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El Rancho Restaurant

) #16 of 52 Restaurants in Payson ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican,
200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
+1 928-474-3111
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“navajo taco” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
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Reviews (182)
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place! As luck would have it for us, it was Taco Tuesday! Very reasonably priced and most of the men (7 of them) ordered one of everything, as did my husband. With an enchilada, tostado, taco, beans and rice for him and...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and and I have stopped at El Rancho a few times over the last few years with positive experiences each time. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is always satisfying. My wife is fond of the shredded pork dishes. I...More

Thank dvpswe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and staff are great. Average plate of Mexican food. They do offer outdoor seating which is rare in Payson. Great bar environment.

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, service, portions and prices. This is a great place for Mexican food and is very consistent each time. The staff is very attentive, too. Will continue to go back time after time.

Thank Traveler1209
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on our trip home from Pine Top. Seated right away, friendly server and lots of menu choices. I had the combo plate with chili renenlo and green corn tamale, it was excellent. Would come back again.

Thank StevenA54
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This was our third visit to this restaurant, twice after hiking in Matazatzal Wilderness near Payson, this time after another backpacking trip further north. Goes without saying we were starved but El Rancho handled that quickly, inexpensively, generously, deliciously! They had a special on for...More

1  Thank CindyChoj
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Not the best I've ever eaten but not bad. Service was good; in fact, server came by way too many times to ask if we were okay. We were served very quickly and food was hot. Felt a little like cattle though. In and out...More

Thank GreelyGirl
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. Tasty, quick, and the staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend the fajita trio.

Thank katherine t
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Be sure to allow extra time if going on a Tuesday as it gets very busy but the food and prices are worth the wait. I also found that there is enough food in the kids portions to fill me up and as i am...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped in for a serious "quick bite" (had an appointment) Seated immediately (ya a tues) Chips and homemade salsa very good if you like chunky. Ask for the HOT sauce, very good too. Had the Pollo Fundido. Chick taste was VERY good and the sauce...More

Thank Bill85210
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Marilee M
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25 April 2015|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Sorry it took me awhile to answer your question. I am not affiliated with the restaurant. I only wrote a review. You will need to contact them directly for a complete menu. I can say... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-4811
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: +1 928-474-3111
  • E-mail
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