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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

) #11 of 54 Restaurants in La Porte €€ - €€€ Mexican
308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
+1 281-471-7461
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“queso” (4 reviews)
“clean place” (2 reviews)
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04:00 - 21:00All hours
€€ - €€€
308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an old run down mexican food place right on Main in downtown La Porte. The seats/booths are old and cracked, and the place is in desperate need of a makeover.

Thank Revkev93
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great service, great atmosphere, and GREAT food. Since I am Hispanic I KNOW what good Mexican food is and this is great food. Will always keep coming back. Also GREAT prices!

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have eaten here for years at all times of the day. Never had a bad meal. The service is always good or better and prices are reasonable.

Thank DeepWater8
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Given the number of excellent Tex-Mex places in the area, this one just doesn't stand out. The food and service were fine, but not to the same level as other Tex-Mex in the area.

Thank LaPorteWillie
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I live nearby this restaurant & have only been a couple of times in 4 yrs. That was only when someone else was making the decision. It is kinda blah! Lots of T.V.'s. Service is fair. Food is alright, Nothing to write home about, for...More

Thank B3915NMdonnas
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for years in same building with same owner. It's authentic Mexican food at its best. Awesome breakfast burritos and tacos. Clean place and excellent customer service

Thank Billy D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great Mexican food establishment. My favorite thing there is the horchata. Best anywhere. I've been going there for years and have tried everything on the menu, even the burger and it is delicious.

Thank Brandi S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

On the small side of restaurants but a good variety of food, good salsa and fresh non grease chips, customer service was delightful and we really enjoyed this place at max, restrooms were not very clean but that did not stop us from enjoying our...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Good food for not a lot of money. Good size portions and very friendly service. Best mexican food in La Porte.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Out of town family always wants To go here! Over 20 years of great food and friendship. I highly recommend this restaurant! Margaret Cox

Thank Margaret C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: +1 281-471-7461
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