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El Ranchero

€€ - €€€Mexican
226 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6008
+1 760-724-7680
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
24 May 2017
“Craving MX Food”
4 Jan 2017
“Great family eats.”
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00 Hours
€€ - €€€
226 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6008
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I love El Ranchero but I do have to agree with other reviews. Getting to the restroom through the kitchen not great except you get to see how clean it is in the kitchen. I do struggle with telling the waitress what I'd like but...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Reserved back room for family gathering. Quick service and owner Narcisso made sure all was good. When you leave you will be told "See you tomorrow."

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My expectations were moderate when I first entered. Sun-bleached A-Frame menu board in front was unappetizing and the interior was pretty barren. But we were hungry. Service was a little slow and she was kind but very quiet and shy. Still, the food and prices...More

Thank 4chrisryan
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The Strawberry Festival in Vista draws a really large crowd for our city! With that being said, there were lots of vendors vying for your money! This place has great carne asada tacos though! The salsa has a good kick to it! The rice and...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The place might be going through growing pains, as they were using the menu from a former owner, with items no longer offered crossed out by hand. Pretty tacky. The food is ho-hum Mexican, and there is a long wait to be served.

Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very good value for your money. Basic and some improvised dishes. Try there enchilada calabaza. Pork carnitas is very good too.

Thank Lawrence Martin K
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I was with some girlfriend having lunch when my brother called. He came with my niece and we had a blast! The food and the atmosphere was wonderful! Old style Mexican feel and charm. So going back!

Thank Latnldy1
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Service is GREAT....Atmosphere very authentic...Food is very good and authentically Mexican traditional entree's...priced right for good family meal

Thank h2opolo
Reviewed 11 January 2015

My husband and I were super excited to try this place a couple weeks ago. It was pouring rain and we didn't want to go to the store. When we entered the restaurant was empty and the hostess/server and the cook we're sitting at a...More

Thank CatLady36
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We were with our toddler and another couple in Vista for the Strawberry Festival Run and wanted a sit down place where they'd refill our Ice Tea. The good smell of Mexican food drew us in. Like another reviewer, I felt the chips and salsa...More

Thank SereneEcho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-724-7680
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