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El Ranchito

4.7
188 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Live Music (7)
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In 1983, after the success of La Calle Doce, Oscar and Laura Sanchez wanted to open another restaurant but they didn’t want to duplicate their previous success nor did they want to open just another Tex-Mex restaurant. Oscar wanted something that wasn’t found in Dallas, something that reminded him of home. Since both Oscar and Laura are from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in Northern Mexico, they decided to open a restaurant that specialized in Comida Norteño (northern food) and Tex-Mex featuring dishes such as cabrito, mollejas, and asado de puerco. Today El Ranchito is known for it’s authentic Mexican food, freshly made tortillas and festive atmosphere where mariachis play daily. These elements – the food, the music and the friendly staff – have helped El Ranchito achieve it’s ultimate goal of creating an atmosphere where the customer feels as if they are back home in Monterrey.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(214) 946-4238
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Llewelyn
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Entertainment
Live Mariachis everyday from 7:30 to close.
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Special events & promotions
Elvis will be in the building August 17th and 24th. Join us for our semi-annual Elvis impersonator contest.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
value
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I would give this restaurant 10 stars!!!! We celebrated our parents birthday Saturday (January 21st) we were able to reserve online which is a plus, and when we arrived they made room for 15 people and it wasn’t over crowded like they knew how to handle this big crowd. From the food to the drinks and how kid friendly the place was oh god even the mariachi was the bomb!!!!! Had the kids dancing which is rare! This place is our new get together leaving Ranitas which is up the street, I already told my friends about this place I’ve snapped this place it’s a live party and really fun environment we didn’t want to leave. Got there at 7pm didn’t leave till almost 10:30pm. Best place in dallas it’s a must to stop by. Thanks again for making an already special day even more better

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The cheese sauce was a bit disappointing. Every thing was great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was delicious and we had excellent service but we ask for sangria and they brought us non-alcoholic sangria and didn't know about alcohol sangria

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vipJimL (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Our party of 8 had a terrific time. The food was excellent, our server (Rosa) was very nice and the ambience (including the mariachi band) was fun. We were celebrating our son's birthday and the restaurant was very accommodating to let us bring our own cake. Rosa brought it out and lit the candles, etc. The dinner menu had lots of great options. I had the specialty goat tacos and they were terrific. The corn tortillas were especially good too!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant ever! Ambiance, food and margaritas are the best!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and the food was outstanding! Celebrated a 21st birthday and everyone had a blast.

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Patricia (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Our group loved this palace... Love the food and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service. Thank you for making my mom's day truly special.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great! Service was good. It's very family oriented and great to get together and enjoy atmosphere/ambiance.
We were seated right away which was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We always come here to celebrate birthday dinners beyond amazing friends family as well as our kid have so much fun here

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Very AUTHENTIC, the food was amazing and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We drove 45 minutes to give it a try and it WAS WORTH IT!!!!! MOLE, TRIPAS AND MOJELAS😀😀😀

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Rene was our waiter and he provided excellent service. we had a table of 10 yet everything was great! we had a perfect time !

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious cabrito and very festive atmosphere. Fun place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion with family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Just for fun!!! Awesome food. Awesome service!!

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