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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101 S Maple Ave Ste C, Purcellville, VA 20132-3474
+1 540-338-7640
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103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know what everyone is complaining about. For s small local place in Purcellville it's a really nice place to eat. Sort of homey. People complained on Trip Advisor about decor. They more than make it up in food. Had a stuffed pepper which was absolutely excellent. Waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Agree that chips and salsa need... More 

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washington dc
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you don't want to drive to The Plains to El Agave or Winchester (where there are good choices) this is a decent local Mexican restaurant. Quesadillas and fajitas are good. Margaritas are good (albeit a little too sweet) The service is atrocious. We are sitting in this restaurant with only three other tables with customers and waited 24 minutes... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Food was OK here, but nothing outstanding. Seems like they could use a little help with their sauces to give dishes flavors that stand out.

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Thank Phillip H
Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Dark restaurant. The service was ok, but didn't have a clean feel. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Julie B
Winchester, Virginia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We have been coming here for 15 years and we always leave with a smile (and stuffed). Tony, the owner, makes sure everything runs smoothly. The wait staff is friendly and usually there is little, if any, wait for a table/booth. They have an extensive menu, with both Mexican and American items on their menu. We always start off with... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

when here on Wednesday night had a great meal it was a stuffed pepper with like a burrito or fajita and it was so awesome I coulda ate a bunch of it it was so so good the owners are so nice and I had this great little waitress her name was Alba she only works Sundays and Wednesdays but... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

No, no, no. Decided on Mexican for dinner, one of our favs. The restaurant was clean and there was no wait. That's about where the good stopped. The chips and salsa tasted like Tostito's. That's fine and all if I'm at home, not what you expect from a Mexican restaurant. I ordered the fajita wrap, it came with rice and... More 

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Authentic Mexican Food. Great atmosphere, the staff is friendly. The food is excellent! Try the tacos!

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Thank hiclasslady24
Lovettsville, Virginia
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

great portions for a great price...and outstanding service. nice variety on the menu, our local "go to" for mexican food. we brought family from out of town because we knew it would be great. chili was outstanding! enchiladas are to die for! definitely recommended!

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Thank rowdies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

For many years my family has enjoyed the wonderful food, and friendly service at El Rancho. We have shared family photos with Norma (our favorite waitress) and honestly feel like the staff there are part of our extended family. We have enjoyed many hours of eating and visting and I highly recommend that when you are in the area you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Maple Ave Ste C, Purcellville, VA 20132-3474
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Purcellville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-338-7640

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