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El Ranchero Restaurant

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202 Locust Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
+1 828-765-6222
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we're pleasantly surprised by this restaurant! We love Mexican food and decided to try this place while on vacation at a nearby cabin. I had the beef fajitas and my husband had a burrito. The kids enjoyed quesadilla and French fries. It tasted great! The service was really friendly and the food came out quickly. I also had a... More 

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Thank Luv2travel1308
Bakersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is some very good Mexican food! The service was very good and the chimichangas were out of this world!

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Thank sarahsinnc
Burnsville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went on a Tuesday night. Our server took our beverage and food order and we never seen him again. Never was asked by anyone if we needed refills or if our food was ok. The salsa that comes with the chips is gross and only a few of the salsas from the bar was decent. Plus we was charge more... More 

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Thank l0vethemtns
Jackson, Georgia
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had a chille relleno and taco, rice and beans. The Chile Relleno was surprisingly hot which is a plus in my book. Recommended.

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Thank Amethyst-King
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We've enjoyed delicious, freshly prepared meals at El Ranchero with church, book club and private parties. I like their booths and the private, upstairs dining area. They stay busy. Our vegetarian and gluten sensitive friends can always find something to order. They have a whole fish dish which I choose, following the example of my Mexican neighbor. They unnecessarily, but... More 

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Thank mejspnc
Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food at this place!! The price is amazing and the food comes out hot and sizzling and authentic!! We had a great lunch here!! Definitely go in. With every bite.

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Thank Jennifer Ruffol... H
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hardly ever eat out, but it was a birthday celebration for our out of town sister, and she wanted Mexican food. The waitress was prompt, hospititable, even taking a pic of the 3 of us. But....she got the 2 orders totally wrong. One ordered the chicken quesadilla dinner and was given an expensive shrimp one. She dislikes seafood, so a... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth B
Green Mountain, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

El Ranchero has the best Mexican food in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. Even the expensive places in Asheville cannot compete with El Ranchero. It's just good, inexpensive food; well-worth the visit.

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Thank wahwahsmith
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very tasty food, Better than most Mexican restaurants I've visited, They prices are incredibly reasonable. Very friendly service.

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1 Thank Carrie F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Good food at a very reasonable price. Plenty to eat, from a large menu, with quick and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Locust Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Spruce Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-6222

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