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Los Rancheros

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Mexican, Southwestern
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3458 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704-6516
+1 217-698-6240
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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281 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled between a Fairfield Inn and Courtyard, it's easy too overlook this nice little piece of Mexico. Decor is nice and a little kitschy, but well done. Service is attentive and friendly. Margaritas are first rate as is the food. This is a must stop on the Springfield food circuit.

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Thank Abenture
Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The most rude people ever horrible service horrible food 1 soft taco 2.20$ 1 small cheese sauce that was cold and still charged me 6.22$ for the worst over priced cheese sauce I will never ever go back even if it was free if you're looking for horrible service horrible waiters horrible overprice food I would highly suggest you not... More 

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Thank erikmZ3108QQ
Springfield, Illinois
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We eat here about every other month. Quality is consistently very good. Reasonable prices and fast service. I tried their guacamole today and it is excellent. Nice and fresh, not too spicy. Taco, burrito, enchilada all great. Staff is friendly too. Lunch menu available M-Sat.

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Thank happytraveler793
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I split a chicken fajita. If you are a light eater, it is plenty for two. The food was cooked well and service was fast. I would have given it a five, but the lime margaritas had a little too much lime.

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Thank Kathy B
Porter, TX
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Where I live, Mexican Food is everywhere and very good. I realize it is more in common here so I am being generous with 3 stars. Salsa mild and all tomato taste, chips thick and tough, no jalapeños with the nachos. The margarita was weak and watery and a charge of $6 to add a swirl.

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Thank Terik
Shawnee, Kansas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from Kansas City to Chicago and stopped here for lunch. The lunch specials are until 3 pm and were very reasonable - $7.25 for fajitas or chimichanga, both of which included rice and refried beans. The food was served quickly and was too hot to eat right away. The restaurant was clean and service was good. I... More 

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Pollok, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Springfield, IL was one of our stops on a 2 week road trip. Los Rancheros was a shot in the dark...literally. When we got to Springfield the motel and the restaurant were without power. There had been a big storm come through town. We were told about some other restaurants but did not want to drive anymore on that day.... More 

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Thank Frank M
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

If you like chicken and rice... This is the best "arroz con pollo" I have had in a LONG time! It was awesome. Margaritas are good, service is slow.

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Thank Hana S
St. Louis
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. No matter what I order on the menu, it is good. I had carnitas (pork tips) last night and it was tender and good flavored. One thing I really appreciate is the cleanliness. The tables, chairs and menus are always clean. I have had so many experiences at other restaurants... More 

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Thank BeachLover2001
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The service was very good and we got our food so fast! It tasted great. Will be sure and visit again next time I'm in Springfield.

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Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3458 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704-6516
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-698-6240

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