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Ranchero

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Macka Cd Reasurans Mall 53, Istanbul 11111, Turkey
+90 212 219 8550
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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The experience felt like a first class scam as this is not a Mexican cuisine restaurant - even Tex-Mex food is better...! The selection of food (Guacamole - a tinny jar for 4 people! and other typical Mexican dishes) showed right away that the ingredients and the mix were not appropriate including tortillas that were so stiff/brittle - and some... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

There are very few Mexican restaurants in Istanbul and this place is fine for a try out. A decent mix of plates is offered and the beer choice is good. Good service and comfortable atmosphere, particularly at weekends.

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Thank Peter M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Our night with my colleagues started very good but thanks to the waiter it ended really bad. He did not pay attention to us, he was rude and disrespectful. If you want a good treatment, do not choose ranchero!!!

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Thank Bengisu İ
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food and drinks are good in taste but this is not real or typical Mexican food. But it is a nice place for young people and the prices are normal for the Nisantasi area ($30 per person).

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Thank Selim B
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is good but of course is not the original Mexican food, i'm a mexican living in Turkey and I was so excited to see what kind of food would they have, I totally understand that a lot of the ingredients might be hard to find here to make exactly the original recipe, but at least try to make... More 

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Thank berenice r
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This evening I've been there just for dinner and waiter said that there's no place inside but actually there were many. He said so cause I was alone and proposed me to sit outside. It was cold and rainy. Beside this rudeness the food also is no good anymore.

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Thank Marooned81
Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

First please bear in mind that due to the lack of Mexican community living in Turkey, it is hard to find a typical Mexican restaurant. Ranchero makes its best to fill the gap however the taste of the food is average. Although the portions are enormous, most of the ingredients are not original. I have tried the fajita camaron but... More 

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Thank ELEGANSCADISI
New Delhi, India
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171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

this place is located amidst a lot many other restaurants. its a very nice location and food is good too. helpings are good as well. try chicken nachos and quesidillas. guacamole tasty.would recommend this place to all mexican food lovers. ambience is really nice.

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Thank guptaratika
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding, authentic "Tex-Mex" restaurant in the heart of Istanbul's Nisantasi district. Extensive menu..terrific "Aztec soup" (corn, cream and mild jalapeno chowder), Fajitas, chimichangas, enchilladas, a very satisfying "California burrito", nachos..Corona and Mariachi beers (among others) and decent margaritas in several flavors. Excellent service, generous portions. And very reasonable prices! Full lunch for 2 including 2 beers and 2 Margaritas... More 

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Thank Shai S
South Africa
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Great mexican with an extensive menu.. serving up tasty nachos, jalapeno poppers etc. the starters we tastier than the mains - being vegetarian. We were looking for some spicy food hence the mexican as the Turkish food was quite bland. Service was good, food was good but very pricey for the portions you get.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 100
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macka Cd Reasurans Mall 53, Istanbul 11111, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: +90 212 219 8550

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

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Sisli
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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