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El Ranchito

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8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
+1 360-354-8388
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Lynden, Washington
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172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This restaurant offers reasonable prices and tasty, if somewhat standard, Mexican food. The corn chips are warmed and both a pico de gallo and a sauce are provided. The food tastes freshly cooked and the portions are large enough to satisfy most people. The staff is friendly.

Thank Lynden-Tom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I decided to take my mom and sister out to dinner, and I had never been to this restaurant before, and we were pleasantly surprised by how good out meals were. The chips and salsa were homemade and delicious. We all ordered something different from the menu and we all agreed before leaving that it was really good food and... More 

Thank Amanda R
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We have been there a few times and were more than happy with food and service. Give it a try you will agree

Thank weinner2007
Abbotsford, Canada
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a great Mexican family run restaurant. The food is Awesome. good sized portions, just like being in Mexico :-)

Thank Ken W
Lynden, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

The food was just ok, the guacamole was brown and way past the serving date. What was most disturbing was all the dirt on the ceiling vents, the dirt on the booths, the dirty carpet. Cleanliness should be #1 when serving the public. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

Thank jwlldsgnr
Lynden, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We've done take-out here a bunch of times...I wouldn't be shocked if grandma is in the back cooking...slow simmered ol'school goodness...large portions...fairly priced...quick and easy for us

Thank seeker3675
Lynden, Washington
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

family operated, true blue food, good service... just like home cooking.. great for family, friends, business

Thank gregory R
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

My wife and I have eaten here 4 times. It is a family restaurant with great ingredients and good sized lortions. The right level of spice for someone who thinks Mexican food is spicy, with good salsas on the side for those who like spicier food. All 8 of the dishes we've had have been very good. Their lunch specials... More 

Thank kurtotic
Lynden, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

The food is typically good, but the prices just seem to keep climbing, making it worth a trip to Bellingham to get more quality (the quantity is good) for the money. The service is interesting in that sometimes it's thorough, and other times you might be looking around and grabbing water pitcher to fill your own cup. If you want... More 

Thank FoodGuyWillTry
Carthage, Texas
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Haven't been in the area long and this was the first restaurant we've come too. The chicken fajitas were AMAZING the beer was served with frosty mugs. Service was great and food came fast. Will definitely be our go-to in the future. They even brought small deserts afterwards for everyone on the house. Very impressed!

Thank jennygirl05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lynden
  • Phone Number: +1 360-354-8388

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