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El Rancherito
Dinner Menu
Local residents simply refer to us as "The Best Mexican Restaurant in Galesburg."
This pleases us.

Casual Mexican cuisine for families and friends

We have taken great pride in creating the quintessential Mexican food menu. It is the most authentic and expansive in all of Knox county; and we’re also well-known for our great margaritas! Most notably our Monster Margarita (45oz.).

Our chefs prepare every dish with care to ensure our customers enjoy the best dining experience possible. Casual, everyday style food made from fresh, natural ingredients from local farms makes our menu reminiscent of "mama's home cooking."


Ask about our catering for banquets and events


For take-out call
309-341-2233 or for more information contact us:
Sizzling Steak and Chicken Fajitas
Taco's Mexican City Style
Mexican Restaurant "Booth Art"
Mexican rancher on horse
Mexican Chair with Sun Art
Dining booth at Galesburg Mexican Restaurant
Mariachi Band Serenading in Mexican Village
Chairs, Tables and Booths at El Rancherito
Bean Dip $3.99
Guacamole Dip $3.99
Cheese Dip $3.99
Nachos $6.99
Nachos w/Beans $7.25
Nachos w/Beef $7.25 
Nachos w/Beef & Beans $7.25
Nachos w/Shredded Chicken  $7.25 
Quesadilla w/Cheese   3.25
Quesadilla w/Beef   6.25
Quesadilla w/Steak 6.25
Quesadilla w/Grill Chicken 6.50
Quesadilla w/Shrimp   8.25
Quesadilla Rellena   7.25
Flour tortilla, grilled and stuffed with cheese, chopped beef and refried beans, served with lettuce, guacamole and sour cream.
Quesadilla Carne Asada 5.99
Quesadilla Chorizo   5.99
Quesadilla Combo   5.99
Served w/grilled chicken & beef.
Quesadilla w/Mushrooms 6.50
Hawaiian Quesadilla 9.99
Flour tortilla, grilled & stuffed with cheese, pineapple & ham. Served with a tossed salad.
Tossed Salad $3.75
w/Grilled Chicken or Steak $9.99
w/Shrimp $10.99
Guacamole Salad $3.99 
Queso Fundido $6.99
(Mexican sausage cooked with cheese)
2 Tostadas w/Cheese Dip $6.99
Cheesy Rice $3.99
Cheesy Fries $3.99

QUESADILLA DELUXE
Choice of chicken, beans or mushrooms served with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and guacamole $10.25
POLLO ENCREMADO
(Spicy or Regular) Chicken breast with mushrooms, peppers, sour cream and tortillas.   11.50

POLLO RANCHERO
Whole chicken breast covered with cheese and served with rice and beans.   11.50

BURRITO JALISCO
A soft flour tortilla filled with delicious chunks of pork tenderloin simmered in beer & topped with melted cheese. Ranchero sauce and pico de gallo, choice of rice and beans.   10.25

BURRITO COLORADO
Choice of pork or steak cooked in our red sauce with a side of rice and beans.   10.25

BURRITO GRANDE
One 12-inch flour tortilla with steak or chicken, lettuce, sour cream and pico de gallo.  11.50

BURRITO DELUXE
Order of two burritos (one chicken and beans, one beef and beans) topped with lettuce, tomato and sour cream.   10.25

STEAK BURRITO 
A soft flour tortilla filled with sliced steak, grilled onions and served with rice and beans.   10.25

EL PATRON SPECIAL
(NEW)
Steak and 12 shrimp wrapped with bacon, served with rice, guacamole salad, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas. 14.99

BURRITO CROQUETA
Grilled chicken strips wrapped in a flour shell & topped with pico de gallo, cheese sauce & mild sauce, served with a side of rice & beans.   10.25

ENCHILADAS MEXICANAS
3 chicken enchiladas topped with red sauce, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, rice and beans.   10.25

TACOS   $2.99 each
SERVED THE MEXICAN WAY
with onions, cilantro & lime
- Carne Azada (Grilled Steak)
- Polo Azado (Grilled Chicken)
- Chorizo (Mexican Sausage)
- Pastor (Spicy Pork)
- Lengua (Tongue)
- Pescado (Fish)
- Huevos (Eggs) Con Chorizo
- Camaron (Gilled Shrimp)

CAZUELON
Grilled ribeye & chicken, beans, pico de gallo and two flour tortillas.  17.99

POLLO POBLANO
Marinated chicken covered with mild poblano sauce and a side of rice and beans with two flour tortillas.   11.50

POLLO LOCO
Grilled chicken served with rice and tossed salad.   11.50

POLLO JALISCO
Grilled marinated chicken covered with cheese, ranchero sauce, grilled onions and mushrooms, combined with rice, beans and two flour tortillas.   11.50

POLLO PARILLA
Grilled marinated chicken and guacamole salad with side of rice and beans and two flour tortillas.   11.50

​CHORI POLLO
Grilled half chicken breast, Queso Fundido on top, rice, beans and two flour tortillas.   11.50

POLLO SINALOA
Half chicken breast marinated in our own special sauce, two flour tortillas, rice and beans with mild green and yellow bell peppers, onion and yellow and green zucchini.   11.50

RANCHO BURRITO
Scrambled eggs, chopped onions, lettuce and salsa wrapped in a tortilla and served with rice and beans.  8.50

NACHO FAJITAS
Chicken or Steak   10.50

CARNITAS
Pork chunks with green sauce. Served with rice, beans and 3 tortillas.  12.99

LENGUA TONGUE
Served with green saucerice, beans and 3 tortillas.   12.99

CHICAGO STYLE BURRITO
Your choice of spicy pork, tongue, steak, chorizo or chicken. With beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole and cheese.  11.50

POLLO FUNDIDO
Delicious marinated chicken breast topped with cheese sauce. Served with tomato, onion and cilantro. Rice, beans and tortillas on the side.   12.99

​POLLO A LA DIABLA
Grilled chicken cooked in medium hot sauce. Served with rice, salad, avocado and tortillas.   11.50

POLLO YUKATAN
Grilled marinated chicken cooked with mild red, green and yellow bell peppers, onion and yellow and green zucchini, served w/ a side of rice, sour cream, guacamole salad and two flour tortillas.   11.50

CAMARONES
AL MOJO DE AJO
Garlic sauteed shrimp served with lettuce, rice, tomatoes, sour cream and tortillas.   13.50

MACHACADO MEXICANO
Delicious combination of egg and steak slices, served with rice, beans and choice of tortillas.   10.99

CAMARON ENCREMADO
Grilled shrimp cooked with onions, mushrooms and jalapenos, topped with cream sauce. Served with rice and tossed salad.   13.99

MOLCAJETE
Grilled steak, chicken & shrimp mixed w/peppers, onions and tomatoes. Topped w/melted Monterey jack cheese & special red sauce. Served with lettuce, guacamole, rice, beans, sour cream & pico de gallo, all on the side & three tortillas.   19.99

STEAK & CHICKEN
w/EGGS
T-Bone steak, grilled chicken and 2 eggs served with rice, beans, 3 flour tortilla & pico de gallo.   18.99

SEAFOOD MOLCAJETE
Grilled shrimp, scallops and fish mixed with peppers, onions and tomatoes. Topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese and special red sauce. Served with lettuce, guacamole, rice, beans, sour cream and pico de gallo, all on the side and three tortillas.   20.99

BURRITO LLENO
Stuffed with your choice of shredded chicken or ground beef, along w/rice, beans, lettuce & sour cream. Topped w/ red & cheese sauces.   11.50

​SEAFOOD BURRITO
Large tortilla stuffed with shrimp and crab, along with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Served with rice and beans.   13.99

QUESO FUNDIDO
Mexican sausage cooked with cheese. Served with rice, beans and pico de gallo.   10.50

JUANITA'S SPECIAL
(NEW)
Mexican rice covered with grilled chicken, steak, tomatoes and onions, and topped with cheese sauce. $11.50

PAELLA 
(NEW)
Shrimp and grilled chicken mixed with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas. $11.50

El Rancherito
CHEESE STEAK
A soft flour tortilla with grilled steak and onions, filled with lettuce and pico de gallo. Topped with cheese sauce, and served with Mexican rice and beans. $11.50

El Rancherito WRAP
Steak or grilled chicken wrapped in a soft flour tortilla, stuffed with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole. Served with Mexican rice. $11.25

El Rancherito NACHOS
Cheese nachos topped with beef, chicken, and beans. Covered in lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheese. $11.25

El Rancherito SEAFOOD
Grilled fish fillets and shrimp with Mexican rice, lettuce, and mixed vegetables. $13.99
Our delicious Fajitas are mixed with bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions. Fajitas include an order of Mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas. 

Single Order $13.50
Grilled Chicken or Steak
Single Order Combo $13.50
Grilled Chicken and Steak
Double Order  $24.99
Grilled Chicken or Steak
Double Order Combo $25.99
Grilled Chicken and Steak
Veggie Fajitas $$11.25
Shrimp Fajitas $17.50
Fajitas Del Mar $17.50
Shrimp and Scallops
​Flamingo Fajitas (NEW)
Steak, grilled Chicken, Shrimp, and Bacon. Topped with Cheese Sauce $17.50
El Rancherito Fajitas $15.99
Grilled Chicken, Steak, and Shrimp with Bell Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes. Served with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, Mexican rice, refried beans, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas.
Fajitas Mexicanas $14.99
Steak, grilled Chicken, and Choizo.
Nachos Fajitas $10.50
Grilled Chicken or Steak.
Taco Salad Fajitas $10.99
​Grilled Chicken or Steak
Quesadilla Rellena Fajitas 
​Chicken or Steak - Served with Mexican rice and a Salad. $11.25
Fajitas Parillada
Steak, grilled chicken, shrimp, chorizo, and carnitas. $16.99

Appetizers
& Salad
A la carte
Burritos
Beef 3.99 | (2) 7.99
Chicken 3.99 | (2) 7.99
Bean 3.99 | (2) 7.99
Chalupa 3.25 | (2) 6.50
​Tostadas
(Beef) 3.25 | (2) 6.50
Toastaguac 3.25 | (2) 6.50
Enchiladas
Beef 2.25 | (3) 6.50
Chicken 2.25 | (3) 6.50
Cheese 2.25 | (3) 6.50
Chile Relleno 2.99 | (3) 7.99
Tacos (Soft or Hard Shell)
Beef 2.25 | (3) 6.50
Chicken 2.25 | (3) 6.50
Tamale 2.50 | (3) 6.99
On The Side
Tortillas $1.25
(4 Corn or 3 Flour)
Mexican Rice 2.50
Refried Beans 2.50
Sour Cream 1.25
French Fries 2.99
Pico De Gallo 1.25
Shredded Cheese $1.25
Served with beans, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, jalapenos & Monterey Cheese

Carne Azada (Grilled Steak)
Pollo Azado (Grill Chicken)
Chorizo (Mexican Sausage)
Milanesa (Breaded Beef)
Carnitas (Roast Pork)
Jamon (Ham)
Lengua (Tongue)
Pastor (Spicy Pork)
Agacate (Avocado)
Tortas
$7.99
Lite
Dinners
SHRIMP CHIMICHANGA
A flour tortilla with shrimp, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Served with Mexican rice and beans.   12.99

GRILLED SHRIMP
Served with white rice, lettuce, bell peppers, onions and mixed vegetables. 12.99

EL RANCHERITO SEAFOOD
Special grilled white fish fillets and shrimp with white rice, lettuce and mixed vegetables.   12.99

QUESADILLA RELLENA
w/Shrimp and served with tossed salad.   12.99

PESCADO YUKATAN
Grilled marinated fish cooked with mild red, green and yellow bell peppers, onion and yellow and green zucchini, served with a side of rice, sour cream, guacamole salad and two flour tortillas.   12.99

3 SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS
Served with salad.   12.99

VERACRUZ PLATE
Grilled shrimp, mushrooms, green onions and tomatoes, two flour tortillas, rice and beans.   12.99

​CAMARON YUKATAN
Grilled marinated shrimp cooked with mild red, green and yellow bell peppers, onion and yellow and green zucchini, served with a side of rice, sour cream, guacamole salad and two flour tortillas.   12.99

​ARROZ CON MARISCO
Grilled marinated shrimp and scallops over a bed of rice and topped with cheese and Ranchero sauce. Served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and two flour tortillas.   12.99

​FAJITAS DELMAR
Shrimp, scallops, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes with a side of lettuce, beans, guacamole, sour cream & two flour tortillas.   16.50

CAMARON A LA DIABLA
Grilled shrimp cooled in spicy "A la Diabla Sauce." Served with rice, beans, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas.  12.50
Vegetarian
Combos
A. One Chalupa, one Cheese Enchilada, and Refried Beans 8.99
B. Two Bean Burritos with nacho cheese sauce 8.99
C. One Bean Burrito, one Cheese Enchilada, one Bean Toastada, and nacho cheese 8.99
D. One Bean Burrito, one Cheese Quesadilla and one Chalupa 8.99
E. Quesadillas 8.99
Mushroom or Zucchini served with Guacamole Salad and Mexican rice.
F. Quesadillas 8.99
Mushrooms or Zucchini, Chile Poblano served with rice.
G. Veggie Fajitas 11.25
Sliced mushrooms, sauteed with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli and zucchini. Served with rice and beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce and tortillas.
H. Chile Poblano
Served with rice and beans and tortillas. 8.99
Favorite
Dishes
CHILAQUILES 12.25
Corn tortilla with your choice of chicken or beef tips, cheese, Mexican rice, ranchero sauce and onion salad (lettuce, quacamole, pico de gallo and onions).

CHILESE POBLANOS 12.25
Two whole poblano peppers with white Mexican cheese, topped with egg white, rice, beans and three tortillas (corn or flour) on the side.

"LA FAVORITA" 10.25
One special burrito, one mixed toastaguac, one chicken enchilada.

"LA SUPERIOR" 10.25
One burrito, one chile relleno, with rice and beans.

BURRITOS MEXICANOS 10.25
Two burritos, beans and beef tips with red sauce, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream.
Kid's Menu
$5.99
- 12 Years and Under -
Older than 12? Add $1

One Taco Beef or Chicken
w/Mexican rice and refried beans.
Enchilada Beef or Chicken
w/Mexican rice and refried beans.
Burrito Beef or Chicken
w/Mexican rice and refried beans.
Taco Salad Beef or Chicken
​Quesdilla
w/Mexican rice and refried beans
Chicken Fingers and Fries
Cheeseburger and Fries
Corn Dog and Fries
Mac 'n' Cheese
Chimichanga
Beef or chicken w/rice & beans
Nachitos Grilled Chicken or Steak
Alan's Special
Grilled Chicken or Steak

Add $1.50 to substitute any sauce for cheese sauce on any menu item.
Dessert
SOPAPILLA   2.99
A flour tortilla deep fried to a golden brown and topped w/honey, butter & cinnamon.

SOPAPILLA
w/ICE CREAM  4.50

FLAN   2.99
Traditional Mexico City-style creame caramel, baked fresh daily.
Mexican Dessert | Flan
FRIED ICE CREAM   4.99

BOWL OF ICE CREAM  2.99

XANGOS   4.99
Creamy Cheesecake wrapped in a pastry tortilla, fried until flaky and golden, and dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Taco Salad

Dinners
Fajitas
Twenty types of fresh vegtables
Enchilada with Green Sauce and Sour Cream
It is absolutely correct to eat tacos, tostadas and tortillas with your fingers ... Mexican food is best when prepared to order and served hot. Please allow us ample time to prepare your food just right!
Chile and Poblano Peppers and Salsa
Specials
SPECIAL DINNER
One chalupa, one taco, one burrito, one chile relleno, one tamale, and one enchilada, served with Mexican rice and refried beans. 13.25

EL RANCHERITO COMBO
​One burrito, one chile relleno, one enchilada, one taco, with Mexican rice and refried beans. 13.25

CARNE ASADA
Steak w/ rice and beans, tomatoes, onions and slice of avocado. 12.99

CARNITAS
Pork chunks, with Mexican rice, beans and salad. Served with choice of corn or flour tortillas. 12.99

EL RANCHERITO CHEF'S SPECIAL $12.99
Tender grilled steak topped with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Served with a chicken enchilada, refried beans, pico de gallo, and choice of corn or flour tortillas.

CHILE COLORADO
Steak chunks with red chile sauce, served w/rice, beans and flour tortillas. 13.25

TACO DINNER
Three hard or soft shell tacos, stuffed with your choice of beef of chicken topped with lettuce and cheese, served with Mexican rice and refried beans. 10.50

STEAK TACO DINNER
Three corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of steak or grilled chicken, served with a side of pico de gallo, Mexican rice & refried beans. 10.99

CHIMCHANGA DEL MAR
(NEW) 
A flour tortilla with shrimp and scallops, deep fried until golden brown, topped with cheese sauce. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. 13.50

ENCHILADAS BANDERA
One chicken enchilada covered w/enchilada sauce, one cheese enchilada covered w/cheese sauce, one beef enchilada covered w/green sauce. Service w/rice & beans. 10.25

ENCHILADAS SUPREMAS
Four rolled corn tortillas, one beef, one chicken, one cheese, one bean, topped with enchilada sauce cheese, lettuce, tomato & sour cream. 10.25

EL RANCHERITO SPECIAL
One chicken burrito and one chicken enchilada topped with lettuce and sour cream, pico de gallo. 10.25

TAQUITOS MEXICANOS
Four rolled corn tortillas stuffed w/beef or chicken. W/lettuce, guacamole & sour cream. 10.25

BURRITO MEXICANO
A flour tortilla stuffed with beef and pork, cooked with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and topped with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. 10.25

BURRITO SPECIAL
One beef burrito w/sauce, topped w/ cheese, lettuce & sour cream. 7.75

EL RANCHERITO BURRITO
Choice of shredded chicken and beans or beef. Topped with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and tomotoes. Served with Mexican rice and refried beans. 10.25

CHILE VERDE
Chunks of steak, green sauce w/beans and rice. Served with corn or flour tortillas. 13.25

ENCHILADAS VERDES
Order of three enchiladas stuffed w/ chopped beef, topped with green sauce. Served w/rice & beans. 10.25

FLAUTAS
Four flour tortillas, deep fried and rolled with beef or chicken. With guacamole salad & sour cream. 10.25

TACO SALAD DINNER
A crisp flour tortilla shaped into a taco shell with your choice of meat, topped with cheese sauce and covered with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole.
w/Beef $9.50
w/Chicken $9.50
w/Shrimp Fajita $11.99
w/Steak Fajita $10.50
w/Chicken Fajita $10.50

GRILLED STEAK or GRILLED CHICKEN NACHOS $10.99

EL RANCHERITO SEAFOOD
Grilled fish fillets and shrimp with Mexican rice, lettuce, and mixed vegetables. $13.99

POLLO POBLANO
Marinated chicken breast covered in mild sauce, served with Mexican rice, refried beans, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas. $11.50

MILANESA (NEW)
Thin breaded slices of steak or chicken, served with a salad, avocados, Mexican rice and refried beans, and choice of corn or flour tortillas. $11.99


Combination
Dinners
All COMBO DINNERS $10.25

All Combination Dinners Include Cheese (Please, no substitutions except for Rice & Beans).
Some combo dinners include
Rice & Beans, and some don't.

Add $1.50 extra to substitute any sauce for Cheese Sauce.

1. One taco, one enchilada and one chalupa
2. One enchilada, one taco and one chile relleno
3. Two tacos, one enchilada and one chile Con Queso
4. One taco, two enchiladas and  Mexican rice
5. One chalupa, one chile relleno and refried beans
6. One burrito, one taco and one enchilada
7. Two tacos, Mexican rice and refried beans
8. One beef enchilada, one chalupa and Mexican rice
9. One enchilada, one tamale, Mexican rice and refried beans
10. One enchilada, one chile relleno, Mexican rice one refried beans
11. One enchilada, one taco, Mexican rice and refried beans
12. Two enchiladas, Mexican rice and refried beans.
13. One enchilada, one burrito and one chile relleno
14. One beef burrito, one enchilada and one tamale
15. One chalupa, one chile relleno and one taco
16. One chalupa, one chile relleno and enchilada
17. One chalupa, one chile relleno and one burrito
18. One burrito, one enchilada, Mexican rice and refried beans
19. One chalupa,one burrito and one enchilada
20. One chalupa, one taco and one toastada
21. One chile relleno, one burrito and Mexican rice
22. One chile relleno, one taco, Mexican rice and refried beans
23. One taco, one burito and one chalupa
24. One burito, one chile relleno and one taco
25. One taco, one burrito, Mexican rice and refried beans
26. One enchilada, one burrito, one quesadilla
27. One chalupa, one tamale, one relleno
28. One toastada, one quesadilla, one burrito
29. Two enchiladas, one burrito
30. One quesadilla, one burrito, one taco
31. Two tostadas, one taco
32. Two tamales, rice and refried beans
HOW DO YOU SAY ...
TORTILLAS   (tor-tee-yahs)
Thin corn pancakes used as a base for many dishes

TAMALES   (tah-mah-lays)
Savory meat fillings steamed in cornmeal casing

BURRITOS (bur-ee-tohs)
Flour tortilla rolled around beef filling, topped with cheese

TOSTADOS (tohs-ta-dohs)
Flat tortilla with beef, lettuce and cheese

GAUCAMOLE (wac-kay-mo-lay)
Avocado Salad

QUESADILLA (case-a-de-yah)
Fried flour tortilla with nacho cheese and onions
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Dinner Menu
El Rancherito
CHILE RELLENOS (chelays ray-ya-nos)
Chile peppers stuffed with cheese

NACHOS (na-choz)
Melted cheese with green ortega chille peppers on toasted tortillas

FRIJOLES REFRITOS
(free-hole-lays ray-free-tohs)   Refried Beans

ENCHILADAS (en-chie-lah-dahs)
Tortillas rolled in seasoned fillings, topped with sauce and cheese

​TACO (tah-koh)
Tortillas folded and fried crisp, filled with beef, lettuce and cheese
Family Dinner at El Rancherito
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T-BONE STEAK
A LA TAMPIQUENA
Beef steak with rice, beans and salad. Served with tortillas, green and yellow bell peppers, onion and yellow & green zucchini. 17.50

MEXICANO
Steak topped with cooked onions, tomatoes and bell peppers, served with Mexican Rice, refried beans, and choice of corn or flour tortillas. 17.50

RANCHERO
Steak topped with hot sauce, served with Mexican rice, refried beans and choice of corn or flour tortillas. 17.50

T-Bone Steak
FRESH