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El Ranchito Family Mexican Restaurant #1

352 Griffin Ave.
Enumclaw, WA
(360) 825-8511

El Ranchito Family Restaurant is a long time Enumclaw Mexican restaurant, and there are two branches within blocks of each other. I do not think the two restaurants are created equal, though, with Restaurant #1 seeming to serve the type of food that would be more appealing to those who appreciate authentic Mexican food. I would not really call it authentic, though, but rather a general style of Americanized Mexican food (with lighter sauces than the chile con carne and heavy cheese sauces used in Tex-Mex food).

Two things I liked about El Ranchito were the reasonable prices and the fact that it stayed open all day if I wanted a mid-afternoon meal. Some of the meals have been fairly spicy (after I requested them this way), and I have been fairly pleased with the food. All of the meals have had good flavor and enjoyable cheese.

On my last visit to Enumclaw I went into (but did not eat in) the newest Mexican restaurant in town, El Camino. From the menu El Camino looked like it was by far the most authentic Mexican restaurant in town. Of the remaining Mexican restaurants in town, though (and I have tried all three of them), I thought El Ranchito #1 was by far the best.



Cuisine: Mexican
Cost: $$
Smoking: No Smoking

Chile Index:

Most Recent Visit
Sep. 30, 2000

Number of Visits: 5

Health Dept. Report
King County