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El Ranchito Restaurant

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3048 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2015
+1 209-869-0196
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We've been going for years - have to give a shout out to their margaritas $2.75 happy hour on mondays -- and their absolutely delicious shrimp and any fish, Friday, Saturday's and sundays ! Enjoy

Thank ddrobinson5
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant since it was not much more than a shack in the early 60's. It has always been family owned and operated with the current owners since 1967. I have never had a bad meal in all these years. Flavors are consistent, salsas and chips (flour are the best and the corn chips are... More 

Thank Bob R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with family.....on Labor day. Food was very good and our waiter was very attentive especially considering they were very busy.

Thank Ross W
Escalon, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Though I've only been to this place one other time, I decided to bring my boyfriend to surprise him as this has always been the place of great reviews. To my disappointment, we sat there for nearly 45 mins before the server came up to us asking if we were waiting for our check. Well....No, we haven't even ordered yet!... More 

Thank Lori H
Riverbank, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was 3 years old. The margaritas are the best and the food is great too. I eat here 1-2 times a week. Great atmosphere-family owned!

Thank realtor2007
Modesto, California
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

On Mondays when most restaurants are closed this little gem of a restaurant is open. The waiters are to your table quickly with chips and menus. Not long after they are back to take your order pronto. Good service, good food too. Have yet to ever get a bad m eal.

Thank Pat C
Oakdale, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This place is the best. I've been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Portions are good sized and every dish is good I've had. And the margaritas are excellent!

Thank Gary_Belt
Turlock, California
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141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Family owned great food. Camerones, Mole sauce on Shrimp enchiladas, soup salad oh man it's all good. Can be really noisy and crowded but it's worth it to eat here. We usually take food home so the portions are generous. Love the salsa. Excellent service and staff.

Thank Debbie D
Modesto, California
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

It's been at least 10 years since I've been here and don't know why. The food and service were top notch.The portions were large and your beverage was never empty.The chips and salsa are amazing.The flour chips are always a favorite of mine.The food is authentic and the sauces used are perfect. One very small complaint is that the restraunt... More 

1 Thank Yosemitesteve
Woodbury, Minnesota
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nice atmosphere, plenty of business, friendly staff. Perhaps because we've lived in a number of countries and visited many more, including many in Latin America, we rated the food well prepared and cooked, but average in flavor and style. It seemed to be a hybrid between satisfying American habits (e.g. American soup and lettuce salad) with Mexican main entrees. We... More 

1 Thank DavidNancyJessica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3048 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverbank
  • Phone Number: +1 209-869-0196

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