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El Rancho

) #11 of 46 Restaurants in Pinetop-Lakeside ££ - £££ Mexican,
1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
+1 928-367-4557
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
££ - £££
1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I expected more! The food was decent and arrived hot to the table but, the service was slow. It wasn't that busy in the dining room but, the refills for drinks and chips & salsa took longer than expected. Shredded beef tacos, chimichangas, cheese enchiladas...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a whim. Menu said rated top Mexican food in the White Mountains for 17 years running. TripAdvisor does not rate them tops and neither do I. They are just average at best. But it is very clean. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. The host that seated us was very nice. The lady that brought us our drinks was very nice, and a waiter took our order and served our food. The food is not exceptional, just okay. The waiter never returned to the...More

Thank spencerj586
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Excellent ceviche and margaritas. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a large open dining room. Great spot for a late lunch

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This restaurant has been around for years. They have the best red chili on the mountain; it could compete anywhere. The tacos are good, and so are the margaritas. We've also tried their fry bread, and it was excellent. The bar needs a bit of...More

Thank JinxHE
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Arizona is so hit or miss for Mexican food (weirdly) but we lucked out at El Rancho. Everyone was satisfied with their food and the salsa was great! I will go back for sure this summer on my way through town.

Thank drodro81301
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had dinner here on a Saturday night, in late January 2017. The restaurant was already moderately full at 5pm when we arrived, but we were seated quickly and our waitress came right away to take the drink order. She was very helpful and even...More

Thank Victor S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The entertainment is excellent on Saturday and Monday night. The serving staff is friendly and helpful and the food is great. If you have a Birthday or Anniversary it will be celebrated in style. They have a room if you have a big party! They...More

Thank Bonsai04
Reviewed 13 December 2016

the service is as close to family as you are going to see.the food is always hot when served, and the atmosphere is friendly. I like the service is top notched. I can't of one thing I don't like about Elrancho.

Thank John M
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were visiting and our friend (a local for the last 25 years) suggested this for dinner. We were NOT disappointed!! The Salas's & chips were good, our entree's exception and the service was GREAT!! We would recommend this to ANYONE traveling in this area!!

Thank Gjabsama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935-7094
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 928-367-4557
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