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Mexican, Southwestern
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

My go to restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. Food truly great and service is awesome. Love the salsa and food...

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Mi Ranchito is a Mexican Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. I’ve had many of their selections and haven’t had a bad one yet. Our favorite time to go is for “Taco Tuesday” where tacos are $1.00 (and they are regular size!! Not small like...some places give you on special night!) I love their quest dip, too. They have a children’s menu and drink specials. Great place for dinner with friends, a date, or your family. They’ve even given me a bag of chips to take home with a to-go order!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2019

A group of four of us ate here earlier this week on a Monday night when there was a KU basketball home game against KSU that was ESPN's Big Monday game. The restaurant was almost full but we were able to get a table, though...we had to wait several minutes for someone to show up at the front desk. Marcus was our server and he greeted us shortly after we were seated and brought drinks quickly. After that we had to flag him down to get our order taken and we didn't see him again until we'd finished our meals and he stopped by to ask if we need drink refills. As for the food, I love their chips and salsa. The chips are very thin and the salsa very thick, with chunks of tomatoes, and very flavorful. I had the numero Seis (photo attached) which is a ground beef enchilada, a cheese enchilada and a beef taco. Instead of rice, I got a second kind of beans. The food was served relatively promptly by a dedicated server (not Marcus) and it was hot. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and have no complaints. My wife got the taco salad and found it to be good. I've enjoyed the sister restaurants in the KC metro area and I've only found a handful of Mexican restaurants I like better. Thanks for reading. I’ll appreciate a thumbs up below if you’ve found this helpful. Also, you may now follow me on TripAdvisor. If you’re in the app, click on my name. A box opens with “Follow” just under my screen name. To follow me outside the app your cursor has to be over my profile photo, then a box appears with a summary of my reviews – click on my screen name in blue at the top and another page opens with the “Follow me” box near the top right. To help you decide if following me is worth the trouble, here’s what I have planned for 2019: finishing my reviews of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro; continue reviewing restaurants in the KC metro; reviewing the Northern Lights cruise to Norway in January; staying in Tuscany for a week, followed by several days in each of Bellagio and Milan in May; traveling to Australia in September, with a possible trip extension to Bali, Borneo, Brunei and Singapore; and going to Maui for a week in late November.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

When we saw a Mi Ranchito in Lawrence we simply had to try it. We’ve eaten at the ones in OP and Olathe and enjoy them. My son loves the chicken flautas platter. My wife had the chimichanga and was quite pleased. I had the...steak enchilada and was thrilled. So yummy all around.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Went for lunch with friends and we were placed in a back corner and forgotten for 20 minutes. The restaurant was not busy. The server eventually took our drink order, but brought no menus. We eventually got a menu but couldn't get a server to...take our order. We had been in the restaurant for over 35 minutes, when I finally got up to ask a person to come take our order. She said it was okay and continued cleaning the table next to us never telling anyone. At this point, I should have walked out, but we had 6 hungry children with us and someplace we had to be immediately following lunch. After being at the restaurant for over 40 minutes, we were able to place our order. 20 minutes later, we received some of our food. I asked for to go containers and my check immediately. The server returned with the items and was never seen again. Of course there was no one at the front to complain to about the service, but this is evidently not a priority for them. This used to be a go to place for me and my family, but not anymore. Too bad because I like the location and my friends and I enjoy meeting here for drinks. None of us will be going there again.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 25, 2018

On the day of my visit, there was free bean dip with the chips. The lunch menu was long, and had something for everyone. I got the tamale and taco. The Tamale was hardly authentic, having apparently been injected into a mold rather than wrapped...in corn husks, but it was OK. The beef taco was hard shell, and so messy to eat, and otherwise good. I actually ate the beans, which I usually forego. There was a dab of something on all of our plates (party of 4) that looked like Polenta, and it had a ton of sugar in it. After tasting, I passed on this. I liked that there did not seem to be much if any of that nasty Cilantro in the salsa. The rest-room was modern and clean and fully functional. I'd go again, but I think there are better places in Lawrence, IMHO.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I really enjoy all the food here! However, the service is hit and miss. I have had some rather disappointing visits due to the lack of waitstaff's knowledge.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

My family of five agree this is the best! Menu selection, including seafood choices, thin, fresh chips and the best salsa (not spicy). We live on the opposite side of town, but for Mexican, we make the drive. The service has always been good for...us too.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I have been a guest at Mi Ranchito twice and enjoy the food and service very much. The wait staff are personable and quick to please without being overbearing. They keep the chips and salsa full on the table and ensure your beverages are also...full at all times. This is not fast food so you do have a little bit of a wait, but that is fine with me. The food has always been served hot and that is the way I like my food brought to me!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Took awhile to get a seat even though the restaurant was not busy. Lady at the check-in kept walking away without seating us. While we were waiting the lobby area started filling up with people, but no one to wait on them. The service was...lacking. Ordered a margarita, server said they have a buy one get one free special and they are 20 ounce drinks. When the margaritas arrived at the table, they were in cheap flimsy plastic cups. When asked why the plastic cups, "we are very busy with this special and don't have time to wash our glass drink cups". And the excuse for the cups was far from the truth as the restaurant was not even close to half full of people....far from being busy!Then I questioned the manager about the size of the plastic cup. I said we were told these were supposed to be 20 ounce drinks. She left and and came back with an empty glass and a plastic cup. Poured water from the plastic cup into the glass and said "see this fills our 20 ounce glass!" Not starting an argument we took a plastic cup home and measured its capacity of 16 ounces all the way to the brim. Mi Ranchito is false advertising the size of the drinks.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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