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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

) #5 of 91 Restaurants in Gallup $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
+1 505-863-9311
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blue corn” (4 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great on/off from the freeway and a great location to check out historically. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. The bathrooms are on the second floor so if you have any walking issues this would not be a place to stop at. However, if...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great Mexican food. Easy to get to off of I40 on route 66. Very nice friendly staff. Great history wall of all the movie stars that stayed there

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The host took the menus and walked away fast, not telling us to follow. We were left to guess if we should follow. He dis this to many others and then pointing from across the room where they should sit. Just getting water took a...More

Thank WendyKinAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful historic hotel and restaurant. My wife and I and our two grandchildren stopped by for dinner. We all had Mexican dinners and emptied our plates. The green chili sauce was the best I’ve had. Our waitress was top notch. It all made for a...More

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic restaurant is located inside the hotel. It's a treat to walk back in time and experience the glory days of the silver screen. Since the hotel and restaurant was originally built by a brother of Hollywood producer, D. W. Griffith, many movie stars...More

Thank jmenasco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While traveling back home from Arizona to Missouri, this was a long anticipated stop. We took as long to tour the old hotel and its wonderful atmosphere and pictures as we did to eat in the restaurant. Generous portions, fast service, excellent burger. Convenience stop...More

Thank 652pennye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good not great and it arrived quickly. The service was okay. Probably would try again if we were in the area

Thank CastellanosML
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very historic place, enjoyed the photos of the Hollywood stars of the past. The food was good and prices moderate. The service was very good.

Thank William J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and history is great. The food is so-so. My taco salad didn't have much flavor. But, it's a fun place to stop for nostalgia purposes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers Mexican food or steaks. we elected to try the sirloin steak. The steak was served the way we asked (one medium rare and the other medium well). The steak and baked potato were done the way we liked them. The corn was...More

Thank Donald J
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Questions & Answers
31 March 2017|
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Response from Darrel-Carol | Reviewed this property |
Neither, it is New Mexican style.
Roger N
4 March 2017|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call them and check their web site.
2 February 2017|
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Response from WallandTNgal | Reviewed this property |
I'm not for sure the hours but we had dinner and breakfast the next morning. Both meals were delicious and staff were great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-9311
  • E-mail
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