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Rancho Grande Mexican

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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18914 FM 1488 Rd, Magnolia, TX 77355-8576
+1 281-356-1700
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

DH & I recently moved to the Magnolia area from Spring. Not too far, but far enough we needed to find a new Friday night Mexican & Margaritas. After several visits to other Mexican restaurants we have found it. Yes, it's a throwback to "older" type Mexican restaurants, but their salsa is delicious! Lots of cilantro and so fresh! I... More 

Thank sdatex
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming to Rancho Grande for their hearty tortilla soup. Makes for a warm and satisfying lunch on a chilly January day. Of course, chilly days are few here, but the tortilla soup is siempre buena!

Thank TxTrans
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Driving up to the place, it had a Pancho vibe, but definitely not Pancho food. The food was excellent. I always know if the salsa is good, usually the rest of the food is good. And it was excellent. I was a little throw off by the term "dirty, but I tried the dirty fajitas which were smothered in queso... More 

Thank Kortney R
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Generic menu. Decent food. Nice atmosphere with giant margaritas. It's a very convenient restaurant to Magnolia.

Thank shawnda58
Accra, Ghana
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing new meal. Stuffed avocado - chicken in a avocado wrapped with cheese and deep fried. Great margaritas and traditional food

Thank DxVxD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, but the service lacked a lot. When you're supposed to get free refills on the sodas you expect to get more than one. I think they forgot about us even being there Haven't been back and won't go back.

Thank Donna C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you like Tex-Mex then this place is pretty good; however if your like me and like more authentic Mexican food then you are gonna be disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This restaurant is just wonderful! This was our first time there and we finally found the best Mexican food in or near Magnolia! The shrimp ceviche was out of this world. Fresh ingredients and tasted wonderful. I am already craving that again. I had cheese enchiladas and a tamale all covered in green sauce (you have to ask for the... More 

Thank Solosailorgirl
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853 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great restaurant and great friendly staff, we have tried most of the mexicans around the area and by far this exceeds our expectations. Great margaritas and drinks, fresh tortillas and steak cooked to perfection. recommended.

Thank bryanmantezoni
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Service is always excellent whatever time we visit, which is usually at least once a week. Food is consistent and a bargain. The avocado salad is to die for. We gave friends from out of town just for this! Margaritas hit the spot, especially the sangria margarita.

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18914 FM 1488 Rd, Magnolia, TX 77355-8576
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Magnolia
  • Phone Number: +1 281-356-1700

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