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EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

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445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5251
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long waiting times food was tasteless service was overall pretty good. But the food was nothing to brag about. I would not recommend this restaurant. First and last time.If bin in better Mexican restaurants.

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Thank berryhedwig
Homosassa, Florida
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean place and good food. Price is good. Mexican atmosphere a little place with great mexican food try it.

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Thank Betsy R
Crystal River, Florida
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have visited El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant several times and have been pleased each visit. The staff is friendly, the food is hot and generous portions of tasty food.

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Thank mum2divers
Kansas City, Kansas
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The chips were warm and the salsa tasty. Service was prompt and courteous and atmosphere was friendly and clean. We shared beef nachos and beef fajitas -both great. There was a great little turnout starting for a Friday evening dinner. We are from KC and the "Mexican food" is different every city and state we are in - but we... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Pride in cleanliness and fresh authentic food. The guac is SO good. Split a fajita. YUM! Great service and affordable.

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Thank Alice B
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wanted Mexican and the place of choice was closed due to it being New Years Day, so we settled for this one. Took them 10 minutes to seat us, then 10 minutes to bring what must have been the stalest most tasteless chips I have ever tried to eat. Needless to say, I only ate one and started to... More 

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Thank Karla I
Homosassa, Florida
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived just after the lunch rush around 2:00.The food has always been pretty good, fresh and hot. We were the only ones eating when a non Hispanic came out of the kitchen and decided it was time to tell a story to the owner and dropped the F BOMB several times pretty loudly while he told this story.REALLY RUINED THE... More 

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Hardeeville
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just moved here and we had eaten at the chinese restaurant a few doors down which is now our go to for chinese so we saw the mexican restaurant and thought we would try it. First off it is very clean next service is great. The food is awesome. I got chicken quesidillas and they were soooo good. Hubby got... More 

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Washington
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174 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is a little confusing (the quesadillas didn't list meat on the menu but arrived full of chicken). The mild salsa was warm and tasted like tomato sauce, we prefer cold chunky salsa but not spicy. The menu had lots of choices and the prices were incredibly reasonable for the lunch items.

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Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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274 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food servings were generous and the wait staff were very friendly. The taco salad was flavorful but the bean burrito was bland with little flavor. Thank goodness the salsa was very good so that helped! The dining room is small and feels very closed in when the room is full and the bench seats are hard wood, but service was... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5251

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