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El Rancho

1014 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4908
+1 573-875-2121
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (4 reviews)
“downtown” (4 reviews)
“tasty” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Fast food
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LOCATION
1014 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4908
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It was aweful. Disguisting. To be fair, it was full of the after club closed crowd, but that doesn't justify the nastiness. Also, I hadn't been drinking and was instantly sick after eating here.

Thank Tiff8782
Faustino V, General Manager at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

thank you for your review! it was our pleasure to serve you. it is very hard to please everyone. thank god there are lots of people that like us, and appreciate the effort we put in serving them.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

I work in the area, so I eat there at least once a week. The menu is so appealing and they have fast service with a smile. I grab lunch there so often, they know what I will order before I say anything. The nachos...More

Thank Chimanga J
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The food was quick. The quantity was great. It tasted good, unfortunately it was too spicy for me. Probably a good stop for the college crowd.

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Don't mind people who knock this place as drunk food only. It's a great spot loved by generations of locals, the staff are warm, friendly, quick and wonderful. Portions are great (both lunch and dinner). Especially appreciative when they are generous with the queso. Love...More

Thank Pearlsandsquirrels
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The restaurant is über-casual and the quality of the items varies. Ask for your tacos "Mexican style" with chopped onions and cilantro on corn tortillas with fresh lime to squeeze over them. The best. When they have fresh guacamole it's worth getting a side. Staff...More

Thank HistorianMom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Generous portions. Flavor. Reasonable cost. Good service. Walk up ordering. Downtown. Will return with an appetite.

Thank Goose G
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stopped in for dinner. This is not fine dining but the food was pretty good, large servings. We had enchiladas and chicken nachos. They have beer, I had a Pacifico . Very friendly staff, food was made to order. I understand they are open...More

Thank Geotreo
Reviewed 12 September 2016

does a great business on weekends, expect long lines after bars close, might not be so good when consumed sober

Thank Rick611
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The reputation its known for is as the after-bar, hunger joint. And true enough, if its late, your downtown, and slightly hungover, its an AMAZING choice for good food. I am writing solely to also tell people that it also happens to be the best...More

Thank Skander Y
Faustino V, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Dear Skander Y, Thank you for your long time loyalty to El Rancho, and thank you for taking the time to give us a great review!!! El Rancho will always love you guys.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

It doesn't matter if it is 11:00AM or 3:00AM, El Rancho is amazing. Great for lunch, dinner, or late night... you can never go wrong. It is always a stop I have to make when I visit Columbia.

Thank Montgomery H
Faustino V, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Dear Montogomery H, Thank you for stopping by El Rancho every time you are in Columbia, I know it brings you lots of priceless memories. We will always be here for you, doing our best to serve you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-875-2121
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