El Rancherito

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103 Baldridge Road # 301, Salem, IL, USA
(618) 548-1499

El Rancherito Salem Reviews

ahtibat17 ahtibat17
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Best Mexican Around! Apr 08, 2011
El Rancherito is simply the best Mexican restaurant around. It is located in a strip mall on the west edge of Salem (from I-57: turn west, at Baldridge Lane/Walmart, turn right and it's on the left). It's always busy, but hardly a wait to be seated. Chips and salsa are served immediately, even before your drink order is taken. They have a large menu, you can't go wrong with anything. My favorite is the chicken soft taco. One is enough: it is absolutely stuffed with shredded, marinated chicken with lettuce and cheese. Sometimes I get this with the 'express lunch special' that also comes with rice and refried beans. I can also highly recommend the fajitas. And the nachos fajitas. Delicious! This is the best Mexican food around!

Although your order is placed quickly, and the food served soon after, sometimes it can be awhile before the bill comes. Just signal the waiter or go up to the counter. Neither is a problem.

There are daily specials, whether food or drink. For example: Wednesdays are buy 1 margarita, get the second for a penny.
El Rancherito
chicken soft taco
chips and salsa
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