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Rancho Viejo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent dining experience. Food was really good and the portions were huge. Service was fast, and it is very convenient if you are staying at the casino.

Thank hooper33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never in a million lifetimes have we ever experienced superb service. We walked into the restaurant and was greeted and seated right away. Chips and salsa was brought out and our order was taken and we were served within 5 minutes. The food was wonderful...More

Thank JakTown65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved everything we had here- from the chips to the salsa to the cheese dip to our fabulous chicken nachos- all unbelievably good! The refried beans are the best EVER and super friendly folks. Don’t miss it!

Thank megj17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we'd wander away from Harrah's for some Mexican dinner. The food and service far outshined the location, in a strip mall. The quesadilla was outstanding as reviewed by somany others. The service was great and the place was spotless. Don't miss this one...More

Thank Will B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best Mexican fare I have ever found. Great food and great service ! The food was fresh and hot and it was a large size portion for the price. Served up hot with a big smile !

Thank holcombesandy
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The food was okay. They did accommodate our group of 10 quickly with seating and food. This area definitely needs better restaurants.

Thank ALFrisbee
Reviewed 31 December 2017

My daughter always wants Mexican so we headed there after a game. Food and service were great and was very crowded with a lot of what looked like locals too, so that tells you always a good place to eat.

Thank kimberly5752017
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Every time we come to Cherokee we make sure to visit this wonderful establishment at least twice during our stay. The food is flavorful and staff friendly. We highly recommend the steak and cheese tacos..make sure to order the guacamole and a side of sour...More

Thank gloy13
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

What a gem! My wife and I were looking for a nice dinner after a long hike. We came across this place through Yelp and absolutely loved it. When we walked in and saw the crowd we were concerned, but we got a seat very...More

Thank rlodan01
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the strip mall location and appearance of this restaurant. Once inside you'll have a great experience. We ate here twice in four days. Both times I had the Tacos ala Diabla which are fabulous. The steak was tender and the...More

Thank Jeff C
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Linda M
9 August 2017|
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Response from M312UIjohng | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, Rancho did have a selection of dishes that were all vegetable to choose from. No one in our party was vegetarian so I can't comment on them from a quality standpoint.
Linda M
9 August 2017|
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Response from LucWise | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The food is delicious.
8 February 2017|
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Response from 965bennyw | Reviewed this property |
I did not ask,however the restaurant is close to the Casino!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-0343
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