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El Rancherito

1824 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1323
+1 309-341-2233
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
22 Mar 2018
“Great combo!”
18 Sep 2017
“Excellent Salsa”
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1824 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1323
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Ordered the steak,chicken and shrimp combo. Very colorful and tasty. Salsa was excellent while we waited.

Thank mark m
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My father has been bringing my little sisters and I here for almost 10 years now, maybe even longer. Now I continue on my own as an adult. The staff is amazing and always willing to accommodate. My food has never been cold or cooked...More

Thank Windy C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This restaurant is pretty much like the typical Mexican restaurants. One thin that makes them different is the amount of meat they give you for each dish. They are not stingy at all with the meats. All of our dishes had chicken ,and a lot...More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Galesburg. The menu is simple and easy to look over, you get your food quicker than you would at some fast food places, and I've never been disappointed with the taste or portions.

Thank DunderMifflin25
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stopped here on our way out West. Food was good, margaritas were decent. Service could have been a little better (we asked for more chips 3 times before they were brought to us).

Thank beachlover8307
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a fun, atmospheric place with gaily painted carved chairs etc. The food was good and tasty and hot. Service was quick and delivery of food to table was timely. I had eaten here several times before because it's my brother's favorite Mexican food...More

Thank FarTravelingGuy
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We eat here all of the time. They have the best Mexican rice! I get a lot of different things there. Nothing is very spicy but it's all good

Thank Terra F
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food there is always good! I get the Allen special and I love it!! The seats there are kind of uncomfy so try to get a booth. It sometimes is a long wait depending on when you go.

Thank mary10mc
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I know many that think this is the best Mexican resturant around...however, I wasn't impresessed with the bland, small portions of food and the weak Margaritas. There are at least to other places in Galesburg that has much better fare!

Thank 19,721,972
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Hadn't had Mexican in a while and decided to rustle some up for Sunday lunch. This place always seems to have a pretty good crowd so we decided to give it a shot. First off, the immediate parking is somewhat limited. There is a basically...More

Thank shawnware
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1824 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 309-341-2233
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