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El Rancho

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
+1 928-367-4557
12:00 - 08:00
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Sun 12:00 - 08:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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230 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting and our friend (a local for the last 25 years) suggested this for dinner. We were NOT disappointed!! The Salas's & chips were good, our entree's exception and the service was GREAT!! We would recommend this to ANYONE traveling in this area!!

Thank Gjabsama
Golden, Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Amazing salsa and hot sauce even before our lunch came. Mine, a stuffed sopapilla and my husband a burrito supreme. Great food and lots of leftovers. Will definitely visit again when we're in the area.

Thank NStashak
Kingman, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A varied menu provided choices for all. The service and quality of food was unexpected in this small quaint town.

Thank lindadmiller46
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Love the entertainment and singing of James T on Saturdays and Mondays! The food is always the best Mexican food! They will help you to make any celebration special.

Thank Bonsai04
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took a chance and tried this place without reading reviews and we lucked out. We both had combo platters and everything was very good. Great fast service. Friendly place, lots of locals, as everyone seemed to know each other.

Thank Sammysmam
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I live in Hawaii and don't a lot of great Mexican food. This was such a treat. Family owned and you can tell. The food is authentic and delicious. Went twice and wish I could go again.

Thank Dankyboy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visit here frequently and the food and service are consistently great. Green Chile is wonderful. Tuesday is cheap Marg day... and they are very good!

Thank PTvisitor
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had great food and killer margaritas! It was their margarita special night. The ambience is very Hispanic and cool. I like the bar they have in the middle of the dining area.

Thank YvetteRH
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in Pinetop we ate at this restaurant twice and thought the food was very good. First time we tried the ground beef tacos- the shell was fried in house unlike other restaurants that take the shells from a box. The meat was seasoned nicely and there salsa is to die for. They were generous with the tortilla... More 

Thank Leaislandgirl
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wonderful food and entertainment on Mondays and Saturdays with James T.! Come for Happy Hour! They celebrate birthdays in style!

Thank Bonsai04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 928-367-4557

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