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General Info
We serve a wide variety of authentic Mexican cuisine plus Italian and American favorites. Enjoy breakfast served all day and night. We deliver 24/7 every day. Vegetarians are welcome. Dine in, Carry Out, Cocktails (Milwaukee Ave. only), Entertainment (Milwaukee Ave. only) and Catering.

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (773) 227-7646

Phone: (773) 227-7642

Fax: (773) 227-7647

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Northwest Side, Logan Square
Mexican Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurant Delivery Service, Pizza, Latin American Restaurants, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Delivery, Caterers, American, Mexican, Latin American, European, Continental, Mediterranean, Family Style, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, Seafood, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Price Range : Below Average

Good For Groups: Yes

Pets Allowed: Yes



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Latonia M.



THE BEST Hispanic Restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood! This is authentic Mexican food, plus they have a few other, non-ethnic choices on their menu. El Ranchito in Avondale is clean, cozy and family-oriented for eating in, and their delivery is very fast and dependable, always arrives hot and delicious. They are also open very late, for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery. They will make your food to order, just let them know what you want!

The staff speaks English and Spanish, and are very friendly and accomodating.

Compared to restaurants I've been to in neighboring Logan Square, Avondale's El Ranchito is more economical, better-quality, and friendlier than any Hispanic restaurant I've been to.

Dillez L.



I give this place five stars because their menu is ridiculously huge and full of surprises, not to mention the cheap prices. Oh yeah, and they deliver until 5AM on Saturday. Yeah. Five. I've only ever gotten deliveries, and I've never been disappointed with the speed. The food is piping hot when I get it, and I have a hard time not burning my mouth while inhaling it.

If you stay up late on the weekend and need any conceivable form of American fast food or tasty Mexican dishes, this is your place.

Bobbie D.



This place is great. Cheap, yet pretty tasty food with Great size portions. It is not always the top of the line kinda eats, but sooooo good and inexpensive. Great for morning after-lunch. Great for a late night drink. Great for an amusing mariachi band from time to time.

Eladiah P.



This place is awesome. This place is a pretty typical Mexican joint, but they have a huge selection: all the Mexican classics, breakfast, pizza/ american food, and they also have and Italian menu. They have ridiculous drink specials that are definitely worth it. On Thursdays they have margaritas for $1.50!!!! WHAT!!!?!? They are legit too. My go-to neighborhood spot.

Anna K.



I really love this restaurant. I have ordered from here so many times i can't even count. U guys food is so good. I just love it so much.

Daphne S.



This place was awesome! It is very rare that I order take out and NOTHING was forgotten or messed up. Im a picky eater and they impressed me! Its also a plus that they deliver late and have a lot on the menu to choose from.

Veda M.



I've never actually eaten in the restaurant. Instead, I've mainly used the delivery service which is excellent. They have always been extremely prompt, the delivery people have been polite, and the food has always been good. I will say the guacamole is a little inconsistent (great some days, less flavorful others) but that's just the sign of fresh food. The steak tacos are consistently awesome, and the refried beans are just like I used to get in northern Mexico. Excellent food, GREAT delivery hours, and good service make this a great deal and place to eat.


Love this place for delivery! Who would think a place that has Italian and Mexican would be so good and cheap!

Great tacos,fajitas, tamales, whole deep fried fish and menudo. Delivery menu is huge, but lots of great plate specials, ie mixed tacos etc. they wrap all condiments individually and with care.

Got a brochure on my fence , and so glad I gave hem a try!

Madelein C.



wow, I can't believe all of the negative neighbor and I cam across this restaurant on grub hub for delivery and couldn't believe how inexpensive they were.

After we ordered about half the menu, the food came in less than an hour and the bill was only $35!

I loved everything, except maybe the nachos. El Ranchito has been my go-to delivery ever since!

I'm craving it now:)



Provided by Citysearch - 
worst service ever

Didn't get the chance to order. Tried ordering online. Needed assistance so I called the resturant. Asked my name and address twice. Said she wasn't paying attention the first time. Asked my order twice. Then asked me what kind of meat I wanted when the item I was ordering was steak. I didn't order. Called complaint # on front of menu. Put on hold in the middle of my complaint, left to hold for 5 minutes before hanging up on me. Wow. Afterwards I looked them up online and read countless negative reviews. Don't believe the review before me. Research further, 2 more reviews on this website, both horrible and 1 on yelp, again horrible.



Provided by Citysearch - 
CAN YOU SAY, FOOD POISON??? dont feed you dog this crap!

Taqueria El Ranchito
2829 N. milwaukee

On wed. Apr 20, 2011 I ordered food from here,
It was our 3rd time ordering from them. Although we've had not-so-good
experiences from them in the past, it was nothing like this past one!
First of all, There is NEVER a manager/owner available (or they are lying thru their teeth).
We completed our cold meal and thought nothing of it, the food is sub-par for the price point.
Early the next morning, the both of us simultaneously had the worst case of diarrhea! I mean
it was no ordinary ""green apple splatters"", it was explosive, and not forgiving at all.
Thursday, we are both sick, vomiting, and diarrhea, the whole 9. I tried over the counter remedies,
but to no avail. I tried to contact the manager/ owner, the woman passes the phone to the same guy whom I
spoke with before. He tries to tell me it wasnt from his location. (yet the whole time was spent telling
me that he's not the one in charge) I informed him, that it had to be food from his location, because
we rarely share meals, due to my schedule. (school and work) He then just hung the phone up on me!
Fast forward to today, Sat. April 23rd 2011. I'm feeling a lil better today, not wifey, she was diagnosed with
food poisoning (DUUUUUUUH). I tried to get in touch with the restaurant again, but Taqueria El Ranchito
does not care about sickening people with old, and under cooked food. I called the health dept. to investigate,
and I write this review to warn any and all that even thinks about going to 2829 n. Milwaukee!! Forget about it,



Provided by Citysearch - 
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

I went to this place for the first time and let me just say the best mexican food in town. There servings were huge, i couldnt even finish. Love this resturant, its become my favorite place to eat.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Really good

Quite frankly this is good mexican food. I don't write alot of reviews, but this place deserves it. Nothing special as far as decor but to often bad restaurants cover up the poor quality food with their ""bling"". If you want a good meal at a good price then check this place out. The margharitas are fantastic - not stingy with the tequila !!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I live right down the street from this joint. The only thing nice about it is the convenient location and the hours. Service is very slow, and when i eat there i feel as if the waitresses dont really listen to us very well. This afternoon i ordered a meat lovers skillet for pick up. When i came home to enjoy it, the bacon was disgusting and not fully cook,yet the sausage was burnt..and to make matters worse while i was chewing suddenly i realized there was somthing very hard and sharp in my mouth..i spit up a peice of sharp metal about the size of a staple, but even thicker. Im very disappointed and i do not plan on going back there anytime soon.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cheap & Delish!

Love this place. The food is gourmet and cheap. It's really casual and byob. I highly recommend!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Totally Disappointing

Slow service (and only in Spanish), even though the restaurant was virtually empty and 2 waitresses were seemingly ""assigned"" to our table. Don't try ordering a beer based on their beer display because they only carry certain ones - the one I settled on was not even in their display. My son wouldn't eat his fries -- no wonder, they tasted like a burrito. They wouldn't accept a gift certificate that I obtained from a prominent local radio station. I couldn't determine why they wouldn't accept it (because of the language barrier) but my point of contention was that it had no expiration date on it. They only give you a fork: My son had to stir his coffee with a fork and I had to butter my bread with one.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Possible new management?

My husband and I used to love this restaurant for its authentic food and long delivery hours. Recently they must have come under new management/ownership, because the food is now terrible, they charge extra for cheese and sour cream (even if you have a dish that's supposed to include these items), the service is bad, and they changed their hours, so you can no longer order so late. We were extremely disappointed in this change, and will no longer be ordering from El Ranchito.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't order from here

Don't order from here. We ordered online and after we waited an hour, we called. They claimed they didn't receive our order. After I complained, they suddenly had our order and claimed it was on its way. We waited 25 minutes (they told us it would be here in 5 to 10) and called back. We were first placed on hold and then told to wait another 5 to 10 minutes. The food never arrived.

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