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El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
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El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
+1 505-863-9311
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New Mexico
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for dinner, servings were large, well presented and tasty. We ended up splitting the dinners as we didn't want to take leftovers back to our room. Waitress was pleasant and had no problem with the shared meals. Pecan pie with ice cream was a tasty dessert.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This wasn't a planned stop during a trip across Route 66, but the signs along the way enticed a quick detour. The sign was cool, but we didn't stick around for the food, choosing instead to venture into Gallup.

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Beijing, China
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambiance in the hotel in general and pretty good food. The fajitas in particular. Margarita's are usually good and its a fun place to wander around in.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have traveled by road from the Chicgo Suburbs to Scottsdale AZ every February for over 30 years. We stay in Gallup NM every Feb 14th. Our traditional Valentine Dinner is always at El Rancho . We look forward to an authentic Southwest meal. It gets better every year.

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Thank cubbies2015
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. It's a historic landmark hotel and restaurant dating back to the 1930s. My wife had a low carb burger plate and I had a chicken burrito. Both were very good with excellent service. If you are in the area give it a try.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had a business breakfast here. The food was Ok. There was nothing extraordinary about it. There is a selection of local food: blue corn mush and green chili dishes. I was not particularly impressed with the taste of the food or the service. However, the hotel lobby is full of history and is worth visiting. Swing by the gift... More 

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Thank Ines S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a tourist stop in Gallup. They have a neat lobby. They will allow you to see inside the rooms before deciding to stay. The rooms are cute, but very small and expensive. There's an ok bar/restaurant attached, but it's spendy. There is also a room with very expensive gifts and jewelry within the hotel. Upstairs in the... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended... I went to their website and reviewed the menu which was definitely southwestern... something we would have found at a Mexican restaurant ... when we were seated and looked the menu it was entirely different,,when I questioned the server she said she didn't know what was talking about... we were able to find something on... More 

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Clayton, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped in after a long day of driving. The staff was very attentive and quick to serve us. A bit pricey compared to Mexican restaurants in California. Premises are old, authentic and worth looking around the lobby and traditional gift shop. Overall I would stop there again, if in the area.

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Bunch, Oklahoma
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch on the way out to Arizona just before Christmas. We both had Mexican dishes and really enjoyed them. They had Christmas music playing, but the place must have excellent acoustics as it was still quiet, though in a crowded room. The Christmas tree in the lobby of the hotel was majestic. The only two problems... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-9311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?