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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

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308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
+1 281-471-7461
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04:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 04:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 04:00 - 22:00
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La Porte, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Given the number of excellent Tex-Mex places in the area, this one just doesn't stand out. The food and service were fine, but not to the same level as other Tex-Mex in the area.

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Thank LaPorteWillie
Katy, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I live nearby this restaurant & have only been a couple of times in 4 yrs. That was only when someone else was making the decision. It is kinda blah! Lots of T.V.'s. Service is fair. Food is alright, Nothing to write home about, for sure!!!

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Thank B3915NMdonnas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for years in same building with same owner. It's authentic Mexican food at its best. Awesome breakfast burritos and tacos. Clean place and excellent customer service

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Thank Billy D
La Porte, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great Mexican food establishment. My favorite thing there is the horchata. Best anywhere. I've been going there for years and have tried everything on the menu, even the burger and it is delicious.

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Thank Brandi S
USA
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1,516 reviews
938 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

On the small side of restaurants but a good variety of food, good salsa and fresh non grease chips, customer service was delightful and we really enjoyed this place at max, restrooms were not very clean but that did not stop us from enjoying our time here.

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Thank bryanmantezoni
La Porte, Texas
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Good food for not a lot of money. Good size portions and very friendly service. Best mexican food in La Porte.

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Thank Linda E
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Out of town family always wants To go here! Over 20 years of great food and friendship. I highly recommend this restaurant! Margaret Cox

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Thank Margaret C
Houston, Texas
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312 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had heard this was a good Mexican food restaurant, but our experience did not support that. Being a Mexican food junkie I have tried most of the Mex restaurants in our area and was looking forward to experiencing a great dining experience but we were disappointed as our breakfast was at best average. Would not recommend better restaurants in... More 

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Thank jhollingsworth11
La Porte, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

El Toro is not fancy and they don't try to be. If you want fancy, go elsewhere. If you want good Mexican food, every time, El Toro is your place.

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Thank Phil K
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Small little restaurant. Hot salsa fresh chips. Huge menu breakfast to dinner. You can even buy the meat by the pound. Queso was real good.

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Thank Kevin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
04:00 - 21:00
Monday
04:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
04:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
04:00 - 21:00
Thursday
04:00 - 21:00
Friday
04:00 - 22:00
Saturday
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: +1 281-471-7461

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