University Of Missouri Campus Dining

Multiple magazines and websites have recognized El Rancho as one of the top campus restaurants in the nation. We are located at a prime spot in downtown Columbia on Broadway street. El Rancho provides quality Mexican food at affordable prices that any college student will love. We have gigantic burritos and a fantastic homemade queso. One of our most popular items is the Taco Loco. It is a crispy tortilla shell filled with lettuce, cheese dip and topped with your choice of grilled chicken breast or steak and sour cream, shredded cheese and tomatoes.

The food does not lack in quality just because of the affordable prices. El Rancho makes all of our food from scratch and this has not gone unnoticed. We have received lots of coverage from local newspapers and media outlets. We were named the winner of Best of Columbia 2009 and Best of Columbia 2012, Talk of the Town 2010, and Talk of the Town 2011 for Mexican fare. We also have great hours for an after-bar treat late at night because we stay open until 3:00 am on the weekends.

Featured Menu Items

Taco Loco $7.85

Crispy flour tortilla shell filled with lettuce, cheese dip, topped with grilled chicken breast or steak, sour cream, shredded cheese and tomatoes

Polla A La Parilla $6.25

6 oz grilled chicken breast, marinated in our secret recipe and cooked with onions. Served with beans, rice, guacamole salad, sour cream, pico de gallo and tortillas

Guadalajara Special $6.25

Tamale and nachos with rice, beans, beef, cheese and chicken. Topped with lettuce, tomato, guacamole, sour cream and flautas, chicken or beef