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103 Baldridge Ln Suite #301, Salem, IL, United States, Illinois
4303 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL, United States, Illinois
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About El Rancherito

The Ranch" has been around for some time now. With Mount Vernon location opening in 1995 and Salem in 2009. Both establishments have proven to strive throughout the years with their excellent customer service and an immaculate quality in food and drinks. Each location is locally and family owned - we are proud to be a part of these communities that we have seen grow with each year that passes and have been lucky to grow with them!
We offer a large, delicious variety of food and drinks. Try our own popular dish, Molcajete or Fajabo - FREE chips and salsa with every order! Don't forget dessert, how about some churros or a fried cheesecake? Guaranteed satisfactory and quick service, always!
Joining us for dine in, in Mount Vernon? Have a savory margarita at our cantina or on our patio. Private meeting room also available for parties. Both locations offer daily lunch, dinner and drink specials. There is always new menu items to check out as well. We also offer family meals and catering - call for pricing.
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Built on Culture and Tradition

The first Mexican restaurant in Mt Vernon and what an honor it has been! It all started here in this little, old house in Jalisco, Mexico. Wishes were made, dreams were sought after and here we are today. We enjoy talking about our history and how we got to where we are now.
The hard work and dedication behind our family business is impressive but it is all for YOU - the wonderful customers that keep us going. Muchas gracias everyone for the your continued patronage throughout the years!




"This place deserves 5 stars. The drinks, amazing and big, the food smells and taste delicious and the service is fast/ friendly. The serving size is worth the money. The whole meal was good enough to make you dance. Lobster nachos were bomb. The silverware was clean and the atmosphere was pleasant. I love the hand painted scenes all around. This place would bring a tear to Gordon Ramsey’s eye."


"Great Mexican food! I love this place. Always great food and service."

Mount Vernon


"At the recommendation of a friend, we stopped here for lunch. After walking in, we recognized its split into part restaurant and part sports bar. Each section has its own area so make sure if you have a preference you request that before they seat you at your table. The place is decked out to make you feel like you are at a resort in Mexico. The menu is huge so you'll be able to find something for everyone which can also be overwhelming. They also bring a bowl of warm chips and salsa to snack on while you wait for your food. Be mindful when you order food as the plates are huge! While I failed to get a pic of their frozen margarita, I highly recommend it. It's so good, it's dangerous, especially on a hot day! Would definitely visit here again if were ever in the area."


"This Mexican Restaurant is seriously the best, we have tried many Mexican restaurants across the country and are always glad to get back home. They have absolutely nailed their salsa recipe, so good! My favorite is the Jumbo Chipotle Burrito and my husband's favorite is the molcajete bowl. They have strawberry lemonade that is delicious as well. The staff are always friendly, and attentive, The building and grounds are well taken care of, and clean. All around great choice for eating out!"