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3809 Main St, East Chicago, IN 46312-2316
+1 219-397-6591
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Not good at all the food did not have a lot of taste. I would not recommend this place to eat. Everyone has their own taste in food give it a shot but I stand by my 1 ☆ review

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Thank Marcos O
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Great food, real mexican style. I love their tacos pork, with flour tortillas, rice and beans. They give you a cup of soup while yoiu are waiting for your food.

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Thank susie46312
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I found this on Tripadvisor and stopped for a quick lunch. Very nice and friendly staff. This is a basic Mexican restuarant with reasonable prices (cheap in comparison to where I am from). I had a deluxe Burrito and with shredded beef flling. The beef was VERY beef flavored, without much seasoning and a little too much juice. The lettuce,... More 

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Thank David H
South Bend, Indiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were traveling through East Chicago for a sporting event on a Friday evening and decided to give this restaurant a try. It was very clean inside, the host welcomed us when we walked in. We sat down and she brought us chips and salsa and maybe the other was salsa verde? I don't know, I did not try it.... More 

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Gary, Indiana
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

It had been a long time since I used to stop here regularly for lunch when I worked in East Chicago, but the food is still good, and the service is still friendly. For a reasonable price, you can get a substantial authentic Mexican meal that tastes great. This visit to El Ranchero was for a get together with former... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

El Ranchero is a little restaurant hidden in a little nook on Main Street. Their food is very good. They are very authentic. The servers are very friendly. The food is nice and hot and served quickly at your table. The prices are very reasonable. The place is small so I don't know about having special occasions there unless your... More 

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Thank PS880
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I am working in the East Chicago area and was looking for some good food besides the Buffet at one of the local casinos. This restaurant was recommended to me by one of the local workers. East Chicago is not known as a destination city by those outside the area but the food at the restaurant was good and served... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2010

This restaurant was closed for a while, but recently reopened. Basic Mexican food at great prices. A bit salty for me, but when I want Mexican and am in EC, it works.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 Main St, East Chicago, IN 46312-2316
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  East Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 219-397-6591

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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?