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El Rancherito

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1824 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1323
+1 309-341-2233
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 restaurant in Galesburg. Party of four all enjoyed their visit and their food. Will undoubtedly... More 

Thank FarTravelingGuy
Avon, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Galesburg, Illinois
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 19721972
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 unlimited parking at the shopping center across the street but it was pouring down rain... More 

Thank shawnware
Altona, Illinois
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164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good authentic foods, usually come from the ethnic groups that actually make it. Take Taco Bell... its TexMex, but fast food, and anyone can make it. But if Mexican's were to make it, then it would stand to reason that it would taste better, right? After all, it is there culture. El Rancherito is the same way. I've always seen... More 

Thank Derrick A
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Good Mexican food. I like the steak, peppers, & onions fried. The drink specials are always good, too.

Thank Ellen A
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149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Out side it not to pretty but step in the door and it was very nice . I love the decor . The fajitas where excellent . The chip fresh and warm . My chimichanga was not the best and a bit disappointed but I had much worse . It will be a place I will go back and try... More 

Thank Shawn J
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

My kids love it & my husband hates it. Service is questionable as sometimes it is good & sometimes horrible! We still go here fairly often.

Thank Martha W
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I dined with a business associate for dinner. I was overwhelmed at the size of the menu and wondered how they could possibly manage to get all these dishes right. They can't and they didn't. The margaritas were cheap - but also cheaply made with overly sweet bottled mixer used. We ordered guacamole for the appetizer. It was bland and... More 

Thank Robin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?