What People Are Saying

Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 26:
El Ranchito

Dallas Observer

El Ranchito is one of those rare restaurants that straddles multiple cuisines and ends up doing it well.
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Restaurant Review: El Ranchito

Dallas Observer

This delicious taste of northern Mexico doesn't disappoint.
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Your 2013 Dallas Restaurants Bucket List

Dallas Observer

Ask any Dallasite what they crave after an extended period away, and they'll tell you it's Tex-Mex. El Ranchito in Oak Cliff does a good job of folding enchiladas and fajitas into a menu filled with authentic Mexican food, and if you have your own favorite you should visit it too.
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The Nine Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Dallas

Dallas Observer

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Best Tex-Mex - 2012

Dallas Observer

…this place serves up all the classics you expect when dining at a Tex-Mex restaurant, with lots of other dishes waiting to tempt you out of your comfort zone.
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Dallas’ Best Cheap Eats

Southern Living

Chef Tim Byres shares his favorite spots for the city's bargain eats.
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Meet the Familial Staff at El Ranchito

The Feast - June 2011

After nearly three decades of hard work, El Ranchito and La Calle Doce owner Laura Sanchez finally gets the recognition she deserves. Last week, Latina Style named her Entrepreneur of the Year.
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El Ranchito Shows Off Monterrey Cuisine in Dallas

D Magazine - May, 2011

For 28 years El Ranchito has been one of Oak Cliff’s most popular Mexican restaurants. Owners Oscar and Laura Sanchez have had success with their two locations of La Calle Doce but, at El Ranchito, they want showcase the food of their native region of Monterrey. This week they invited the press in to sample the menu. I seized on the opportunity.
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Best Restaurants

D Magazine - April, 2006


Best Mexican Restaurant

Dallas Observer - “Best of Dallas 2005”

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Best Place to Hear Mariachis - 2006

Dallas Observer

...The fervent strumming of guitars, voices raised in perfect harmony, the sound of twin trumpets ringing off the tile...
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Best Neighborhood Restaurant

D Magazine - May 2005


Real Southern Home-Style Cooking

Dallas Observer - September 25, 2003

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Best Neighborhood Restaurant

D Magazine - 2002