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Authentic Mexican food in
Petoskey, Michigan!

2160 Anderson Rd. ~ Suite 180
Petoskey, MI

Sunday 11a-9p    Monday~Thursday 11a-10p    Friday & Saturday 11a to 10:30p

Welcome to El Ranchero


El Ranchero serves up authentic Mexican food in Petoskey, MI and has a very festive environment for celebrations as well as a family friendly environment for all ages.

Great tasting, authentic Mexican food can be hard to find, espeically around Northern Michigan, but when it comes to authentic Mexican food, the Owners, Chefs, and staff are passionate about not just the food, but providing a truly authentic Mexican experience.

In fact, authentic Mexican food is such a passion for the chefs, they say “we will not make or serve anything that we would not eat or make for ourselves!”

You can also enjoy your favorite drink, margarita. domestic beer, and Mexican cerveza along with your authentic Mexican food!

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Steak & Cheese Burrito

Strips of tender skirt steak rolled up, topped with cheese and sauce, and served with tomatillo sauce and a side of rice.

Burrito Chipolte

Grilled bacon and steak onion with beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese sauce, and a touch of our chipotle sauce

Hot & Spicy Burrito

Flour tortilla filled with chicken, beef, beans, and rice then covered with beef tips, salsa ranchera, cheese, and sour cream.

Enchiladas Rancheras

A big plate of enchiladas – one cheese, one beef, and one bean – all topped with shredded cheese and red sauce. Served with a salad, guacamole, sour cream, and your choice of rice or beans

Fajita Nachos (Appetizer)

Get your meal off to a sizzling start! A colorful plate of peppers, onions, and tomatoes atop a pile of crispy tortilla chips and topped with plenty of cheese. Available with Beef, Chicken, or Shrimp.

Tacos de carne asada

Three skirt steak tacos with corn or flour tortillas served with pico de gallo and tomatillo sauce.


El Ranchero is my favorite place in Petoskey! Great, authentic Mexican food! Fabulous margaritas! Wait staff is super friendly and the service is very fast Can’t say enough good things about this place…LOVE !!

~ Shelly Crouch

What a great experience!! Our host was spot on and the food was terrific! Quick to the table, great flavor, and good value. Thanks, El Ranchero!

~ Andrew Denoyer

We love it here!!! We try to eat here at least once a month. The staff is great, food is amazing, and the new easy to read menu tops it off. Oh yeah, great prices! I hear the Margarita is good as well. Thanks for the great family hospitality!!

~ Valerie Loranger

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2160 Anderson Rd. ~ Suite 180
Petoskey, MI 49770

Contact Info

p: (231) 487-1022

Hours of Operation

Sunday 11a-9p
Monday~Thursday 11a-10p
Friday & Saturday 11a-10:30p