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El Rancherito

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4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
+1 618-244-6121
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, very nice, we didn't have this good of Mexican food for a while, great taste, clean restaurant and good service

Thank Rickhindi
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nothing special here, the service was average, the food was salty, the place wasn't exactly expensive but it wasn't cheap either. Appeared clean enough. I don't know what it is about Mt. Vernon, but just like the hotel we stayed at, as we were trying to eat at this place and have a conversation, a large table of people just... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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298 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stopped for lunch as we traveled north and were seated promptly and waited on right away. We took advantage of the Wednesday 99 cent margarita special which were delicious. The food was good. We will return if we are in the area again.

Thank Jane K
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food. I travel through Mt Vernon on a regular basis. Anyways stop when I'm in the mood for some good Mexican food.

Thank mcdave59
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This food is a 5 out of 5. By far the best Mexican food north of Laredo. Not too spicy but not bland either. The service is second to none. I highly recommend this place if you are passing through. Close by to a truck stop to drop a trailer and come by.

Thank Jeffrey S
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a "must stop" for us everytime we are in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.... the staff is great... food is Awesome...and good value... can't pass it up... we recommend the FAJABO....

Thank carbontravels
Cape Coral
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was a typical Mexican food experience. It was very clean and had a nice outdoor area where we ate with our dog Skye. Very attentive wait staff, checked on us several times and were quick to refill drinks, bring extra napkins, water for the dog. We split the nacho platter which was more than enough for the two... More 

Thank Karen H
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The chips, salsa and queso was good. Order cheese and spinach enchiladas and maybe took 2 bites. The red sauce they put on them tastes like spaghetti sauce. Worst enchiladas I've ever had. Husband didn't eat his either. Locals recommend this place, so maybe the other food is good.

Thank Brooke W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes service can be sketchy, but the food is great and their are some good ones that work here as well. Their steak tacos are great.

Thank BrianMtV618
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stopped here on our way from Nashville to Branson. We love our mexican food - eat it 2 times per week in Texas. We were told to pick this one over Agave (by hotel staff) and we're glad we listened. Chips and salsa are very good - and plentiful. Restaurant is big, very pretty and clean. Food portions are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2281
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-244-6121

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