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El Ranchito

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7725 5 Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230-2355
+1 513-233-9200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Talk about handmade - no frozen items here. The chimichangas are deep fried at the time you request. All of their food is excellent and they have the best Sangria in the area! Margaritas are also potent. Do yourself a favor - avoid the chains and try this family owned restaurant. Excellent food.

Thank Edward L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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228 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant in the past and I think a sit down meal is much better. Although our dinner was fresh, hot and tasted great the take out portion was smaller; especially the tri sides for the price. So, for a fit down we stay st 5-stars but take out it's 4-star st best solely because portions... More 

Thank tony n
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Authentic Mexican taste I have found in Cincinnati (but knew in California). Great food and drinks at great prices. The staff is so friendly, too.

Thank Jory N
Knoxville, Tennessee
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228 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

You can't stereotype Mexican restaurants. Like any restaurant cuisine or national chain there are good and bad. But, unless you give them a try you don't know. This is a nice local Mexican restaurant. Atmosphere was excellent. Lots of relaxing Mexican style wall decor to set the tone for any visit. We had excellent service. Our three dinners were outstanding.... More 

Thank tony n
Cincinnati, OH
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

As my husband underwent surgery at a nearby center, I decided to leave for lunch at a nearby restaurant. The edifice of El Ranchito was not very enticing, which should have been my first sign of what was to come. Upon sitting down, I was met by a personable wait person who brought a menu. I ordered a small maragarita.... More 

Thank wine_bunny
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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272 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Good not great. Beautiful decor, but my seat was broken. Chips were fresh but salsa tasted like tomato sauce-definitely the mildest I've ever eaten. Servings were large. Just bland.

Thank Fadipadi
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The food was good but not great. The salsa is ok. The red sauce is pretty good. The rellano was not my favorite. The decor is really cute. The service was excellent. They were friendly, we were seated quickly and they were very attentive. Wish the food was great we would eat there more often.

Thank TwotimesMommy
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Not flavorful. Very bland food. Couldn't taste the tequila in the margarita. Server was very nice. Filthy menu. Cute decor.

Thank Srlock12345
Level Contributor
84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We have just recently started dining here. The Chips and Salsa are absolutely Delicious! The service is great and so is the food. There is a huge selection on the menu and we've really liked everything. The only thing we don't care for is they don't cook the tomatoes when they do things Fajita style, they chop the tomatoes on... More 

Thank PD C
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Authentic Mexican food, family owned, friendly service We end up here at least twice a month and are always happy with meals. Very reasonable pricing.

Thank joyousdona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 5 Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230-2355
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-233-9200

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