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Rancho Viejo

€€ - €€€Mexican,
16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the strip mall location and appearance of this restaurant. Once inside you'll have a great experience. We ate here twice in four days. Both times I had the Tacos ala Diabla which are fabulous. The steak was tender and the...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant and reasonably priced. We ate here for a dinner and were pleased with the choices. It's nothing fancy but was fresh and hot. The staff was amazing and very friendly.

Thank LilyAnn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. The chips and salsa were good as well. But the meal (tacos and enchiladas) lacked flavor. We would come back based on the service but the food is just ok.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. The food was great and the service was good as well. I loved the mushrooms in the fajitas!

Thank SHiggins91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been meeting (one from KY and the other from SC) in the area for quite a few years and started to visit the restaurant. This family restaurant is in a convenient location near a hotel, bank, grocery store,and pharmacy. We have always received...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place and didn’t see pork fajitas on the menu so asked and they said they would make them and wow, they were awesome! Juicy roast pork with tremendous flavor also really cheap! Told them to get it on the menu ASAP!

Thank Ibuyt
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Food was delivered fast and hot. Large portions and tasted great. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Good food and plenty of it! If you're hungry this is a place to get some decent Mexican-style food. It was not very spicy (which I like) and there were no condiments on the table to spice things up a bit. But the service was...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The food we had was very good, but there were some service issues. We ordered guacamole but never got it (we weren't charged for it, either). We had to ask more than once for the drinks we ordered. I ordered tomatoes with my entree, but...More

Thank Rooindie
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A very very good meal indeed.. a great surprise! would recommend to all passers by. An Englishman in Cherokee

Thank Will D
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Linda M
8 August 2017|
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Response from M312UIjohng | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, Rancho did have a selection of dishes that were all vegetable to choose from. No one in our party was vegetarian so I can't comment on them from a quality standpoint.
Linda M
8 August 2017|
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Response from LucWise | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The food is delicious.
7 February 2017|
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Response from 965bennyw | Reviewed this property |
I did not ask,however the restaurant is close to the Casino!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-0343
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