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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

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2160 Anderson Rd, Suite 180, Petoskey, MI 49770-8385
+1 231-487-1022
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant seems very clean, unique decor, especially the chairs! The food was amazing! Went for lunch (give yourself some time, it's not fast food) and the prices were quite reasonable for the amount of food. I'll definitely make a point to stop and eat there the next time I'm in Petoskey.

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Thank Jim D
Midland, Michigan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a good place for a margarita and some queso and we found this place. Great drinks and good food.

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Thank ATXMID
De Tour Village, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. We were greeted immediately, server was very pleasant and did a good job. Salsa was tasty and chips were crispy and had, a nice flavor, not greasy. I ordered the Burrito with chicken, shrimp and beef, it was terrific. My husband had a cross between a quesadilla and faquita, with pork in... More 

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Thank CynthiaB923
Petoskey, Michigan
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I ordered a lunch specia (burrito, rice, & beans), and my husband ordered a special of the day (steak fahitas). Both meals were tasty, and the price was affordable. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was a cheerful Mexican theme.

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Thank Tammy F
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night. Three couples for dinner. Only waited a few minutes for a table. We all had frozen margaritas, chip and salsa to start. We all ordered entrees, the food came out rather quickly for how busy they were. No complaints on any of the food, large portions, all the ladies took home a doggie... More 

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Thank TAMMY G
Petoskey, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Food is very authentic. We have had both take out and dine in. We will not go back for dine in. Poor service. Food is very authentic and very good though, so we just do takeout instead. Try the burrito loco, it is steak and chicken, my favorite!

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Thank darin p
PETOSKEY
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217 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Went to El Ranchero last night-it used to be our go to spot for a nice meal. I was appalled!!! It was not busy but we were seated in a back dark corner and the server was sighing when she seated us. Should have been my first warning. We got drinks quickly, that was the only nice thing. Ordered our... More 

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Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
No Name Key, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I don't know why I'm writing this review?? Their English is very poor and they (El Ranchero employees/owner) probably won't understand it anyway, but here it goes. We were visiting our daughter who lives in Petoskey. Craving Mexican food we gave this establishment a try. Ugh! Vanessa was our server or should I say the person that came to our... More 

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Thank 9064ever
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The management simply do not care. Food has gone from ok to bland nasty. Service has gone from ok to forgotten and do not care. Ordered the same thing as I have every time for years and no sauce last time asked for lots this time. No sauce. But I did get a rubberband in my salsa. Will not go... More 

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Thank Phil G
East Jordan, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch there and it was awful! I gave them a second chance because I have always liked this restaurant. .. sorry I did. Terrible! Will not try again!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Anderson Rd, Suite 180, Petoskey, MI 49770-8385
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-487-1022

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