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El Rancho Restaurant

££ - £££Mexican,
101 S Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130-6043
+1 575-359-0098
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“red chili” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
££ - £££
101 S Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130-6043
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in at lunch on the first Tuesday of the month. Plenty of pickup trucks and a room full of cowboys in the back. Knew it had to be a gathering place and have great food. Stuffed sopillas, tacos, beans all...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Ate here for breakfast. The buffet was outstanding. One of the very best omelets I have ever had. I do not like omelets cooked on high heat which causes them to become scorched and taste burned. I shared my request with the cook and it...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I usually eat on a budget so its seldom that I eat here , even though it has been frequent enough. Wonderful service , the food is great. They do well with large crowds as well .

Thank Bianca N
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent in every way! Enchiladas were best I have had. Great service. Reasonable prices. A must stop if you are in Portales.

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent chile rellenos! Worthy of my NM roots. Excellent wait staff. Chips crispy, sopapillas light and fluffy, nothing greasy. If I'm ever here again, it will definitely be a place I eat at.

Thank QuestaGirl
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Our waitress, Rosie, is bar far the best waitress in the Clovis/Portales area. She goes above and beyond to get you served quickly and makes sure the order is correct. Other servers are ok, but I understand most of them are family members and really...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Server appeared not happy to be there and we were a bother and tv dinners have more flavor. The chips and salsa were decent. We might try again, but only because there are always so many cars there that we must have gone on a...More

Thank Roy R
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Everyone loved the meals. Great chips and Salas. Love the guacamole! Service is so great. Sopapillas come at the end of the meal. It's a nice close to a tasty meal. The American food was as good as the Mexican food.

Thank Carolyn V
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The food here has always been extremely good however, recently, the way certain dishes have been prepared in the past have changed & not for the better. The chicken burritos tasted fishy. Weird, right? Their red sauce, which used to be so great now smells...More

Thank F4471IIdavidg
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here with friends and we ordered a variety. Mine was daily special of a Stuffed Sopaipilla. Beans and rice had very little flavor. Other choices included a Supreme Taco Salad - the shell was way overdone and greasy; Hamburger was average; Chile Relleno was...More

Thank ChefJ_11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130-6043
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Portales
  • Phone Number: +1 575-359-0098
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