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El Rancho

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216 S Main St, Montesano, WA 98563-3711
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place is in serious need of a makeover. The place is rundown and the food is not great... Not really even good.

Thank 160teresal
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

My experience of Mexican food in the Pacific Northwest ranges from serviceable to dismal. This place was an unexpected gem. The chips were fresh and warm. The salsa clearly made-fresh an tasty (and didn't simply overwhelm with heat). I have been searching for Tex-Mex style Mexican food in Washington state and come up empty. This place was a very close... More 

Thank mogon
Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We love our local Mexican restaurant. They have great tacos, Arroz con Pollo, chimichangas and cabbage salsa. I'm not a big fan of their tomato salsa and if you get their mild salsa, it tastes like ketchup. It's a family owned restaurant and the owners are very nice, the decor is older, but overall, it's good food, good service and... More 

Thank dandydew
Montesano, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is our favorite place for dinner whether it be with the family, friends or just the two of us. I'm in love with their blackberry and peach margaritas. Sooo good.

Thank karenmI3694TX
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

My husband and I were driving from Bremerton Wa, to Astoria, Or . He got sick and we stopped in an urgent care center, which through us off by about 3 hours. It was getting late and we were hungry, and we knew we'd arrive to late in Astoria for dinner. We followed the signs off the road into this... More 

Thank mittmott
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

They have good food, we eat there usually once every month or so. Good service. Atomosphere is ok building is older but clean.

Thank Joy H
Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Food is good. Wait staff will accommodate special requests. Nice family atmosphere. Good meal portions.

Thank CyberSaint
Montesano, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great food, good chips and salsa, great family owned Mexican food. Their margaritas are delicious and super fast too.

Thank Amy B
Ocean Park, Washington
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

I always order a relleno to test a restaurants prowess. It requires whipped egg whites and a decent chile fried properly. This was a joke. Carton egg batter poured thin around a canned chile and that was it. No cheese on it , just fried, The tamale was so dry and thick , we couldnt eat much. The red sauce... More 

Thank Jonathan C
Everett, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Being from Texas - Mexican food is something we know. This place offered a clean environment, friendly service and very good food. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you!

Thank CAF05182014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 S Main St, Montesano, WA 98563-3711
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Montesano

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