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Rancho Viejo

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16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
11:00 - 21:00
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Florence, Alabama
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Rancho Viejo in Cherokee! We kind of got tickled at ourselves bc - who eats Mexican on a Native American reserve? , but we put our money were out mouth was, it was great! Cheese dip was great, salsa, the fajitas all came on the same plate, which was different from our local Mexican restaurants- fajitas, the... More 

Thank JULZS79
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stopped here for our first dinner of our trip and were very impressed! Food was excellent, very authentic, and the service was exceptionally quick and kind. Had complimentary chips and salsa on the table within 2 minutes of walking through the door. Check this place out!

Thank Alexander B
Bryson City, North Carolina
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had a large group of coworkers celebrating a promotion and a birthday. The service was still great, except for lack of drink refills when they were busy during the lunch rush. The food was great, I had the lunch portion of the Special Bryson, which is chicken and shrimp with rice and beans and flour tortillas. (No onions, please and... More 

Thank Tiffany B
Somerset, Kentucky
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here this weekend. The service was quick friendly and offered several suggestions. Our meal was served very quickly and it was delicious.

Thank brownteardrops
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had late lunchon our way out town,and the food was great, service great,and atmosphere was wonderful, we are going to make it one of our stops in the future!

Thank 965bennyw
Rome, Georgia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We were a little worried to visit this place because of some comments about their service. However, our server was friendly and nice and other servers seemed nice too. Food was good for its price, but not fantastic.

Thank mamecol
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The family loved it. The chicken is fantastic. I wasn't too fond of the beans, but the kids loved them.

Thank westonwyse
Aiken, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was a Friday evening and although the restaurant was fairly crowded we were seated promptly. Wait staff did a great job serving our table of four adults and five children. Everyone ordered something different and all meals were delivered with two minutes of each other. I personally had the Chili Verde and it was excellent. Will definitely return next... More 

Thank Rileysride
Fuquay Varina, NC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Cherokee doesn't have many restaurants other than fast food. In addition, many places are closed for the off-season (fall and winter). We went to Rancho Viejo based on other reviews on Trip Advisor and we were so happy we did. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The prices were quite reasonable with generous portions. Quality was excellent. The pork,... More 

Thank wavcott
West Jordan, Utah
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place has some of the best Mexican style food I have ever tasted. Everyone in the group was very satisfied and loved their dish. I suggest the Chile Verde.

Thank Chad S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-0343

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