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La Rancherita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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102 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-1428
+1 919-303-2448
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at La Rancherita a couple of times and both times the server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. Coming from Southern California with great Mexican restaurants in abundance, it's been difficult to find a close-to-authentic place here in Apex but La Rancherita fits the bill. Their salsa is excellent and their chips are fresh!

Thank Michelle H
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've come back to La Rancherita a number of times since my initial review in 2015. In that time, the restaurant has gotten a lot more authentic in it's dishes. The decor is more Mexican-hipster, but the food remains very good. I went last Saturday with the family and had the Guacamole live (with side of raw, sliced jalapenos). Ample... More 

Thank Jim M
Waukesha Wisconsin
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Saw good reviews and was not disappointed. Service was quick and pleasant. The Al Pastor was great, the adoba marinade was superb. They have horchata which is always a favorite of mine. There is a decent tequila list, too. I have found few good Mexican places in NC. Tres Magueyes in Fuquay is a very friendly spot with a a... More 

Thank philomundi
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food is decent but really nothing special. It is downtown apex so it is very convenient. I was a little put off when I went because all the televisions were set on different channels and the only one I could see was set to a rape scandal at Duke University.

Thank Scott D
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went in for lunch while in Apex NC. Great TexMex. Understand there are other of this local chain in Raleigh NC.

Thank Duane B
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Needed a place for lunch for 7 people. They have 2 large seating areas for groups. Host was very nice & accommodating. Food good. Not fancy, but yes I would go again.

Thank Brandy P
Apex, North Carolina
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Rate their for at good, not great, BUT, a terrific value with tremendous service. The flan us awesome. Friendly staff.

Thank Barry K
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were very disappointed. Waiter not child friendly or anyone friendly. Abrupt and seemed to be in a hurry although the restaurant was only about half full. Our meals were not that tasty and the quesadillas were VERY DRY and not much of the meat/cheese/filling inside them. We were served our meals first and our granddaughter's did not arrive until... More 

Thank 560lynm
Apex, North Carolina
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327 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We go to Apex Baptist Church so this restaurant is an easy walk on a beautiful day. The food is very good as is the service.

Thank Mac D
Apex, North Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go there for dinner at least once a month. Great food at a great price. We love the nachos and have never been disappointed.

Thank Eric S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 102 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-1428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: +1 919-303-2448

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