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El Ranchito Taco Shop

78540 Highway 111 Ste A13, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2067
+1 760-564-0668
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jan 2018
“Great Mexican Food at a great price”
30 Jul 2017
“Tacos and Taquitos”
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Mexican, Latin
78540 Highway 111 Ste A13, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like the setting here in Old Town LQ. And the folks are usually nice. But, alas, the food is only ok. SHouldn't probably say this but the food and margaritas are far better just 200 feet down the road at Mendoza's. The atmosphere is...More

Thank lakester4
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We have dinner there at least 3 times a month if not more sometimes. Large servings of terrific food. Full bar and outside seating

Thank Rich G
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I came upon this place by accident, pulling into a shopping mall because I was hungry. Luckily, I found this little spot, You have to look for it, because it is very small and doesnt have much signage. I ordered a chile relleno burrito, which...More

Thank nancy p
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Craving "American" Style Mexican food. Chicken Tacos and Beef Taquitos were right on. Service was polite and food came quickly.

Thank Soup8
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is my "go to" spot for quick and delicious Mexican food if I'm out running around doing errands. They have something for everyone, and even offer a salsa bar to create your own "heat" for your meal. I love the shrimp cocktail served in...More

Thank SDPeterson
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The saving grace for this restaurant was the tacos. They were filled with a lot of meat and were acceptable. However, the chile rellenos was horrible. It was stuffed full with a tasteless white rubbery cheese and then topped with cheddar cheese. Really? The chicken...More

Thank 2004_Retirees
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Was always curious about this unassuming place as it always seems crowded. So, my wife and I went in one day for lunch and each ordered two crispy shredded beef tacos. They were incredible! Yes, for $2.49 each, you might think these tacos were a...More

Thank Emptynest1234
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times. Most often for take out. The food, service and prices are all good. Also, parking is easy as it is in a shopping center. Atmosphere, well it is just a little Mexican cafe. If you want that, go to...More

Thank AccidentalTourist52
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Being a long term local, I have frequented almost every taco shop from Palm Desert to Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs to Oasis. Although this one is the closest and most convenient it is also the most consistent. Great price, clean place, friendly service,...More

Thank Daryl F
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Great tacos at great prices. Whether you choose the shredded beef taco, chicken taco, carne asada, taco de papas, or carnitas, they offer a delicious taco. And the other items on the menu are equally as good

Thank bearecub
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78540 Highway 111 Ste A13, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2067
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-0668
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