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El Rancho Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
+1 928-474-3111
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. Tasty, quick, and the staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend the fajita trio.

Thank katherine t
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to allow extra time if going on a Tuesday as it gets very busy but the food and prices are worth the wait. I also found that there is enough food in the kids portions to fill me up and as i am a senior they didn't mind me ordering off of it. It is a good place... More 

Thank Jill M
Mesa, Arizona
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179 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a serious "quick bite" (had an appointment) Seated immediately (ya a tues) Chips and homemade salsa very good if you like chunky. Ask for the HOT sauce, very good too. Had the Pollo Fundido. Chick taste was VERY good and the sauce exceptionally rich. Large portion fed us both. (Plates 7.99-25.99; couple plate) Rice done right and... More 

Thank Bill85210
Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On the way through town I realized it was time to stop for a meal, saw the crowded parking lot and thought that was a good indication. NOT. The good points first that gives the review the extra star: staff was super friendly, super efficient, and the food arrived fast. And that's where it stops. My burrito was filled with... More 

1 Thank Barbara T
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is one of the better restaurants in the Payson area and the best Mexican food in the area. Fajitas are great. Although we had a very young waiter, he was friendly, helpful, and attentive yet not pushy. Not a rating of 5 due to the margarita. It was not very good at all. Left us wondering how the margarita... More 

Thank Bob H
Gilbert, Arizona
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love Mexican food but not this place. I went here hoping to order menudo on a Saturday but they don't serve it at all. I ordered tortilla soup instead. Bland and luke warm. My fiancé ordered her favorite Mexican dish - albondigas. It was nasty. The meatballs were premade frozen ones. I was so disappointed. I do not recommend... More 

Thank Daniel M
Phoenix, AZ
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I visited El Rancho Restaurant on February 18, 2017. We had seen many positive reviews and expected to have an excellent meal. Unfortunately it was not as good as I thought it would be. Although their margaritas are great! If I was just writing about them, my rating would be higher. I ordered the Navajo taco and... More 

1 Thank Disneylandmomof3
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! The food came quickly and was delicious!!!! Friendly staff. Big parking lot. Would definitely eat here again if I'm back in the area.

Thank Tanya C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favor! Don't go! Opt for Del Taco next door. While its not a great option either, it is outstanding in comparison to this.

3 Thank DaveandTiff2009
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was a little skeptical but was pleasantly surprised. The staff was pleasant and they had Sweet Tea! I ordered the Fajita Salad with shrimp. It was delicious. It had all the ingredients of Fajitas in a Taco Shell Bowl on a bed of lettuce. Plenty of shrimp. My husband had the senior spiced pork Chimi that came with rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: +1 928-474-3111

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