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El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
+1 281-471-7461
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (13 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (2 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
04:00 - 21:00All hours
££ - £££
308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten years ago I reviewed El Ranchero which I declared was my fav little place for good 'ol Tex Mex. Still is, although several others in Houston's Bay Area are narrowing the gap as I write this. If you're looking for basic (nothing fancy) Mexican...More

Thank sandydavis
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This was a very bad experience. Dirty rest rooms. Dirty old restaurant. Food over cooked. What else could be wrong. And on top of that the service was not good. Major Dan will never be back.

Thank 173rdtheherdfoun2016
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Was looking for a local place for lunch a saw the El Ranchero sign while driving thru LaPorte. We were seated immediately by the friendly staff. Being on diets, we tried to order lighter fare. My wife had the summer special and I had the...More

Thank HoopFL
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Best place in town for breakfast. Chilaquiles is my favorite. If you're not from LP you might be a little caught off guard. The inside isn't very fancy but don't let that stop you from enjoying the great food.

Thank bperes
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is an old run down mexican food place right on Main in downtown La Porte. The seats/booths are old and cracked, and the place is in desperate need of a makeover.

Thank Revkev93
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, great atmosphere, and GREAT food. Since I am Hispanic I KNOW what good Mexican food is and this is great food. Will always keep coming back. Also GREAT prices!

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have eaten here for years at all times of the day. Never had a bad meal. The service is always good or better and prices are reasonable.

Thank DeepWater8
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Given the number of excellent Tex-Mex places in the area, this one just doesn't stand out. The food and service were fine, but not to the same level as other Tex-Mex in the area.

Thank LaPorteWillie
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I live nearby this restaurant & have only been a couple of times in 4 yrs. That was only when someone else was making the decision. It is kinda blah! Lots of T.V.'s. Service is fair. Food is alright, Nothing to write home about, for...More

Thank B3915NMdonnas
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for years in same building with same owner. It's authentic Mexican food at its best. Awesome breakfast burritos and tacos. Clean place and excellent customer service

Thank Billy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: +1 281-471-7461
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