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El Ranchero

176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
+1 828-883-4000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“refried beans” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband and I went at the end of March in 2016 right after we got engaged! I am a big fan of Mexican food and El Ranchero was better than our places back home. We can't wait to go again, hopefully later this year...More

Thank Jennie M
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is THE place for authentic Mexican food. We received excellent food with great service. We got drinks to go with a box filled with what we couldn't finish at lunch time. Worth going through construction to eat here! :)

Thank 2travelinFoolz
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Service is usually friendly. Some of the food is good. Refried beans are so watered down and flavorless. ewe. Tables are not very clean.

Thank GypsyTrip11
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Is our 4th time here and we are from Florida, we'll come back again. Good food, Good value. One more good thing form lovely Brevard.

Thank LFD69
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife would eat Mexican everyday if given a choice. We lived Dallas for several years and sampled a lot that was very good. We have exceptional ones at home. Having said all that, this one was pretty good. The decor was more barbecue than...More

Thank Stanley W
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after a hours of hiking. I was attracted by the outdoor space I noticed from the road. Lots of Latino fare in this town! Service was very quick and server attentive. I had fajitas and my husband had the lunch special ....More

Thank thejourney101
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Parking can be tight here, so arrive early for lunch or dinner. Their beef fajitas are number one in the region. The chimi chonga with beef is alos a winner. Highly recommend.

Thank Channel70Productions
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed everything! The food was fresh and tasty! The service was excellent, wait staff were very friendly. We even liked the atmosphere.

Thank shirleys411
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Mexican restaurants abound in Brevard! After trying a couple of others, El Ranchero is the one to which we return. The staff is excellent and gives good, friendly service. The menu selection is large and generally well prepared. My only complaint is that if I...More

Thank FHF
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch and the staff was very quick.for everything even though it was my multiple people. Not the best Mexican food we have had but very good. The cho-queso dip was very good but a bit thin with good tasting chorizo. The...More

Thank Brian K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 N Caldwell St, Brevard, NC 28712-3336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-883-4000
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