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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
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El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
+1 505-863-9311
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Beijing, China
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambiance in the hotel in general and pretty good food. The fajitas in particular. Margarita's are usually good and its a fun place to wander around in.

Thank liaobuqi
Saint Charles, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled by road from the Chicgo Suburbs to Scottsdale AZ every February for over 30 years. We stay in Gallup NM every Feb 14th. Our traditional Valentine Dinner is always at El Rancho . We look forward to an authentic Southwest meal. It gets better every year.

Thank cubbies2015
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. It's a historic landmark hotel and restaurant dating back to the 1930s. My wife had a low carb burger plate and I had a chicken burrito. Both were very good with excellent service. If you are in the area give it a try.

Thank Patrick F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a business breakfast here. The food was Ok. There was nothing extraordinary about it. There is a selection of local food: blue corn mush and green chili dishes. I was not particularly impressed with the taste of the food or the service. However, the hotel lobby is full of history and is worth visiting. Swing by the gift... More 

Thank Ines S
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a tourist stop in Gallup. They have a neat lobby. They will allow you to see inside the rooms before deciding to stay. The rooms are cute, but very small and expensive. There's an ok bar/restaurant attached, but it's spendy. There is also a room with very expensive gifts and jewelry within the hotel. Upstairs in the... More 

Thank Andrea P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended... I went to their website and reviewed the menu which was definitely southwestern... something we would have found at a Mexican restaurant ... when we were seated and looked the menu it was entirely different,,when I questioned the server she said she didn't know what was talking about... we were able to find something on... More 

Thank D J
Clayton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped in after a long day of driving. The staff was very attentive and quick to serve us. A bit pricey compared to Mexican restaurants in California. Premises are old, authentic and worth looking around the lobby and traditional gift shop. Overall I would stop there again, if in the area.

Thank TravlinGrammy_10
Bunch, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch on the way out to Arizona just before Christmas. We both had Mexican dishes and really enjoyed them. They had Christmas music playing, but the place must have excellent acoustics as it was still quiet, though in a crowded room. The Christmas tree in the lobby of the hotel was majestic. The only two problems... More 

Thank Darrel-Carol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner, frankly because the three places we tried first were all closed. The food was okay, but I think overpriced for what we got. My daughter and I both had the John Wayne burger which is served with guacamole. Mine was fine, but apparently all the jalapeños were in my daughter's, making it much too spicy... More 

Thank Famoffour4
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were staying behind this hotel but as it was a famous old time place we gave it a visit and had coffee. It is getting a bit faded but perhaps that could be played upon more. The list of old movie stars who stayed here are a dream for those of us who still remember the old Westerns etc.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-9311

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