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Rancho Viejo

18976 Highway 12, 453 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5417
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Ranked #37 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This food is the best Mexican food outside of Yucatan, Mexico, according to my husband who is from Mexico. I would have to agree that the food is incredibly authentic, and it's made from local and fresh ingredients as much as possible. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable, and really care about their customers and providing excellent food. The prices... More

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Toronto, On
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a pleasant surprise and a hidden gem. Food was delicious and service great. Everything we needed it got taken care of fast. Prices are great for a nice homemade Mexican meal.

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Long Beach,Ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It was a true Mexican experience. The margaritas are with limes not mix. The chile verde was awesome. There was another pork dish with red sauce was awesome. It's the best very casual

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Glen Ellen, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

All the dishes are prepared from fresh and mostly organic ingredients...so the food takes several minutes longer to get. But the wait is worth every extra minute. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma.

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Fort Worth, TX
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351 reviews 351 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great little family run cafe...reasonable prices (not outstanding, but reasonable) for a wide variety of entrees. The chicken entrees were great, as were the pork...loved the chips...homemade! I had the conchita pibil and have nothing previous to go on...it was great and served in a beautiful setting. Excellent staff and pleasant waitress...would go again!

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Northern California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Staff is nice and the service is attentive. The chips tasted like wheat but the salsa was sharp and a little bitter, as in the Yucatan, so I was thinking this would be great. The cochinita pibil has an interesting flavor but it's not the famous dish I've had countless times in Mexico. The panuchos were small and bland. The... More

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San Jose, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I'm from San Jose and I'm picky about my Mexican food. The salsas at Rancho Viejo are fantastic. The salsa verde that came with the free chips was one of the best I've ever had anywhere. And the service was very friendly. It's a small place, but I really enjoyed my dinner.

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Kansas City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My husband and I were recently in Sonoma and went to this restaurant on the advice of some locals. First of all, unfortunately the parking was hard to find and get to. We almost did not go because of this. There were not to many people there so it was pretty quiet. The chips are homemade, but I thought they... More

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Galt, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The food was definilty good. The parking was not ideal. The service was not bad. The price was pretty good. We loved the atmosphere

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Sonoma, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Here is a guy that decided another burritos and taco restaurant wasn't needed on the highway 12 corridor. So he is changing it up with a fantastic array of Yucatan style dishes as well as a couple of burritos and enchilada dishes for those that aren't willing to step out of their Mexican Food comfort zone. The Mole is different... More

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