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Taqueria El Ranchero

#321 of 4,150 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Vitacura
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
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Avenida Vitacura 6489, Santiago 7650457, Chile
(562) 2193106
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13:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 13:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 23:30
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UK
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148 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place seemed miles from our hotel (but Santiago is a large city and taxis are great value). We fancied Mexican and that's what we got, in bucket loads. The food is OK and the service friendly. An English menu didn't prevent the order getting mixed up, but we didn't have the heart to send the food back as English... More 

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Thank Wellpastit
Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times for lunch, and it's just always good. Nothing extraordinary, just very enjoyable Mexican food in a nice place. Great for families. Portions are normal, prices very reasonable. You need to come on time (or make a reservation) because it's usually full.

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Thank Wouter S
Talca, Chile
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

In my experience on a Friday night... Poor selection of salsas, tasteless, poorly cooked and executed tacos. Even if Santiago has no true Mexican restaurant, this is the worst I have tried. bottom line.... Mexican inspired food. Not very good.

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Thank Cesar F
Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming since 2000, maybe even before that. They have great food and drinks, nice atmosphere, and amazing service. For some occasions there's even a mariachi.

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Thank Lilith A
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Closest you will get to Mexico, this far south. The Tacos al carbon are definitely the best item on the menu. Wash it down with a cold margarita and you are ready for the Mariachi.

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Thank Nathan Y
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is my place in Chile for my mexican fix. The only drawback is location... too far away from my home

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Thank Priscilla M
Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

As a group, we've been coming here for years. The food is very good, and so are the drinks. Also the service is great; some times you do have to wait to be seated but it's worth it.

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Thank Lilith A
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I tried all mexican restaurant in Santiago, this is the best.. is actually very good. Is expensive compared to the same kind of Restaurants you can find in Mexico. But there is no other option, So if you crave tacos, go here, considering the competition is much worst. Totopos from a bag, probably Doritos.. over price doritos, that was bad.

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Thank Leo M
Santiago, Chile
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Food is great and service has improved a lot in the last months. The only minus point is the pre-mixed margarita. All in all very good place to have fun. If you get there too soon there might be too many families with kids.

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Thank Dexxxtro
West Des Moines, Iowa
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This place is family-friendly and perfectly fits the bill when we are craving Mexican. Everyone can find something they like on the menu. Reasonable prices. Get the spiciest sauce you think you can tolerate and then go about five steps spicier, as their sauces don't have a lot of kick.

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Thank rlkmett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Vitacura 6489, Santiago 7650457, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Vitacura
  • Neighbourhood: Vitacura
  • Phone Number: (562) 2193106

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