El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant

Tulsa, Oklahoma

OklahomaDiningRoadside Attraction

El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been serving classic Tex-Mex staples to locals and Route 66 travelers since 1953.

El Rancho Grande originally opened in 1951 on Boulder Avenue, but moved to its current location on Route 66 two years later, where it has been serving delicious fare ever since. Ruby Rodrigues opened and operated the restaurant until her retirement in 1982. In 1984 John and Jeff Walden took over the family-owned restaurant and still run it today.

Stop by this Route 66 Mexican restaurant to take photos of the historic neon sign (restored in 2009) and stop in for lunch or dinner on the Mother Road. El Rancho Grande is known for having “Tulsa’s Best” cheese enchiladas and margaritas. Or try any one of the dishes on their extensive menu, many of which still use the original recipes. Find quesadillas, nachos, tamales, burritos, tacos, seafood specialties, and combination platters.

One popular order is a dish called the Night Hawk, which comes with two cheese and onion enchiladas covered with chili con carne and cheddar plus one Grande’s soft cheese taco topped with chili con queso. It was named one of the “Five Greatest Mexican Meals in the United States” by Gustavo Arellano’s book, “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”

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El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Route 66

El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant

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Address:
1629 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Hours:
11:00am - 8:00pm (Monday - Wednesday)
11:00am - 9:00pm (Thursday - Saturday)
Closed (Sunday)

Cost:
$$

Phone Number:
(918) 584-0816

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Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Parking is available in an attached lot.
  • This Tulsa Route 66 restaurant is popular with both travelers and locals, so be prepared to wait for a table during particularly busy times.

Where to Stay Near El Rancho Grande Mexican Food Restaurant

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at one of these Tulsa hotels near this Route 66 restaurant.

Desert Hills Motel

Desert Hills Motel is a classic Route 66 motor court that has been providing travelers with a good night’s sleep since 1953. The remodeled motel offers clean, comfortable rooms at a budget price. Look for the bright neon sign with the glowing green cactus!

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located on Santa Fe Square in the Blue Dome District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Blue Dome District is one of Tulsa’s most popular entertainment districts with a wide variety of local restaurants, bars, and venues. The interior of this Tulsa hotel pays homage to the surrounding area with an industrial-inspired modern look. Murals and artwork throughout the hotel are inspired by local attractions and history.

The Campbell

The Campbell Hotel offers a luxury experience in lavish and historic accommodation that is on National Register of Historic Places. Originally opened as the Casa Loma Hotel inside the Max Campbell Building in 1927, the property was conveniently located at the end of the trolley line that ran from downtown to Delaware Avenue on 11th Street.

Enhance your visit to Tulsa with a tour! Whether you love history, architecture, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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