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Rancho's Mexican Restaurant (North Park)

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Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan
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3910 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 574-1288
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the OB Location

I'm a "frequent flyer" at the OB Rancho's. I personally love the fresh, vegan/vegetarian options, but the menu has something for everyone. The flavor profiles are subdued but if you like it more spicy, add some of their delicious salsa. The interior aesthetic is rustic, verging on funky. There's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of a friend. The menu features many items that can be "veganized." And they sure did! I had the first time, the tofu and "cheese" enchiladas with red sauce and rice. Delicious. The chips and salsa were very good too, salsa was spicy, just the way I like it. Had a tasty margarita too. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm a "frequent flyer" at the OB Rancho's. I personally love the fresh, vegan/vegetarian options, but the menu has something for everyone. The flavor profiles are subdued but if you like it more spicy, add some of their delicious salsa. The interior aesthetic is rustic, verging on funky. There's also a small outdoor seating area that's very cozy and comfortable... More 

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A charming restaurant with excellent food and service. There are so many choices on the menu that it can take a while to decide - they have something for everyone. In addition to a large selection of traditional meat dishes they also have a huge selection of vegetarian and vegan options. We ordered a combination - beef taco with cheese... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Rancho's shows up on Vegan/Vegetarian searches as well as Farm to Table searches. We are trying to eat in a more healthy manner and patronize restaurants that support the local farmers and use their fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Rancho's has two locations and although we're staying in Point Loma closer to the one in Ocean Beach, we opted... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Parking is limited to the street so we found we had to drive around the block and walk to the location. No biggie, but worth noting. When we arrived we found ourselves as the only patrons in the quiet rustic restaurant. However, that soon changed and we people began to pour in for Saturday brunch. Each item was clearly marked... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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181 reviews 181 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at the Ranchos Cocina, which is in a small shopping area and surrounded by several other small restaurants, Ranchos' food was excellent as was the promptness of the service and the friendliness of the staff. If you want to support a small, locally owned business, be sure to visit this restaurant.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Discovered this place by accident, looked at the menu & went in. Lots of healthy meat-free and even vegan options and very reasonable prices. I got the healthy burrito, stuffed with rice, beans, lettuce, and guacamole. Served with great salsa, it was very tasty, healthy, and filling. Very much enjoyed the place and would gladly returned if found myself hungry... More 

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Rancho's has been my go-to, never-fail, veg-friendly mexican restaurant for the last nine years. They offer so much variety for vegetarians and vegans, while still offering plenty for omnivores. I've never really had a problem getting a table, but I know it's often a full house during weekend dinner hours. For me, they do potato rolled tacos right and their... More 

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Wrightwood, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I were hanging out in San Diego and went to Rancho's on the recommendation of a friend. I'm vegetarian, and although my husband is not, he loves good vegetarian and vegan food as well. They have a huge menu, that ranges from salads to burritos. My husband got a vegetarian carne asada burrito, that honestly frightened me... More 

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San Diego
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

So I love to indulge in great food. No secret there. My wife likes to keep my waistline in check. The compromise is that we eat here from time to time. Deal. The food tastes good and happens to be on the healthy side. Chicken burrito with black beans and brown rice on a whole wheat tortilla made fresh, check.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3910 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 574-1288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?