El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

$ $
21 Sturgis Corner Dr
Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 338-4324



  • One of my favorite Mexican places in IC- cheap & good. I'm partial to their soggy tostadas.
  • Wow! 99 cent margarita special on a Tuesday!
  • The queso dip is OFF the hinges!!
  • The corn and pork tacos
  • Lunch buffet was very very good ... Well worth the $7.99!
  • Guac and queso were good.
  • Super delicious Mexican food! Wednesday 99 cent tacos!
  • I go here every time I come back home. LOVE their bean dip!
  • Choripollo all damn day.... yummers
  • This place was very disappointing. Not only was there only fans and windows on a day with the temp reaching 100, but the beef soft shell tacos were horrible. The meat is soggy, no flavor, and bad.
  • If your looking to break out of the box, try the Rolled Steak Quesadilla. Its amazing.
  • Try the pork!
  • Come for lunch and get the special #2 on Tuesdays when its on special.

Nearby places

1720 Waterfront Dr
919 Highway 1 W