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Rancho Viejo

) #11 of 37 Restaurants in Cherokee ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican,
16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (16 reviews)
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16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've vacationed several times in the Cherokee area and always make it a point to eat at Rancho Viejo. It is an outstanding little Mexican restaurant! The food is great, portions are healthy, and the service is prompt. You know a place is legit when...More

Thank M312UIjohng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and clean environment. If you are in the mood for authentic Mexican food, they do not disappoint! Close to the casino.

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only Mexican food to pick from in Cherokee. They had a typical Mexican menu with above average prices. The chips and salsa are great. I ordered the Pollo Loco and it was enough for two people. They accidentally left off the cheese sauce. When...More

Thank 4ginad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to dinner here last night while visiting Cherokee. There are very few dining options outside of the casino, so we chose to eat here based on other's reviews, but that turned out to be a mistake. I ordered the fajitas vaquero and was...More

1  Thank Amberleigh P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With so few choices here in Cherokee to have dinner we tried here. Love it. Great service and food. Chips and Salsa were plentiful too.

Thank helchev
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch & enjoyed the food but especially the Fried Ice Cream. Extensive menu and service was great. Yum, delicious!!

Thank lchelsea
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you have a meal that you don't want to ever end. That sums up this place. The lunch cheese steak taco was absolutely delicious. Wonderful flavor and fresh. The salsa here is also really, really good. I would not hesitate to eat here again....More

Thank LucWise
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This restaurant is not what I would say has ambiance. It is very rough inside and looks quite old. It is in a strip mall. However, because of the ratings, we thought we would try it. Surprisingly, the food was a whole lot better than...More

1  Thank mamajwm
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This place has the best cheese dip I have eaten. The guacamole is fresh and the fajitas are really large and yummy

1  Thank LeeCoe72
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

While we went hiking the AT and visiting the Qualla Boundary, we stopped here for lunch. The food was very tasty and the staff was very helpful. Definitely worth stopping at.

1  Thank batmaninsc
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Nearby Attractions
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1.25 km away
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Linda M
8 August 2017|
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Response from M312UIjohng | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, Rancho did have a selection of dishes that were all vegetable to choose from. No one in our party was vegetarian so I can't comment on them from a quality standpoint.
Linda M
8 August 2017|
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Response from LucWise | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The food is delicious.
7 February 2017|
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Response from 965bennyw | Reviewed this property |
I did not ask,however the restaurant is close to the Casino!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-0343
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