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El Ranchito Taco Shop

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34580 Monterey Ave, Ste 103, Palm Desert, CA 92211
+1 760-320-9182
08:00 - 21:00
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Birmingham, AL
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enjoying several local white table cloth restaurants we decided we want some normal food at reasonable prices. This was recommended and it delivered. Awesome pico de gallo

Springfield, Illinois
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a counter-order-pickup place with a full selection of Mexican dishes. Maybe the food tasted so good as we did not fill up with nachos and salsa during a longer wait for food.

Thank jack96
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stopped here to get a quick bite after golf. We found everything that we order to be great. Service was spot on and very helpful.

Thank mfedt
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast burrito ever! Typically a lunch burrito is better than a breakfast burrito, but not here! Theirs has both bacon AND carne asada along with egg, beans and cheese. Wow!

Thank b0nanza
Aurora, Colorado
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728 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had read reviews for this place and decided to check it out for a quick dinner one night. This a a small little shop in a strip mall but the tacos are very fresh and tasty. There also is nice selection of homemade salsas. Good quick option for lunch or dinner!

Thank Laurie S
Placerville, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have eaten many of their menu items and they are all very good. The staff are all very nice and helpful. We eat there at least once a week when staying in Palm Springs.

Thank bcwelsh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food here, fresh and tasty. Small but you can always fund a seat, homemade salsas and dressings for salads. Very big portions.

Thank Karen B
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Had the carnitas taco. Really full of moist tender shredded pork. Had an old fashion ground beef taco and it was delicious. 2 cheese enchiladas were stuffed full and could only eat one. Excellent place for quick and yummy Mexican fix.

Thank Joella M
Boise, ID
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Was motivated to visit due to previous reviewer mentioning El Gallito, which was also my favorite Mexican restaurant in the area for many years, and which has sadly closed. Have found the food at El Ranchito to be of quite good, consistent quality, the premises clean, and the servers helpful.

Thank Snowtravelers
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a good place to get very good shredded beef tacos, carnitas, chicken tacos, re fried beans and many other traditional Mexican foods. Food is ordered at the counter like a fast food restaurant and is prepared quickly. However, the food tastes as good as, if not better than, it would in one of the better sit-down restaurants. Now... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34580 Monterey Ave, Ste 103, Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-320-9182

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