1457 E Mariposa Rd
Stockton, California 95205
Phone: (209) 467-1529
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM
El Rancho Inn is a great steak house. You want a steak you got three choices: New York Strip, Ribeye or Fillet Mingnion. You can order shrimp or lobster, too. Sides include baked potato and onion rings. My wife ordered the Bloody Mary and loved it. It is a no frills place, wear your jeans and shirt if you wish, but expect a great steak.
Went on the recommendation of my air bnb host. Ray, the owner, greeted me like I've been here before. Huge portions of perfect NY steak and lobster. Stuffed myself silly so didn't try dessert. This is a definite stop next time I'm in the area.
They didn't have what I wanted. But the nice waitress. Went and made up a salad w/ grill chicken it was good 👍 she kept checking on us to see if we're ok and so was the owner too. I wish I got the waitresses name I would have added on here too
Get to lunch on time! The parking lot fills up fast. When we got there people were standing outside talking (lots of smiles all around). We got our name added to the list and waited. In 15 minutes we were seated & had placed our order. I got a rib eye lunch steak w/salad & bread. Needless to say half that steak went home for a steak sandwich the next day. Oh yeah!!
If you want that 70's steak house feel this is it. The steak was good, atmosphere cool. Not "fine dinning" but I got full and at today's prices not bad
I use El Rancho as the benchmark for other steak houses and most fall far short! Recently I went to a 5 star steakhouse in Bend, Oregon and was wishing I was at El Rancho. True old school atmosphere and great service. Don’t come if you’re in a hurry. It is too popular to Rush. Steaks are always amazing.
Food was good. Service was good. It's pricey, meals start at $34 and up, in case it's your first time like it was ours. The only thing that I didn't like was that they seem to have on AC and it was humid and hot. We ended up leaving because I felt like I was going to faint and then started getting nauseas and got a headache from the heat.
Best lunch in Stockton. Waitresses are amazing! Food is excellent!! Flat irons steaks are bomb!!
Best steak house in San Joaquin/Stanislaus counties. Everything comes with the steak no al carte. You get salad, Genova bread, onion rings and fully loaded baked potato 🥔. Good drinks and great service also has a bar area and yes its in Stockton but located in a industrial area close to freeways.
I haven't had a steak dinner like this in years. This place is great. It's pricey but they fill you up. Amg the people that work there are take care of you. Whatever they can do for you they will try there best to make you happy. I would've liked to meet the person cooking the food and give them a salute for a job well done
Excellent service and delicious steak! The cut was juicy and tender, served with a generous portion of fries and cooked veggies. They serve quality meat! Definitely the go-to steakhouse in the Stockton area. I even had a great laugh when I read their sign walking in the front door
I told my friends about this place with my highest recommendations. I go their often. This recommendation is always successful. The the food there is yummy and the stuff is efficient and cooperative. always when we visit this place we have a cheerful evening. I warmly recommend this restaurant.
Great Steak, but it will it Break Your Bank? The Steak: Let's talk about the steak. Simple put, AMAZING! The steak came out very quickly, but I did get there around 4:30 or so. The size was pretty good. I would have to say it was around 12 oz, but give or take an oz. I ordered the filet. It was huge and cooked correctly, a perfect medium rare. The filet was red in the middle and juicy with every bite. The seasoning enhanced the already tasty filet. The Bank: Be prepared for old bank roll to take a hit. At around $45 it is steep price, but comparable with other steakhouses in Stockton. There is not options here. Baked potato, onions strings, and a salad. If you want steak cooked correctly and one that might be worth the price, give El Rancho a chance. 4 out 5 stars for the price.
This place is no doubt one of the tastiest place to eat in the neighborhood. Every time I come there I am very pleased. They preserve their very high standard service and the highest level of meals they offer. You are always happy with this restaurant. Very recommended.
Wow!!! You walk in, chose your steak and go find a table. The waitress brings you an veggie platter and bread and asks you what kind of salad dressing! After a lovely salad, she brings you the most beautiful platter with your steak, cooked perfectly, a baked potato and onion strings! No menu, the only choice you make is type of steak and salad dressing! I am in love
Excellent, food, staff, everything was great. Glad to see it open and continuing on after Covid 19.... Home cooked meal at its best.. Thank you, top 5 places to eat in Stockton
Was delicious, but missed my lobster tail. Steak was right on! Wish I had more shrimp but the dinner was filling, salad, bread. Service was awesome, clean as usual!
Nice atmosphere and super friendly service. The meals were crisp and delightful. Will absolutely recommend this spot to friends and family. Reasonable rates and large portions. Good job.
Today Was My First Time Eating Out In Stockton And I Totally Enjoyed It.
Great food, great service. Only outdoor seating as of right now with overhead cover. They had fans and misters to help keep it cool.
very nice outside patio was cozy with the outdoor heaters steaks where very tasty it's a little pricey but you do get your money's worth
I like this place! They give high class meals, their menu is varied, The chef in that spot is a real pro, I love very much trying all their dishes. The dishes are always of high class, the service towards the guests is helpful. I often eat in this restaurant and I was never discontended. I recommend it with no hesitation.
AMAZING!!!! Stopped in here with the wife and kids for dinner. Got some ribeye and the wife got lobster. I am BLOWN AWAY. Just a little pricey, but hey you get what you pay for!
The filet is fork tender. Everything was top quality and done to perfection.
Great food, Staff also The owner is a great guy & friend. We have been going there for over 40yrs.
Food is served very differently and are longer serving the shared relish tray; big bummer my favorite part of the meal. It's understandable I was bummed but I totally get it we all have to adjust to changes. We hadn't been to a restaurant since the pandemic for a sit down meal in house so it was nice being able to do so.
El Rancho uses only the highest quality ingredients including their beef, chicken, produce, and internationally-imported lobster. The bar has a very simple and enjoyable atmosphere. This little restaurant in Stockton, California is of Bay Area restaurant quality. Highly recommend visiting El Rancho!
If your looking for a little bit of down home hospitality combined with excellent service then you will love the recipes they are grilling up at El Rancho. Stockton California's best Steak/lobster.
Nice friendly staff and gregarious owner. Excellent splitting policy. They'll split your steak and give each of you full sides for a reasonable upcharge. Unfortunately, our steak was overcooked ( asked for medium, came out well) and tough. I don't feel it was as good quality beef as I've had there in the past.
The steak is extremely juicy and always cooked to perfection. El rancho inn knows how to do fine dining.
Great place Really good food and service, everyone was friendly and fun. Great place to hang out with friends.
Never been disappointed in over 25 years of trying. Great job Ray and crew!
The wait was long but well worth it. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were great. Dessert was even better. Not cheap but worth every dollar!!!!!
Ray's El Rancho is a true gem. We camin to enjoy some great rib eyes . They were perfect . The price was well represented by the value in flavor. Page took wonderful care of us, and Ray stopped by for some gOod conversation.
I just love this place. The food is constantly delicious. They pour a long-branch drink My preference is Tanqueray & Tonic.
Steak was phenomenal. A bit of a wait but, definitely worth it. Service was excellent. Very attentive. Highly recommend.
The food is excellent, waitresses are friendly and helpful. Ray, the owner is so welcoming he makes you feel like family. Make sure to make a reservation or done late.
We went out for Father's Day dinner, started late, could not get reservations anywhere.So we ordered at El Rancho to go when we got there,they had a table waiting for us. Britney and angel did an excellent job, love the restaurant thank you for making fathers day great!! Ribeye and lobster are to die for!!!
Absolutely 100% legit gastric experience. Everything was perfect. A very unexpected surprise for a 'side' of the road joint. The waitresses were very professional, knew there job and got it done with an efficiency the government could only drool over. The food (mine) was for sure hand done, no out of box here. This chef is bar none the best at what he does. The ambience at lunch was excellent, everybody happy. Real positive vibes. Will not only go out of my way to come again, but am sending friends.
Good energy, waiters were nice, gave us fresh bread and just the right temperature butter. Most places give you cold butter and cold bread. That wasn’t the case here. My salad was fresh and I ordered there country frida steak with mash potatoes 🔥🔥 5 STAR ALL THW WAY
I loved it. Great service, and the people who go their regularly are so amazing. It was a really fulfilling experience. And the food is BOMB!!!
Great food, good service and quick to get our food out. This is a fantastic lunch spot if you’re looking for a great meal for your lunch break
Laid back ambiance but definitely good food. We visited last week for dinner after a year of not coming and food is still the same quality. They let you sit down first now than before where you order before sitting. Big groups, families and kids were there and couple if couples on a date like us. The servers are very attentive and nice. Good experience every time and will comeback again.
This is the type of local restaurant by which you judge all other steak houses... and many fall short. El Rancho is true "old school" that puts its money into the food and service. Ambiance is lacking, no up-scale glitter, but the food is what brings you back, and back, and... We have never been disappointed. Each meal starts with a relish tray (old school!) warm fresh local Genoa bread, followed by soup or salad (go salad- you won't be disappointed) but leave room for steak, or chop or lobster. More than likely the owner -Ray- will stop by your table for a chat.
Incredible meal and service! Relish dish (when was the last time I had one of those served to me?), a big salad, fresh bread and butter, steak and lobster, and good wine! Superb!
Best lobster I've ever had! I've eaten at the best restaurants in San Francisco, Jamaica, and Hawaii. Bravo Ray!