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El Ranchero

176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
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11 - 20 of 72 reviews

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 ....More

Thank thejourney101
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.

Thank Channel70Productions
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.

Thank shirleys411
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Mexican restaurants abound in Brevard! After trying a couple of others, El Ranchero is the one to which we return. The staff is excellent and gives good, friendly service. The menu selection is large and generally well prepared. My only complaint is that if I...More

Thank FHF
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch and the staff was very quick.for everything even though it was my multiple people. Not the best Mexican food we have had but very good. The cho-queso dip was very good but a bit thin with good tasting chorizo. The...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Go here for great carnitas. I'm very picky and the carnitas were served freshly fried yet tender. Also ordered a quesadilla Mexicana (shredded beef n refried beans n very cheesy). Generous portions. Sides were fresh. Guacamole was fresh but bland for myself. Rice was a...More

Thank joem32082
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Waiters very attentive and pleased to see you. HUGE margarita's. Food very reasonably priced. Never had a veggie nacho plate before but it was suprisingly delicious. Loaded with mixed veggies.

Thank jjer2015
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Admittedly I had not eaten here for about 4 years because my first experience had not been very favorable, but I had heard several positive comments from friends and gave it another try. I'm glad I did. The food is typical Tex-Mex but is good...More

Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Nestled on a backstreet, this restaurant was a good find. The host and wait staff were very nice, the food was great and the margarita rocks were cold and delicious. Favorites were the Pollo Fundido and beef quesadilla. We chose porch dining and had a...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I ate here last night and enjoyed a very good meal with friends. We did not lack anything....good food, excellent service, and "homey" atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Tom D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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