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El Ranchito Taco Shop

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78540 Highway 111 Ste A13, La Quinta, CA 92253-2067
+1 760-564-0668
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08:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:30
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Sacramento, CA
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

The saving grace for this restaurant was the tacos. They were filled with a lot of meat and were acceptable. However, the chile rellenos was horrible. It was stuffed full with a tasteless white rubbery cheese and then topped with cheddar cheese. Really? The chicken enchilada had tasteless shredded chicken inside and that was all. The cheese enchilada had very... More 

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Danville, California
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Was always curious about this unassuming place as it always seems crowded. So, my wife and I went in one day for lunch and each ordered two crispy shredded beef tacos. They were incredible! Yes, for $2.49 each, you might think these tacos were a little pricey. However, they were fairly large tacos and two tacos each was more than... More 

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San Rafael, CA
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times. Most often for take out. The food, service and prices are all good. Also, parking is easy as it is in a shopping center. Atmosphere, well it is just a little Mexican cafe. If you want that, go to their place near downtown La Quinta and eat out on the patio on a warm... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Being a long term local, I have frequented almost every taco shop from Palm Desert to Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs to Oasis. Although this one is the closest and most convenient it is also the most consistent. Great price, clean place, friendly service, always hot and flavorful. Ask for the Habernero salsa (by request only) for that extra... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Great tacos at great prices. Whether you choose the shredded beef taco, chicken taco, carne asada, taco de papas, or carnitas, they offer a delicious taco. And the other items on the menu are equally as good

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Thank bearecub
La Quinta, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

This is our Sunday night date night spot whenever possible. I like that I can get tacos on a steamed corn tortilla, avoiding deep fried greasiness. We've been going here for YEARS!

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Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

You can't get food this good for the value..anywhere!!! The freshest mexican food around. Beats Las Q hand down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:30
Monday
08:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:30
Thursday
08:30 - 21:30
Friday
08:30 - 21:30
Saturday
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78540 Highway 111 Ste A13, La Quinta, CA 92253-2067
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-0668

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