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El Ranchito

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8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
+1 360-354-8388
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lakebay, Washington
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248 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fast6 service. Basic Mexican food. Had the tacos. Servers are friendly. Prices are reasonable. Food is reasonable. Easy to get a table and service.

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times in the past. Now that we are returning to the area, we took the grandkids there. Not many people eating at 7 on a Monday night. I tried a chili releno for the first time and really liked it. And it is the best and most inexpensive Cadillac Margarita around!!!

Thank sharont666
Lynden, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and efficient service. Wide selection of food and beverage to suit all ages. The decor transports you to a region in Mexico that reflects the humble beginnings of the staff.

Thank hkyh1963
Lynden, Washington
Level Contributor
172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This restaurant offers reasonable prices and tasty, if somewhat standard, Mexican food. The corn chips are warmed and both a pico de gallo and a sauce are provided. The food tastes freshly cooked and the portions are large enough to satisfy most people. The staff is friendly.

Thank Lynden-Tom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I decided to take my mom and sister out to dinner, and I had never been to this restaurant before, and we were pleasantly surprised by how good out meals were. The chips and salsa were homemade and delicious. We all ordered something different from the menu and we all agreed before leaving that it was really good food and... More 

Thank Amanda R
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We have been there a few times and were more than happy with food and service. Give it a try you will agree

Thank weinner2007
Abbotsford, Canada
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a great Mexican family run restaurant. The food is Awesome. good sized portions, just like being in Mexico :-)

Thank Ken W
Lynden, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The food was just ok, the guacamole was brown and way past the serving date. What was most disturbing was all the dirt on the ceiling vents, the dirt on the booths, the dirty carpet. Cleanliness should be #1 when serving the public. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

Thank jwlldsgnr
Lynden, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We've done take-out here a bunch of times...I wouldn't be shocked if grandma is in the back cooking...slow simmered ol'school goodness...large portions...fairly priced...quick and easy for us

Thank seeker3675
Lynden, Washington
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

family operated, true blue food, good service... just like home cooking.. great for family, friends, business

Thank gregory R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8138 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9421
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lynden
  • Phone Number: +1 360-354-8388

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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?