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Rancho Viejo

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££ - £££
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16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fuquay Varina, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cherokee doesn't have many restaurants other than fast food. In addition, many places are closed for the off-season (fall and winter). We went to Rancho Viejo based on other reviews on Trip Advisor and we were so happy we did. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The prices were quite reasonable with generous portions. Quality was excellent. The pork,... More 

Thank wavcott
West Jordan, Utah
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some of the best Mexican style food I have ever tasted. Everyone in the group was very satisfied and loved their dish. I suggest the Chile Verde.

Thank Chad S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good and served large portions. They tout themselves as "authenetic Mexican food" and this is basically true. I had a lunnch special that was very reasonably priced. Would reccomend

Thank cjant99
Knoxville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome!! No alcohol here but sooooo worth the meal! We dined here for our anniversary dinner and loved it! If you love authentic Mexican food you've got to go here!

Thank FooDie_SN0B
Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went one day for dinner and came back the next day. Good food, good service, nice price! I'll repeat if I'm ever in Cherokee again.

Thank 250jm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and i ate here twice during a fall leaf viewing trip. Both dinners were during the week. The location is in a strip mall but the place is clean and the service was excellent. The menu has a larger selection than most typical tex mex locations and the food was very good. A reminder though for people not... More 

Thank Andrew P
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Cherokee doesn't have many great places to eat at... they all close early, are POORLY rated, or are chain/fast-food. This place was actually well rated, so we decided to check it out and although we were hesitant at first, we were pleased! Food hit the spot. Wish they had margaritas though... Staff was mostly friendly, except for one waitress who... More 

Thank cinematic6
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little Mexican restaurant in an unassuming strip-mall location. Wasn't sure about trying it from the outside, but inside it was very nice and clean and spacious. Great for groups or families with small kids. We were greeted and seated immediately upon arriving and everyone who worked there was very friendly. The bathrooms very very clean, they even had smelly... More 

Thank Victoria B
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in cherokee after long day of driving. Place was empty besides 4 police officers . Food was great service as well . The presentation was nice addition to a good meal.

Thank Joe S
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263 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here at the advice of the hotel staff. We frequent Mexican restaurants and were disappointed with this one. We felt it was average at best. Service was fine. Good chips and salsa were served while we waited for our meal. Meals were pretty bland. Prices were average.

Thank hoosierhiker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cherokee Xing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-0343

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