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El Rancho Restaurant & Motel

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
+1 928-524-3332
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many restaurants appeared to be closed the Sunday we stayed in Holbrook. The El Rancho restaurant was one of two recommended (we never found the other one). We were not impressed with the food or the service. The chicken burrito was dry and tasteless, the ground beef burrito greasy. The server was sullen and curt. The décor is aged. We... More 

Thank wandererMB
Sawyer, Michigan
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169 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant doesn't look like much inside or out, but of all the Hispanic/tex-mex/southwestern food we ate during the month we were in the area, THIS WAS THE BEST BY FAR. I had an enchilada plate with green chilies, and savored every bite. My husband had an American dish he absolutely loved (liver and onions...yuck). And the staff couldn't have... More 

Thank Seasoned L
Edmonton, Canada
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The front desk person at our hotel recommended this restaurant for authentic Mexican food. Neither one of us is that fond of Mexican food but we decided to give it a try. Should have gone somewhere else. My husband ordered a tomato juice that tasted like watered down tomato sauce. It was undrinkable. I ordered the special of the day... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Okay if you are into the older sites to see and visit on Route 66. Food was okay, nothing outstanding. The prices were very high, substantially more than we expected. Staff was friendly. Interior has not been updated in a long, long time.

Thank mamcl
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look like much - the sign is burnt out so you barely make out the 'el rancho'. Inside, nice Family atmosphere… Lots of locals come here. Big portions and typical Mexican American fair. We saw them sing happy birthday at a table and the kid got to wear a large sombrero hat... fun! Nothing fancy…... More 

Thank mkaz_12
Holbrook, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been customers of this restaurant for many years and whenever we get a craving for hot sauce and chips this is where we go (they make their own). The waitstaff are very attentive and the food has always been piping hot from the kitchen. We love this place.

Thank Richard R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was recommended for front desk person at our hotel. 1960's vintage restaurant and it looks it: water stained ceiling tiles, worn furniture, etc. Server friendly and food was good. Up to you to try it or not.

Thank Geo V
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Recently stopped here on the way home. We had the special with 2 enchiladas, rice, beans and sopapillas. It was excellent. Waitress was friendly. The chips and salsa (little hot) were very good too. The parking is a bit weird and hard to navigate if not sure where it is but we managed. Would definitely recommend. If it wasn't so... More 

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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have stopped here a few times over the years. They offer good food at good prices. The staff was great. They were working really hard and they are not spring chickens. The fajitas were well prepared. Good flavorful beef with grilled onions and peppers. Sopapias were included.

Thank SH1304
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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299 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Delicious salsa on the table as soon as you sit down. Enjoyed a burger smothered in red chile sauce and topped with cheese and onions Left feeling blissfully full. They also have a sweet little gift shop with collectible knick knacks. Worth a gander!

Thank Teresa R

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 928-524-3332

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