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El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9780 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031-2006
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having read the glowing reviews, we were disappointed at our dining experience. Service, in a mostly empty restaurant on a Tuesday night, was slow and inattentive. Drinks around our entire table went dry. Food, from the nachos/salsa to our entrees, was bland and mostly tasteless. There was no follow-up from the server. Not a restaurant I'd give a second chance.

Thank Keith F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The food is good here. Try the guacamole azteka with a little salt and pepper will do the trick. Lets not forget the Modelo for that crazy thirst. I reccomend this place for all ages.

Thank Jose P
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say. As soon as you walk you are greeted with friendly smiling faces and with great music that it makes you feel you are actually in Mexico. I love it here and especially the Margaritas.

1 Thank Victor M
Lancaster, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The place is small but worth the wait. The food is delicious. Service is good. Been there a number of times and the quality of the food is always outstanding.

Thank cindygiggles27
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, fast & attentive service. Large portions. In comparison to other "authentic Mexican" the beef & chicken is much more fresh & flavorful. We will be coming back!!!!

1 Thank wendalstraveltips
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came to Carence to go to a rock show later in the evening. Grabbed an early dinner with my daughter at El Ranchito's. The restaurant is small; In fact, by the time we left it was packed.The menu is very extensive but as I overheard some locals talking, " no matter what you chose it will be great". How encouraging... More 

Thank Lonnie S
Clarence, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent food and the BEST Buffalo has to offer. Authentic Mexican food worth the wait if you dine in or get take out. Always friendly staff, price and food will only leave you to want to come back soon.

Thank Hoganapex1
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I eat here twice a month. The food is always excellent. Freshly prepared with nice portions and reasonably priced. The house fajitas and the carnitas (pork) are crazy good. The service is terrific too. Salsa (yum) & chips with every meal. Food comes out fast,hot and delicious. This place won't disappoint you.

Thank anthonygG5677TT
Lancaster, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Mexican food at El Ranchito is ALWAYS excellent!! Even if there's a line to wait, it never takes very long before you're seated. Great place to go when you have a taste for good, authentic Mexican food at a great price!

Thank wagsanders
Webster, NY
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and myself stopped in for an early Saturday dinner. Even at 5:30 the restaurant was quite busy. However we were seated and served promptly. The complimentary chips and salsa were good, and our burrito and fajita meals were excellent.(although I did have to break out the TUMS later).

Thank Trave1er

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9780 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031-2006
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clarence
  • Phone Number: 716-320-5830

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