El Rancherito

$$ • Mexican

819 W Lincoln Ave, Charleston
(217) 345-5038


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Reviews for El Rancherito

I rarely give 5 star reviews but without a doubt this place has the best carnitas I've ever had. I've had them at just about every other Mexican restaurant I've ever been to and I've always thought they were great but they are all pretty much the same, along with everything else on their menus (especially in central Illinois). But this place stands out. It's not even close. The server was very friendly and attentive.

A lot of these area Mexican restaurants are so similar that they actually have the same menu and decor. Regards of that El Rancherito is a solid, reliable place to eat. The food is good, the service is very friendly and prompt. They do chicken really well here, so, if you are unsure what to get, go with anything that has chicken breast. I especially recommend the chori pollo.

The service was quick and the staff was friendly. I had the carnitas and they were flavorful and authentic. Portions are a good size too. The chips and salsa were fresh and really good as well. I will definitely be going back.

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Monday 11AM - 9PM
Tuesday 11AM - 9PM
Wednesday 11AM - 9PM
Thursday 11AM - 9PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 9PM