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Rancho Viejo

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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16 Cherokee Crossing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
+1 828-497-0343
11:00 - 21:00
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Rome, Georgia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little worried to visit this place because of some comments about their service. However, our server was friendly and nice and other servers seemed nice too. Food was good for its price, but not fantastic.

Thank mamecol
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family loved it. The chicken is fantastic. I wasn't too fond of the beans, but the kids loved them.

Thank westonwyse
Aiken, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was a Friday evening and although the restaurant was fairly crowded we were seated promptly. Wait staff did a great job serving our table of four adults and five children. Everyone ordered something different and all meals were delivered with two minutes of each other. I personally had the Chili Verde and it was excellent. Will definitely return next... More 

Thank Rileysride
Fuquay Varina, NC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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29 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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10 reviews
6 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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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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 Crossing Ste 5, US441 South of US19, Cherokee, NC 28789-6133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  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?