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El Rancho Grande

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
+1 269-469-9600
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It seems that people either love this place or hate it. Not many in-betweens. We loved it. My husband and I were there on a Saturday around 4pm. It was not quite dinner time so the atmosphere was very chill. Traditional Mexican music played(not live) and set a great ambiance. Our waitress was very attentive, and food and drinks came... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is all pre made or packaged I have had better Mexican food at a fast food Tex mex restaurant, I wouldn't come back here again.

Thank bvp5
Cleveland, OH
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The service here is fast. In this case, it is not a good thing. We had the feeling that everything was made ahead and just sitting in a steamer. This was the worst Mexican dinner we've ever had, down to the tasteless rice and beans. We would never return here.

Thank wanderlust44122
Munster, Indiana
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bad food bad service, on top of that they got our orders wrong and did not compensate in any way. Do not waste time or money go down the street if you want authentic Mexican food, wont mention there name here but all the locals will tell you. A little Carrie out on south side of street about 3 or... More 

Thank George S
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

It's been awhile since we ate here because of a poor previous experience. Once we finally were seated it took quite awhile before a server came and got a drink order. We had decided that we were all going to order as soon as the server came. We tried to order- no luck. The server wouldn't take our dinner order.... More 

Thank Lovethevacation
Orland Park, Illinois
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Restaurant staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was in a wheelchair and the staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. We were visiting with a large family group of 9, ages 3-60, and they nicely accommodated our group on the back porch. The screened in porch was very pleasant, and worked well with our group.... More 

Thank mdtravelers78
Union Pier, Michigan
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our family gathers here from time to time for an authentic mexican meal and margaritas. The menu is varied and will something for everyone. Their margaritas are good--and I'm picky! The wait staff is super friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about their menu. The prices are just fine for the amount of well-made, authentic food you receive.

Thank Kelly B
Noblesville, Indiana
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stopped in for a snack and margarita. The chicken nachos were very good and our server was friendly; however, the banana margarita tasted nothing like banana....at all.

Thank AEM74
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

In the mood for Mexican while nearby on a recent Saturday. We were seated quickly and chips and salsa arrived at the table promptly. Chips were fresh but not warm which would have been better, but that didn't stop us eating them. Our waitress Sandy was at the table for drink orders and she was very friendly. No complaints. One... More 

Thank Michele T
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to visit this restaurant and I must say I was terribly disappointed. The one positive is that the chips are fried and house and are very good, but the salsa is less than mediocre. My husband ordered nachos and he received a very small plate of less than standard nachos with very few toppings on them.... More 

Thank coolteachergirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-9600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?