I live in the north subs of Detroit and when it's time for me and my girls to decompress we head to El Rancho's. Authentic mexican food made by authentic mexican people! How can you not love that?? They don't blow you away with ambiance but when you're with great company who cares?? It is fun to notice that most, if not all the paintings on the wall are of the BACKS of people. We find that amusing. We make the 1/2 hour/45 minute drive to El Ranchos instead of Xochimilco's or any other of the beaten path places for many reasons: 1). The food is better 2). We never have to wait in line or wait to get good service...even on a weekend night! & 3). It's simple mexican and NOT overpriced!! Menu: If you have never had flour tacos (they are FRIED!) then it could be argued that you haven't lived. These things are the CRACK of mexican food. Don't bother with the chicken or the bean flour tacos, just go for the ground beef. El Ranchos also has the best darn refried beans I've ever tasted. Nice and sweet. I could do without the rice but my BFF Rose raves about it. Sadly, I've never made it there for breakfast but the breakfast menu looks YUMMY!! Also, I am sorry to hear about the 1 star review because of the price thing. A situation like that has to be frustrating, but I have frequented El Ranchos for at least the past 10 years and have never had a problem like this. Jen in Troy
WHAT HAS HAPPEN??!!This has been my favorite Mexican eatery for 30 yrs when the plant was open!Sadly in the last 5 yrs or so it is Changing & the quality of the food is declining & Carry-Out management when it comes to errors & burned entrees has been terrible for a Long time! The Salsa has Changed & it was So Good & its Watery & bland! WHAT CHIMICHANGA? They are so small now! The Pork Sandwich had a Very subtle "ODD" taste when our party visited in May,we've ordered them many times but 2 of us couldn't eat ours!! The nachos changed last fall & they've skimped & the taste is no longer there! Our guest had Tacos & it was embarrassing after I saw what they gave her, you would have thought it could NEVER be AUTHENTIC, it was dry, very lil meat, no sauce, absolutely NO TASTE, not Warm, 3 lil diced tomatoes, the plate was bare & unAppetizing! Would have got better at Taco Bell. You expect more authenticity from this institution, Armando HAD such a Good reputation & food! We were frequent patrons, Mothers Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo & any time the urge hit "often"! Sorry No more. Every1 gave it thumbs-down.
Great food, not tex mex, authentic soups and dinners, no bar but great cocktails nun the less. Fajitas are real and tasty, shrimp squires are tasty and always cooked perfect. When we go there is about 80% locals that frequent the place so you know you are in the right place. I've been to all the mexican joints in the area and this is by far our favorite.Service can be iffy (we ask for the same waiter when we go) but the food makes up for it.
The food is off the hook, been there many times with a friend, who turned my on to the place, I can't stop going there. The food is great and the service is to you will get adiccicted to the little mexican hole in the wall, once you go you will not stop, they will have to role you out lol lol I give it three thumbs up up up , roddydee, detriot Mich.......I'm goin now the prices are good too.
I tried their reuben yesterday, and made it a deluxe. That gave me a pretty large sandwich, one of the best I've had. Also had lots of french fries and a cup of their bean soup. Wow, what a great meal!! :)Then I went back today for a club sandwich. It's a monster!! :D Not to mention great tasting too. :)Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
This Family Has Worked Hard To Get Where They Are And It Shows In The Food And Service. I Have Frequented All Three Locations Over Many Years And Have Never Been Disappointed With Anything. Fair Prices And Good Food , Well , It Just Don't Get No Better Than This ! Keep Up The Good Work ! “So Say We All” -Gods Speed-
Saw an article in the newspaper about this place, so we decided to try it. Paper gave them a "3" rating. After a lunch meal, we thought that was about right. Our favorite Mexican restaurant is in Placentia, CA and it is far better! Don't know if we will be back. Service and prices were OK, and the food was average.
THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. ESPECIALLY THE FLAMING FAJITA. YOU CAN GET WITH EITHER CHICKEN OR STRIP STEAK, TOMATOES,ONION, PEPPERS, AND TOPPLED WITH CHEESE. THE BEST PART IS WHEN THEY SET IT ON FIRE!!!!! THE BEST THING IS ITS AFFORDABLE AND YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH OTHERS BECAUSE ITS SO BIG. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
We had team members for work in from out of town. Brought them here for dinner. Everyone had a great time. Atmosphere was nice, food was great, wait staff was prompt and courteous (took team photos for us!). We would definitely go back again.
I bet their mity good...i luv nachos with a smile...yummy to my tum tum tummy las vegas style...i tried the rest..but mexicans always taste the best...from east to west..lol