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“Disappointed at the pricing increases.”

Rancheros Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 102 Restaurants in Magnolia
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Houston
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Disappointed at the pricing increases.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We had not been here for a while and decided to stop by before they moved to their new facility. Now we know why they are moving. Their prices had increased a lot so they have more money to finance the new place.
The food was about the same as usual. I had spinach enchiladas which were good. The men shared the fajitas for two. We were surprised that the guacamole and pico given were very small. We initially thought the place was for one but found out it was for two. Hardly enough!
The sauce that comes with the chips was very watery. They could use a jar sauce and be better.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, fantastic service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We're Yankees from Pennsylvania, and when we attended the wedding of one of our Houston-based neices in early October 2013, we (I) was determined to have at least one meal of authentic Mexican food. (The stuff they serve at Taco Bell is a complete fraud, and I knew it!)

Well...the bride's father and mother took the family to Rancheros for dinner. They live in the Woodlands, and it was a short drive. This is one of their favorite places, and Jon ordered for the table.

I know we had the queso flameado (melted Monterey cheese mixed with sausage and served with tortillas). There was also a delicious soup, which I can't find on the online menu. But the main course consisted of platters of fajitas ingredients. There were meats, and I know there were jumbo shrimp. Again, I'm not sure that this particular combination is on the regular menu.

Two key points: The food was fantastic. Served sizzling hot and well-seasoned. Second, the service was equally impressive. I think we had three servers working our long table. Dishes appeared and disappeared at exactly the right times.

This was my favorite meal during a wedding celebration of several days. Highly recommended!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Alfred G
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Texas
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average to boring TexMex food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Ok in a pinch, but this place is lackluster and needs to change up the menu and get someone to make the salsa for them as they are doing a poor job. I have noticed that their business has fallen off lately.

Visited August 2013
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Thank TexasToddness
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Conroe, Texas
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

We have TONS of Mexican restaurants in our area. This is one of our 3 favorites. Service is very fast, food is delicious, staff is great. Usually very crowded. Prices are very reasonable. Great margaritas!

Visited February 2013
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Thank susan p
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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good Tex-Mex (FM 2978 near 1488)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We dine hear occasionally when hungry for Tex-Mex. Very good food quality and service. The atmosphere is friendly but very informal too. Sometimes noisy and some remodeling would improve their business.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Stuart S
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