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El Ranchero

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Nestled on a backstreet, this restaurant was a good find. The host and wait staff were very nice, the food was great and the margarita rocks were cold and delicious. Favorites were the Pollo Fundido and beef quesadilla. We chose porch dining and had a visit from some rather shy squirrels as we enjoyed our margaritas. This is a definite... More 

Thank Rebecca A
Palm Harbor, Florida
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101 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I ate here last night and enjoyed a very good meal with friends. We did not lack anything....good food, excellent service, and "homey" atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Tom D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I love the Milanesa and the flan! My drink is always full and the service is always on point. Plus it doesn't break the bank!

Thank Ryan J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We like to stop by this place after a long bike ride as the have a great outdoor seating area. The menu is typical Mexican restaurant fare and the prices are reasonable. The service is typically speedy and they keep the chips and salsa coming while you wait.

Thank allydog0606
Brevard, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Brevard has a number of Mexican restaurants, each one is good, but El Rancho stands out for me. The food is consistently good; the service fast; the wait staff pleasant, and the atmosphere just right. It is conveniently located just off the Main Street with good parking.

Thank Pamela B
Brevard, Nc
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Have had lunch here many times over the last 3-4 years. Service is good, food is the best among the 5 Mexican eateries in town. Special dishes such as tacos al pastor are shown when you enter. Good price on Mexican beer.

Thank Pituophis
North Carolina
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I have been here at least 10 times this year and am never disappointed by the food, the beer or the prices. I'll keep coming back again and again for lunch, dinner, etc.

Thank MsK48979
Rock Hill SC, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Have been here multiple time with very consistent results. Owners are always in charge and it shows. Friendly, fast service must be their way of doing business. Very affortable, great beer mugs, good sized servings and VERY good prices

Thank Frank P
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

They have an entire section of the menu dedicated to us vegetarians, and their food is great! We eat there at least once during each of our semi-annual visits, and you will always have ample food, great service, and it is near the shopping but off the beaten path a bit. If you don't know it is there, you will... More 

Thank Rodney H
Brevard, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Nice ambiance. Plays Mexican music in the background. Big menu. We went here twice. I believe I had enchiladas (different types) both times. It is what I usually order at a Mexican restaurant. My brother had what he usually has, fajitas. He thought they were served a little differently than he normally gets in San Antonio. Both dishes were all... More 

Thank JCMcG47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-883-4000

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