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El Ranchero

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Mexican, Southwestern
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176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was perfect weather and I needed to meet my business partner. We decided on one of our favorite Mexican restaurants since they had outdoor dining. I wasn't all that hungry and ordered a plate of nachos. Oh so delicious! Come visit this place.

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Thank Channel70Productions
Concord, North Carolina
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and they were definitely fast. The food was good but not extraordinary. The service was average as well.

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Thank Andrew D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I went at the end of March in 2016 right after we got engaged! I am a big fan of Mexican food and El Ranchero was better than our places back home. We can't wait to go again, hopefully later this year in August for our first wedding anniversary ! <3

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Thank Jennie M
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is THE place for authentic Mexican food. We received excellent food with great service. We got drinks to go with a box filled with what we couldn't finish at lunch time. Worth going through construction to eat here! :)

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Thank 2travelinFoolz
Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Service is usually friendly. Some of the food is good. Refried beans are so watered down and flavorless. ewe. Tables are not very clean.

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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Is our 4th time here and we are from Florida, we'll come back again. Good food, Good value. One more good thing form lovely Brevard.

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Thank LFD69
Madison, Alabama
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife would eat Mexican everyday if given a choice. We lived Dallas for several years and sampled a lot that was very good. We have exceptional ones at home. Having said all that, this one was pretty good. The decor was more barbecue than what you would expect, but pleasant. They have outdoor seating and a funky downtown alley-like... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after a hours of hiking. I was attracted by the outdoor space I noticed from the road. Lots of Latino fare in this town! Service was very quick and server attentive. I had fajitas and my husband had the lunch special . Both were yummy!! Cooked just right . I've had really really greasy veggies at other... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Parking can be tight here, so arrive early for lunch or dinner. Their beef fajitas are number one in the region. The chimi chonga with beef is alos a winner. Highly recommend.

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Thank Channel70Productions
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed everything! The food was fresh and tasty! The service was excellent, wait staff were very friendly. We even liked the atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 10:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-883-4000

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