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“Pleasantly Surprised!!”
Review of Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho
Ranked #61 of 3,816 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Austin
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Tex-Mex in Austin....ugh Ok. Boy was I wrong, it's fresh, hot and tasty! I like to try the bold and the unusual and that's what I was treated to. It's a great family owned and operated restaurant that we will put into our lineup! For me it starts as I walk in the door, the smells and the looks had me interested from jump but I still wasn't sold. Nathan was just another addition to good times and great food. He was just great all around, wasn't pushy, was full of answers when asked, made good suggestions because we asked, and was just all around great server. The Food and Matts knock out Martini whoa... I hope you have a sober ride home! We ordered a pound of beef fajitas and they didn't let us down. The dish was flavorful, sizzling, and the meat was tender and juicy. The tortillas were the perfect size and freshly made. We had a great meal at a good price for what we got. I need at least 3 more visits with the same quality of food and service before I will give it a 5 star rating.....

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Matt's is the best place for family, drinks and food. Whether you're looking for happy hour or a large family gathering, the staff is ready to serve and are always so friendly and helpful. Also, they have great chorizo!!

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you Danielle for the great review!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good Mexican food. Love the excellent queso. The best part, you never have to wait for a table, the place is so huge. If you never been, you should add this restaurant to your list of places to try.

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

So happy you enjoyed the Queso....but have you had the BOB ARMSTRONG DIP? Thanks for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had one day with Austin friends and this is were they took us for lunch. No wait for sitting outside by the garden. The fresh squeezed limeade was yummy. The Asadero Tacos was recommend by our friends. It was very different with the melted cheese a homemade corn tortillas. Very large portions. A bit pricey with cheese dip, alcoholic drinks and entrees. No lunch menu on weekends.

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Thank Kay Y
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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks Kay,
Did you know we serve Brunch on the weekends? Glad you enjoyed your Tacos!

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

All around good mexican food. Excellent queso, tacos and enchiladas. Wide selection of traditional mexican, tex-mex and southwestern dishes.

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Paul C, General Manager at Matt's El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017
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Thanks Trekker!

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