El Ranchito

El Ranchito in Oak Cliff/South Dallas

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610 West Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

corner of Jefferson & Llewellyn
Business Hours
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Monday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Tuesday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Wednesday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Thursday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Friday 11:00AM – 11:30PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 11:30PM
Kitchen Hours
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Monday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Tuesday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Wednesday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Thursday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Friday 11:00AM – 11:30PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 11:30PM

All the Details

  • 214-946-4238
  • Free Wifi
  • Serves Alcohol
Venture into this Oak Cliff institution specializing in the foods of northern Mexico at dinnertime only if you’re up for a rollicking good time: The mariachis are loud. Skip the margaritas (the giant drinks taste more like commercial mix than tequila) in favor of a dark, nutty Santos beer on tap. A botana platter is a nice way to warm up for the main event: cabrito al horno — grilled baby goat served family-style, with charro beans, rice and more. Wrap some of the savory meat in a good handmade corn tortilla, add a dab of guacamole and a drizzle of “salsa cabrito” (a medium-hot cooked red salsa), and happiness follows. Another norteño dish, asado de puerco, tender chunks of pork in ancho chile sauce, is very good, too. Or if you’re up for spicy seafood, try the camarones enchipotlados: plump shrimp in a fiery chipotle sauce. For dessert, El Ranchito’s thick, rich flan is uncommonly good.Leslie Brenner/Guide

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