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El Rancho Steak House

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3848 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95111-3401
+1 408-629-1807
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
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Hopewell Jct, NY
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was in the area on business trip and stopped in. Nothing fancy, obviously a local favorite. Staff seemed to know 90% of customers as they walked in. Had the Prime rib weekend special and it was excellent. Started of with soup of the day, but then the server told me they were out of that soup, but they had clam... More 

Thank semma2007
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Breakfast special deals are the best in town. Yummy steaks and fresh hot coffee! Bread toasted nicely. Smiles and refills keep coming. Bring friends, food and atmosphere is to eat savory steaks that is so nice and expect to spend less because Prices are very reasonable. 5 meals with 5 drinks including tip was less than $50.00 great experience!

1 Thank Chad T
San Jose, California
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Let's break down the 4 stars that I gave this restaurant. The food is good, but not exceptional or really even significantly above average. It is just simply good. There is absolutely very little wrong with it. It's kind of like mom's cooking at home (assuming that your mom is not a gourmet cook). The service is extremely friendly and... More 

Thank Steve H
Butte, Montana
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

It was a hot day and they only had fans. The ribeye we had was char broiled, topped with fine chopped garlic, and green onions, and sauteed mushrooms. It was juicy and tasty! It's too bad it was a hot day, or I would have rated it higher. This is an old place in south SJ, so, don't expect decor,... More 

Thank ButteMesaWalker
Sun City, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

You cannot beat the food or service at this place. The BEST pancakes and omelets. We were there a year ago, and the darling waitress remembered us!!! Will go back every time we hit San Jose!!!

Thank Christie E
Sunny SoCal
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

My family and I ate at this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying. We saw the reviews and figured we would try it out. It was 6:30 PM on a Saturday and the place was practically empty, so was leery of what was to come. Decor old and dated. However the wait staff was super friendly... More 

Thank LMRD
Rohnert Park, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Friendly service. But, the food is just so, so....

Thank Avenger90
San Jose
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I've ordered basically everything on their breakfast menu, and the only time I ate something that wasn't wonderful was when the chef tried to get creative with french toast (made it with pancake batter rather than egg batter). Service is great, as are the prices.

Thank BillSJ
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Food was great and price not over the top. had steak, potatoe, veg, bread, salad and drink.

Thank Phyllis W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95111-3401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-629-1807

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