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“Good Tex-mex”
Review of Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho
Ranked #154 of 4,241 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Austin
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Typical food. A very popular local restaurant. Great, fast service after seated. Roaming musicians were great!!!

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for the review Rose!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Love the food and service. It's so good to eat here. The beverages are all great too. We had a party of ten and were place in a big room with other large parties. It was just too noisy for some of our group. We should have requested outdoor seating and waited. The bar staff works hard and provides great drinks and a large selection of Mexican beers. All the Tex Mex is just superb. It's a go to place for us to meet up with family.

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks William,
Glad you enjoyed your meal.
We do get super busy and loud.
Next time ask for the ‘North’ dining room. It’s not as noisy in that room.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Approaching 70 years in business, Matt’s El Rancho must be doing something right. This is not authentic Mexican food; it’s Austin, Texas-style Tex-Mex (there’s a difference and it’s a delicious one). The enchiladas and tacos are my favorite. The chips and salsa alone are worth the trip down South Lamar.

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

It’s great to hear your comments! Thanks for being a loyal customer.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

had a recent late lunch at Matt's, with family. Wonderful Tex-Mex cuisine, in a sheltered outdoor patio setting. For the faint of heart, be cautioned, the salsa that is served is "zesty". Chips, freshly fried. guac was outstanding as was the special house dip for chips. All of your favorites are available in abundant quantities. Their special tacos are fantastic. We will definitely go again.

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for the Awesome review!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

To start off we had their fantastic Queso con carne, Matt’ own recipe, really good, and for lunch we shared the Shrimps a la Matt!.. with 4 flautas, two with cheese and two with Beans.. everything was delicious!.. only thing missing is the best soft drink in the World, the Jarritos!!

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks Raymundo! It makes our day to hear everything was fantastic!!!

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