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El Rancho

1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
+1 928-367-4557
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been here a long time. It is large inside and has a full bar , fireplace area and nice dining area. We like the food , drinks and service. They have lunch specials and we always go there when in pinetop area.

Thank animalsrock2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard nice things about this place so we tried it. Salsa was so so...Food was good but my wife had to send hers back at it was frozen inside. Service was average. We'll try another rated spot next time.

Thank Loyd747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had one green chili corn tamale and my spouse had one shredded beef enchilada. We ordered the small side of guacamole too. We also mixed the two salsas; the hot and the mild for a very spicy and tasty mixture. Presentation was great. My...More

Thank BandKPhx
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service. Will return! Fish tacos and enchiladas were tasty. Has a full menu and a bar for drinks. Can't go wrong having a meal here.

Thank joreggie
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I expected more! The food was decent and arrived hot to the table but, the service was slow. It wasn't that busy in the dining room but, the refills for drinks and chips & salsa took longer than expected. Shredded beef tacos, chimichangas, cheese enchiladas...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim. Menu said rated top Mexican food in the White Mountains for 17 years running. TripAdvisor does not rate them tops and neither do I. They are just average at best. But it is very clean. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. The host that seated us was very nice. The lady that brought us our drinks was very nice, and a waiter took our order and served our food. The food is not exceptional, just okay. The waiter never returned to the...More

Thank spencerj586
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent ceviche and margaritas. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a large open dining room. Great spot for a late lunch

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This restaurant has been around for years. They have the best red chili on the mountain; it could compete anywhere. The tacos are good, and so are the margaritas. We've also tried their fry bread, and it was excellent. The bar needs a bit of...More

Thank JinxHE
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Arizona is so hit or miss for Mexican food (weirdly) but we lucked out at El Rancho. Everyone was satisfied with their food and the salsa was great! I will go back for sure this summer on my way through town.

Thank drodro81301
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 928-367-4557
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