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Tienda El Ranchito

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2565 N 32nd St, East Saint Louis, IL 62201-2107
+1 618-875-3227
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I eat here once a week and the food is fantastic! The service could be better, depending on the server. But the food is always excellent. I'm always leaving full and have leftovers. No matter what you get its perfect. The prices are good too. I tell everyone how good it is. Can't describe it, just have to try for... More 

Thank Chris A
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is our first choice for Mexican food. Visitors will notice that the menu looks nothing like 95% of the places in St Clair or Madison counties. Sure they have some of the standard Tex Mex fare but the majority of the menu is off the beaten path culinarily. I think I've had just about everything on the menu with... More 

Thank raillroadvetguy
Saint Louis, Missouri
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The area around is sketchy, but don't let the stop you from eating here. So many options, such good food, great service and even a grocery store attached. I had the veggie enchiladas and was not disappointed. I opted for leaving out the peppers but still had enough for lunch and dinner that evening. The guacamole and cheese dip were... More 

Thank Dana B
Granite City, Illinois
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I met friends I used to work with for lunch. It's close to where they work in East St Louis and they have an hour for lunch. One of my friends is of Mexican descent and she enjoys the authenticity of the food and the attached grocery store. The restaurant has added on a large dining area in the last... More 

Thank KatSuess
Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The food is wonderful here. Especially El hombre (all the meats). Vegetarian quesadilla was excellent too! This is not a chain restaurant - it is the real deal. Salsas and picantes are full of flavor. Nicely decorated and mariachis too some days. Get off the beaten path and experience real Mexican cooking! Grocery store right next to it. Lots of... More 

Thank 800lms
Belleville, Illinois
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This is a favorite among my friends and I. The restaurant is housed in a very unsuspecting building, in the rear of a mini mart/grocery. One would never guess the immense seating area available in this building. They have recently added on another huge dining room and a patio. The food is exceptional- more authentic than more other places I've... More 

Thank SunBum09
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179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Stopped by with a large group and they had a buffet set up for us. The food was good I think I will go back to order off the menu and see what they have. We had the quesadillas and they were good. The large beer is huge so make sure you are very thirsty if you order one.

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
Belleville, IL
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is worth the trip to Fairmont City for great authentic Mexican food! Service was not the best, but our waitress was serving the entire place so she was doing the best she could. She was super friendly though and had a positive attitude. Overall, great food and worth the trip! They also have a fantastic selection of tequila that... More 

Thank MaryAnn82
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Had a family gathering here for dinner one evening. Though many family members raved about the place, it was just okay to me. It may be because I'm used to Mexican/Tex-Mex dishes in Arizona, Cali or Texas. Even some "Mexican" dishes in Germany taste better to me. The place lost me at a Chimichanga which was not deep fried but... More 

Thank 1Papa_Smurf
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I went with my classmates and Spanish instructor for a chance to try authentic mexican food. I had a great time. The customer service was great and I can't wait to go again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2565 N 32nd St, East Saint Louis, IL 62201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  East Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 618-875-3227

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