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EL Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

445 NE 1st Ter, Crystal River, FL 34429-4250
+1 352-795-5251
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“burrito” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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445 NE 1st Ter, Crystal River, FL 34429-4250
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had an absolute great dinner here last night!! Friendly clean restaurant with great food. The food was served within minutes after we placed our order! It was hot, cooked to perfection, and made fresh. Very impressive!! We will be back.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meals were good but the chips and salsa were really good. Servers were very slow. Not as good as it use to be.

Thank Florence J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Mexican food addicts having traveled to Mexico over 30 times. The food here was okay but nothing special at all. Service was slow and the one waiter seemed very busy.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The best part of this meal was the adorable waitress who was new. This is not a place to get wine which we understood as it was super cheap. My chicken enchadala was super dry and all dark meat. Beans were boring and so was...More

Thank Babs0707
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Terrible service, bad food, gross inside. There were only two other tables in the place, food was delivered and we never saw our server again until we waved her down for the check. Never asked if the food was ok or if we needed more...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here this evening and our dining experience was wonderful! We were greeted by friendly staff, the restaurant was very clean, the dining tables was clean and neat, and the waiter was very attentive and helpful. The menu was explanatory...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I eat a lot of Mexican style food. El Ranchito is middle of the road. My wife's rice was cold. My chicken enchilada was average at best. The salsa was good with lots taste. Maybe it was an off night, but I will try other...More

Thank CrestviewEER
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Every Mexican dish if fresh and delicious. Fast and friendly service. Cold Mexican beers and great margaritas.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here every time we visit crystal river. The food is consistently good. Tonight we had group of six people and among the orders were: the mexican steak dinner, green enchiladas, burrito, tacos and stuffed peppers. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Service was...More

Thank chrissy-eit
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I arrived for lunch at El Ranchito about 1:00 pm on a weekday. I sat myself and a wait person took my drink order right away and brought chips and salsa to my booth. I found the salsa tasty, not too spicy and not to...More

Thank bentprop
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Melissa H
10 October 2016|
Response from Isabelle D | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if it closed up since it seemed to be doing very well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 NE 1st Ter, Crystal River, FL 34429-4250
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5251
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