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El Rancho

5900 W. Vernor Hwy. (Cavalry St.)
Detroit, MI 48209
Cuisine: Mexican
This Mexican eatery re-creates the owners' favorite tastes of their hometown of San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
Openings: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily


El Rancho Restaurant Review:

Authenticity is the hallmark of this Mexican spot, and the aroma of chilies, lime, onions and tomatoes fills its interior. The menu includes familiar tortilla specialties, from botanas and nachos to tacos and enchiladas, but you’ll also find more interesting dishes like calabacitas con carne de puerco (pork stew made with tomatillos and zucchini); beef tripe soup; and caldo de pescado, which is brimming with potatoes, cauliflower and catfish. We suggest the chiles rellenos --- dark poblano peppers stuffed with meat or cheese and offset by ranchero sauce. The full-service bar provides made-to-order margaritas, a variety of Mexican and American beers and house-made sangría, as well as a non-alcoholic option: tropical fruit smoothies. The fare transcends the unpretentious setting --- a sturdy brick structure awash in colorful murals of Mexican country scenes.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.