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El Rancho Grande

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
+1 269-469-9600
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17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful waitress, took good care of us. Fun atmosphere. My husband being from Mexico and having authentic palettes we were wanting authentic mexican food. The food was well prepared for what it was and probably for the average american palette is well enjoyed. Again, good service and great waitress.

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Thank Rachelle L
Chesterfield, Michigan
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535 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good once we got seated and waiting on. They were under staffed. Drinks were inconsistent. One tasted awful the other good. Won't go back if in area. Plenty of other choices.

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Thank PhoenisSunDog
Indiana
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Good food, nice waiters, nice Mexican atmosphere. Good selections from menu. Reasonable priced. We have visited several times and always a nice place to eat.

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Thank mlhuff
Michigan City, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service.Very present decor. The layout of the restaurant makes for many private areas within the restaurant.

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Thank al598
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great nachos and awesome atmosphere! Awesome authentic food and most importantly..... BUENO FOR SHOTS!

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Thank Steven M
CHICAGO
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It seems that people either love this place or hate it. Not many in-betweens. We loved it. My husband and I were there on a Saturday around 4pm. It was not quite dinner time so the atmosphere was very chill. Traditional Mexican music played(not live) and set a great ambiance. Our waitress was very attentive, and food and drinks came... More 

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Thank ALNMTRAVEL9200
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is all pre made or packaged I have had better Mexican food at a fast food Tex mex restaurant, I wouldn't come back here again.

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Thank bvp5
Cleveland, OH
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The service here is fast. In this case, it is not a good thing. We had the feeling that everything was made ahead and just sitting in a steamer. This was the worst Mexican dinner we've ever had, down to the tasteless rice and beans. We would never return here.

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Thank wanderlust44122
Munster, Indiana
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bad food bad service, on top of that they got our orders wrong and did not compensate in any way. Do not waste time or money go down the street if you want authentic Mexican food, wont mention there name here but all the locals will tell you. A little Carrie out on south side of street about 3 or... More 

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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's been awhile since we ate here because of a poor previous experience. Once we finally were seated it took quite awhile before a server came and got a drink order. We had decided that we were all going to order as soon as the server came. We tried to order- no luck. The server wouldn't take our dinner order.... More 

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Thank Lovethevacation

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-9600

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