We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5251
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (95)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here this evening and our dining experience was wonderful! We were greeted by friendly staff, the restaurant was very clean, the dining tables was clean and neat, and the waiter was very attentive and helpful. The menu was explanatory...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat a lot of Mexican style food. El Ranchito is middle of the road. My wife's rice was cold. My chicken enchilada was average at best. The salsa was good with lots taste. Maybe it was an off night, but I will try other...More

Thank CrestviewEER
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every Mexican dish if fresh and delicious. Fast and friendly service. Cold Mexican beers and great margaritas.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here every time we visit crystal river. The food is consistently good. Tonight we had group of six people and among the orders were: the mexican steak dinner, green enchiladas, burrito, tacos and stuffed peppers. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Service was...More

Thank chrissy-eit
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I arrived for lunch at El Ranchito about 1:00 pm on a weekday. I sat myself and a wait person took my drink order right away and brought chips and salsa to my booth. I found the salsa tasty, not too spicy and not to...More

Thank bentprop
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Have been there twice in our quest to find decent Mexican food, but have not returned. The ambiance is fine and the stall was friendly.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I had dinner here in a Wednesday - about 6:30pm. We were the only table filled in the restaurant. A young man took our drink order. 10 minutes later a young woman took our food order. Ultimately the young lady delivered our...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

After about 20 visits including this evening I thought I better share one of our favorite Crystal River restaurants. The food is amazing, very reasonable & authentic. The servers are very kind & familiar (no turn-over in this restaurant) including the owner who is humble...More

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went here with a friend for lunch recently. Had not been here in a while - but loved it just like the last time. Good authentic food. We had chips and home made salsa and burritos. The burritos are so good and full of flavor...More

Thank pelicancrystalriver
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My husband's fajitas were excellent, my enchiladas were not the best. Always enjoy the salsa and chips that are free for an appetizer.

Thank kennweezie
Nearby Restaurants
Seafood Seller & Cafe
879 reviews
.13 km away
Vintage on 5th
668 reviews
.73 km away
Cody's Original Roadhouse
1,052 reviews
.26 km away
Thai Phoon
277 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Three Sisters Springs
924 reviews
.77 km away
Hunter Spring Park
158 reviews
.66 km away
Copp Winery & Wine Bar
12 reviews
.13 km away
Coastal Heritage Museum
8 reviews
.87 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Melissa H
10 October 2016|
Response from Isabelle D | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if it closed up since it seemed to be doing very well.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 NE 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5251
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing