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El Ranchito

Mexican, Southwestern
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2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
+1 352-341-0707
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Out showing homes to a client and stopped in for lunch...service was quick, which was exactly what we needed...their food is just so, so for a standard Mexican joint...nothing to write home about...but it works when you are in a hurry!

Thank Ernestine B
Inverness, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We eat at this restaurant all the time. I have been eating at this restaurant for about 10 years. The food is delicious, the service is fast and friendly. I have only ever had one complaint at the restaurant that my food was cold, and they made it right. Although out of about 150 times or more that's pretty good.... More 

Thank Smiles4Mile5
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We didn't try the food. Server gave us drinks and forgot we were there. Several other tables arrived. He took orders and cleaned tables while we waited. We left money on the table for the stale Pepsi and left. We are new to the area and love Mexican food.

Thank lml795
Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like "Mexican Food" this one will be sure to please. DEl Ranchito has the pretty standard menu... descriptions of the different foods types served e.g. a buritto is...a fajita is..., combination menu, specialties, lunch menu, vegetarian, etc....Always friendly and fast service. Don't listen to the 1 and 2 star reviewers who try to set themselves up as some... More 

Thank nazghoul2000
Port Elgin, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here every fall when we come to Florida. Portions are large service is fast and the homemade salsa is delicious.

Thank Karen D
Jackson, Mississippi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good food and service. Prices are reasonable. I had a taco salad and I recommend it. The place was super busy and took a little while for food but was worth the wait. Servers not very good at English but we managed fine.

Thank msintoblue
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We eat here at least once a month. Great food and welcoming atmosphere. Fresh chips and salsa served right away with refills just a request away. Very attentive to your needs but if you need something they missed, just ask them. Very nice staff and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Thank Seth B
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We wandered across this restaurant in the strip mall adjacent to the Cinemas. It was recommended by a friend and I thank them! Good portions, great service and delicious.

Thank FLAKay
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238 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I refused to eat there for some time but friends insisted. The food has improved significantly!! The flavor has returned!! Service has always been decent. Pricing is very fair.

Thank Pamela M
Brooksville, Florida
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314 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I work in the same shopping center and El Ranchito offers a welcome change from fast food chain restaurants for me to get something to eat on break. Does the trick for satisfying my cravings for Mexican. I am able to get in and out within an hour and have a satisfying meal. The service is pleasant and pricing fair.... More 

Thank AnitaS484

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2645 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34450
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +1 352-341-0707
I'm not sure if this is affiliated with the El Ranchito in Crystal River. It could be a local chain, but I couldn't find a corporate web site.

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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?