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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

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305 W State St, Ste 3, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3052
+1 610-925-0122
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not a bad Mexican Restaurant. It's a BYOB place. The food is plentiful and they give you nachos and salsa before your meal. The reason for four stars is the service is really slow. It takes the servers forever to bring your check, and most times you have to hunt them down. However, good food. Go if you have a... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We have lived in KSQ for 15 years and have never had a bad meal here. The chunky salsa is fresh and absolutely amazing. The food is made-to-order and all tortillas are made by hand, so you better be patient. It is well worth the wait. Diana is the best in there. She has helped is plan two private parties... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We are lucky to live in an area with a large Mexican population becasue of the mushroom farms etc. These hard working , family oriented people have given Kennett and its environs some really good, authentic Mexican food. This BYOB restaurant has its ups and downs occasionally but generally the food is solid and tasty. They make their own salsa... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We were the first customers of a weekday evening in search of authentic Mexican food when we dined here. The waitress was pleasant and attentive, but her limited English created glitches such as delivering flour tortillas when we had ordered corn, and a very spicily sauced meal for one diner who had requested "not spicy" in both English and Spanish.... More 

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

It is a nice restaurant, I guess that the good thing is that they serve authentic mexican food! A thing to improve could be to provide faster service at the table and to sell beer!

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Hockessin, Delaware
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351 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

The atmosphere of the place doesnt appear very appealing - the TVs were blaring and it felt cold and dark. The chips and salsa were good and the service was attentive but we were there with only one other table being served. The fajita chicken was good but the way the rest of it was prepared didnt make it easy... More 

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Thank DiAlJo
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Have to agree with other reviewers that service is VERY slow. About a 40 minute wait for two tacos and a quesadilla. The waitress didn't come by at all to fill drinks or check on our food after it came out. I have to disagree with the reviewers who raved about the food. Both dishes were BLAND. Fish tacos were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

So I walk in waiting for someone to seat me and my family im standing there for about 5 min for the waitress to come up to me and tell me I can seat myself. The wait took long to take our orders and my kids were impatient as well. The chips were stail and the salsa seemed to have... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else. Our kids wanted Mexican food. the only reason we ended up at El Ranchero is because power was out at La Pena (just down the street). The food at El Rancero was just OK. While the waitress was nice, the service was slow. After ordering, it took well over half an hour to... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Absolutely the best Mexican food I have had - and I am not a big Mexican Cuisines person. My wife and I have been traveling from Chadds Ford for years to eat here. Fantastic Ceviche on a Tostada. I don't know if you ever tried to find decent Ceviche anywhere in the Philly or suburbs area but I haven't until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W State St, Ste 3, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3052
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-925-0122

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