El Rancho Mexican Restaurant

★★★★☆

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After reading all of the bad reviews, I started to wonder if we all dined at the same place! And then I got to thinking, people who take the time to go online and write reviews these days are unfortunately mostly the unhappy customers. So

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★★★★★

After reading all of the bad reviews, I started to wonder if we all dined at the same place! And then I got to thinking, people who take the time to go online and write reviews these days are unfortunately mostly the unhappy customers. So

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I have eaten lunch and dinner at this family owned Mexican Grille and Bar. This family owned restaurant is not a chain. Its' name is similar to others in town but this is their only location (17754 Katy Freeway, Houston,77084). I love the

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I have eaten lunch and dinner at this family owned Mexican Grille and Bar. This family owned restaurant is not a chain. Its' name is similar to others in town but this is their only location (17754 Katy Freeway, Houston,77084). I love the

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Unfortunately, we didn't try the margaritas, so I can't deny those claims, but the food was definitely NOT overpriced, as some other reviews say. The fajitas for 2 were plenty of food for 3, and I eat more than my fair share. The complementary salsa and green sauce had the most flavor of any salsa or green sauce I've ever tried. I never have left a review for a restaurant before, but after eating here, I couldn't not leave a review. Delicious.

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Unfortunately, we didn't try the margaritas, so I can't deny those claims, but the food was definitely NOT overpriced, as some other reviews say. The fajitas for 2 were plenty of food for 3, and I eat more than my fair share. The complementary salsa and green sauce had the most flavor of any salsa or green sauce I've ever tried. I never have left a review for a restaurant before, but after eating here, I couldn't not leave a review. Delicious.

Pros: Food and service, all great

Cons: Too much food makes for no room for dessert

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We went to sample El Rancho on Fry Road last night for an appetizer, before inviting friends over the next night. The decor is nice, but with full windows to the parking lot, the atmosphere is that of a diner. The house margarita is void of all color, lime taste, or hint of tequela. Worst in Katy, TX. The Queso Flameado appetizer charges extra $1 for every ingredient. Served in a nice size bowl, but with only 3 tortillas. Ask for more tortillas, and there is another $1.50 charge. La Finca, El Jarrito, Los Cucos, La Vida Loca, & Victors all offer better Margaritas and Queso Flameado.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to sample El Rancho on Fry Road last night for an appetizer, before inviting friends over the next night. The decor is nice, but with full windows to the parking lot, the atmosphere is that of a diner. The house margarita is void of all color, lime taste, or hint of tequela. Worst in Katy, TX. The Queso Flameado appetizer charges extra $1 for every ingredient. Served in a nice size bowl, but with only 3 tortillas. Ask for more tortillas, and there is another $1.50 charge. La Finca, El Jarrito, Los Cucos, La Vida Loca, & Victors all offer better Margaritas and Queso Flameado.

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My family and I decided to try your new location on New Year's Eve, big mistake. We were seated immediately, which was surprising to me, the place was packed. We ordered margaritas and nachos. The margaritas were a big disappointment. They tasted like the ones you can buy at Sam's, the bucket ones. They were horrible. We were going to let that slide and just order tea and dinner. After looking over the menu and seeing the overpriced food, we decided to leave. They will need to do something to eliminate the noise level too. It was extremely loud and with the high ceilings and loud kids screaming, it was terrible. Also, we were seated in the middle next to a corner and the whole time there was a waiter standing over my daughter's shoulder. Very uncomfortable and annoying. We will not be going back and will continue to do our business at Ruthies, which was closed that night and that is why we tried El Rancho in the first place!

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★☆☆☆☆

My family and I decided to try your new location on New Year's Eve, big mistake. We were seated immediately, which was surprising to me, the place was packed. We ordered margaritas and nachos. The margaritas were a big disappointment. They tasted like the ones you can buy at Sam's, the bucket ones. They were horrible. We were going to let that slide and just order tea and dinner. After looking over the menu and seeing the overpriced food, we decided to leave. They will need to do something to eliminate the noise level too. It was extremely loud and with the high ceilings and loud kids screaming, it was terrible. Also, we were seated in the middle next to a corner and the whole time there was a waiter standing over my daughter's shoulder. Very uncomfortable and annoying. We will not be going back and will continue to do our business at Ruthies, which was closed that night and that is why we tried El Rancho in the first place!

Pros: nice decor

Cons: margaritas were horrible, overpriced

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Just tried the new Cinco location! The food and service are really terrific, glad to finally have some decent Mexican food in Cinco Ranch!

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Just tried the new Cinco location! The food and service are really terrific, glad to finally have some decent Mexican food in Cinco Ranch!

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The food and the service at this little hole in the wall is exceptional. I was introduced to the restaurant a couple of months ago by a friend that lives in Katy. I was not expecting the high quality food or the prompt and attentive service. It's not the best atmosphere but what it lacks in decor it makes up for with food and service.
The margaritas are too good.....

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The food and the service at this little hole in the wall is exceptional. I was introduced to the restaurant a couple of months ago by a friend that lives in Katy. I was not expecting the high quality food or the prompt and attentive service. It's not the best atmosphere but what it lacks in decor it makes up for with food and service.
The margaritas are too good.....

Pros: Great Food and Service

Cons: Could use interior design. No outside dining area

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My entire family and I absolutely love this restaurant! It is a wonderful place for large group parties,, we have done that many times! The service is second to none, the entire staff including the owner know all the patrons by name, and are so attentive. Our favorite staff member, Morris, always knows exactly what we want...and will even make excellent suggestions ..., based on what we like...and we end up creating entirely new dishes! The food is out of this world...and we even travel to New York with gallons of their salsa..in fact our friends there won't even let us get off the plane - unless we bring it--LOL. If you have never been to El Rancho- you are missing out on the best Mexican Restaurant in the World!!

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My entire family and I absolutely love this restaurant! It is a wonderful place for large group parties,, we have done that many times! The service is second to none, the entire staff including the owner know all the patrons by name, and are so attentive. Our favorite staff member, Morris, always knows exactly what we want...and will even make excellent suggestions ..., based on what we like...and we end up creating entirely new dishes! The food is out of this world...and we even travel to New York with gallons of their salsa..in fact our friends there won't even let us get off the plane - unless we bring it--LOL. If you have never been to El Rancho- you are missing out on the best Mexican Restaurant in the World!!

Pros: The Best Food, The Best Service, Outstanding Margaritas

Cons: The only con is that they are not open 24 hours--LOL

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My wife and I are fanatics for great Mexican food and after wading through the many average so so places we feel this is the best Mexican resturaunt our home town of Katy has to offer. the food and service are second to none.

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★★★★★

My wife and I are fanatics for great Mexican food and after wading through the many average so so places we feel this is the best Mexican resturaunt our home town of Katy has to offer. the food and service are second to none.

Pros: great food and service, great margaritas

Cons: could use some redecorating

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After moving to Katy from Houston, we have been trying to find a Mexican Restaurant comparable to our favorite place in Houston...this has been our quest since October 2006, so needless to say, we have tried many places, several times.
Upon entering the establishment, we received warm welcomes from not only the hostess, but 3 waitstaff and the manager. The service was outstanding, the margaritas are superb and the food was delicious. Although neither of us ordered beef fajitas, we were given a free sample...words can not express the wonderful taste and texture of the beef fajitas.
We noticed that many of the customers are regulars; the waitstaff knows them by name. They now know our names and will see us in there weekly, if not more!
We are so pleased to have stumbled upon the best Mexican Restaurant in Katy, not to mention Houston!

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★★★★★

After moving to Katy from Houston, we have been trying to find a Mexican Restaurant comparable to our favorite place in Houston...this has been our quest since October 2006, so needless to say, we have tried many places, several times.
Upon entering the establishment, we received warm welcomes from not only the hostess, but 3 waitstaff and the manager. The service was outstanding, the margaritas are superb and the food was delicious. Although neither of us ordered beef fajitas, we were given a free sample...words can not express the wonderful taste and texture of the beef fajitas.
We noticed that many of the customers are regulars; the waitstaff knows them by name. They now know our names and will see us in there weekly, if not more!
We are so pleased to have stumbled upon the best Mexican Restaurant in Katy, not to mention Houston!

Pros: Excelent fajitas, friendly, attentive service, nice locale

Cons: none

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Just wanted to let you know about a restaurant in Katy that my wife and I go to every Friday evening. It is El Rancho on the corner of Fry Road and Saums Road. Absolutely the best in service and food of any place we have ever eaten. Fajita's and other menu items are delicious . The owner and staff are some of the nicest people we've ever met in the business. The owners take time always to greet the guests during the meals and the wait staff are terrific in making sure you are happy with your meal. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want to have a great Mexican dinner.

Sincerely,
Steve Galus

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★★★★★

Just wanted to let you know about a restaurant in Katy that my wife and I go to every Friday evening. It is El Rancho on the corner of Fry Road and Saums Road. Absolutely the best in service and food of any place we have ever eaten. Fajita's and other menu items are delicious . The owner and staff are some of the nicest people we've ever met in the business. The owners take time always to greet the guests during the meals and the wait staff are terrific in making sure you are happy with your meal. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want to have a great Mexican dinner.

Sincerely,
Steve Galus

Pros: Friendly, Attentive Service, Excellent food

Cons: None

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The title says it all - you have to try the fajitas! Especally the shrimp ones - they are to die for! This is a small family owned and operated restaurant that beats the chains any day! Very casual and laid back atmosphere with wonderful food and service! Did I mention the fajitas??

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★★★★☆

The title says it all - you have to try the fajitas! Especally the shrimp ones - they are to die for! This is a small family owned and operated restaurant that beats the chains any day! Very casual and laid back atmosphere with wonderful food and service! Did I mention the fajitas??

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