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El Ranchito Del Agave

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476 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-5603 (37th)
+1 212-904-1198
11:00 - 10:00
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New York
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182 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Fantastic! Incredible menu, a million delicious authentic items. Everything is warm, wonderful, comforting, huge portions. Good happy hour, decent tequila selection. All meats, all apps are heaven. Seafood is my favorite, beef burritos, flautas, guac all well priced and satisfying. I feel exactly like I'm at a Mexican truck stop, with a way nicer bathroom! Nice staff, you can sit... More 

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Des Moines
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I have NEVER been to a Mexican restaurant that didn't offer complimentary chips and salsa...I have had to pay for the second round but never the first so I was put off immediately that we had to pay for chips and salsa. Ordered the shrimp fajitas and my husband the beef. Mine was okay but my husband's beef was extremely... More 

Thank Judi7758
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Came here on Cinco de Mayo. The food was ok and the drinks were ok. I've had authentic Mexican food and nothing stood out about the food. The waitresses were very attentive and courteous. My only complaint is that as I entered the men's restroom, there was a swarm of fruit flies in there (not too clean). Thank you for... More 

Thank CharlieV2011
Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I were in the mood for Mexican food one night and decide to try El Ranchito Del Agave since we always pass by it on our way to boxing class. At first sight, El Ranchito Del Agave looks like a hole in the wall, but looks can be quite deceiving. We didn't realize that there was more... More 

Thank J0yful2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Despite the appearance as you enter, the food here was excellent (I had delicious vegetarian enchiladas suizas and the agave blue margarita was superb!

Thank Mary R
Hartford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We were hungry & thirsty and saw a sign for happy hour. When we peered on the window, we didn't see much, but we walked down the hall to find the bar/restaurant. So glad we wondered in! Our margaritas were great-and they didn't skimp on the alcohol. We ordered guacamole, salsa & chips. The guacamole & salsa were obviously made... More 

Thank Mojito_Mama_19
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

Went in on my own for some lunch. The waiter seemed a bit surprised when I came in and asked to eat, and there was only one other couple in there. Prices were reasonable, food was very tasty & portion sizes were generous for lunch (I could barely touch the rice & beans). My bill was $15 before tip including... More 

Thank Richard P
new york city
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nothing in this restaurant was fresh from the salsa and chips to the skirt steak / with salad I ordered . My friend had the chicken breast which was over cooked. Numerous times we had to ask for silverware and napkins. In addition there were several flies in the restaurant itself and the bathroom. The only good thing was the... More 

Thank prloverNewYorkCity
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was reccomended to us by the bouncer at another mexican restauraunt that had stopped serving food for the evening so we decided to check it out. It was about 9:00 when we arrived and there was no one there except for a few locals at the bar. We felt extremely out of place but decided to stick it... More 

Thank Jchim
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is definitely a family owned Mexican restaurant. I ordered the enchiladas with green sauce and found them to be quite good. Soda is served in cans for $2 a pop. The decor is sparse but appropriate. The ambience needs a lot of work, but isn't too much of an issue. The entrance is a long hall that opens into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 476 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-5603
  • Public Transportation: 1,2,3 or A,C,E to 42nd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-904-1198
Welcome to El Ranchito del Agave where we serve delicious food, paired with authentic Mexican decor blend together to immerse you in culture, making your dining experience an event. El Ranchito del Agave is a great place to dine with family, friends, or that special someone. We have quickly become a catering favorite for many all over the New York City area. Our careful preparation of fresh Mexican spices and ingredients is what make us stand out from the rest. Whether it be a small family gathering or a large corporate event, we care about your party! Our delicious, authentic Mexican food is sure to make your special occasion memorable.

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