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Mexican, Southwestern
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Lunch
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Workers were nice but here's a list of what we didn't like 1. You had to pay for chips and salsa 2. There was no queso 3. Nachos were the chips and dip you would get from a concession 4. Chicken was very dry 5....Rice was over seasoned 6."homemade burrito" was just a store bought tortilla 7. Homemade chips and salsa were not good Other than that good jobMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

The food is excellent, unique, and service is great. This is one of the best kept secrets in the west.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

The building is a very severe echo chamber, making conversation difficult if not impossible. The menu is quite limited. Chips and salsa are an added charge of $4.25 - and they think that a cut up deep fried flour tortilla makes chips. Their "bean dip"...is nothing but a scoop of refried beans in a bowl. I ordered the Carne Asada, the meat was seasoned ok, but nothing to write home about, and certainly not a quality cut, somewhat tough. Ordered a frozen margarita, and someone with zero idea of margarita making excelled in their ignorance. It wasn't frozen, and I don't think it was tequila. If I had to guess, I would say it was a wine margarita. The wait staff was abysmal. If i had to use one word to describe, it would be surly. I've had Mexican food all across the U.S., and I grew up in Central California - home to some of the best ever made. I've also been deep into Mexico on a couple occassions. Nothing I have ever had before could possibly prepared my for this culinary assault.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

It was the only place open. Now past experience has shown me that one cannot find good Mexican food north of TX or NM. But Ranchito was a great surprise!! Our server started us off with an app of puffy chips with salsa and bean...dip. Basically they were fried flour tortillas but really quite good. The main was very nice too. Yes, the meat could be brought up a notch with more seasoning but the concept of the fried burrito in a spiced ranchero sauce was not bad. Service was excellent and the price was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2020

We were traveling thru town And stopped in for dinner. The service and food were excellent! Some of the BEST Mexican food I've Ever had. Our waiter was so pleasant. Prices good.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 9, 2020

While the service and prices were excellent, the ingredients seemed to be less than. The meat was bland and the cheese seemed fairly generic.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 5, 2020

Best Mexican cuisine in northern Wyoming. Really good. Home-made chips. Large portions. Delicious margaritas. Cool decor. Owned and operated by a local family.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Two adults had dinner here on a Monday evening in late August. Cost was $36 for two combination platters of burrito, taco and enchilada, iced teas, tax and tip. Tasty but spicy. They make their own chips and tacos here. Plus a nice bean dip....Somewhat expensive for the meal but this is a tourist town, so it's expensive everywhere. Enough food for lunch for the next day for us. Would return if lived in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Enchiladas were average but enjoyed the beef chimichanga and would absolutely order the bean dip and fresh flour chips. Daughter had bacon burger and she liked that.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Ranchito is a full service Mexican restaurant that serves all types of Mexican cuisine. Stopped to have a light supper with my dad. We both ordered cheese enchilada and I also had a bean tostada. Meal was delivered fairly quickly and food was delicious. Service...was good and the price was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Excellent Chimichangas, green chili, and rice!!! Thick chips and salsa are great! Also serve American food if not hungry for Mexican. Fun decor and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Having a corn food allergery makes it difficult to eat a Mexican meal out! Food is homemade and my server was able to guide me toward items that didn't have corn. My husband loved the homemade tortilla chips, the bean dip is also homemade refried...beans. The pico is also homemade and delicious. Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch on the recommendation of the owner of the RV Park. Our server was Savanna and she was really nice to deal with. JOHN and I both had nachos of two different styles. Both were good but we couldn’t eat them...all.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

the "chips" are fantastic. Never had anything like them. Little fried puffs of deliciousness served with bean dip (probably just refried beans). The food was marginal, which is sad, given the owner is from McAllen, TX, right next to Mexico!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Generic and bland food. Deep fried. Tastes worse than the Walmart frozen burritos. Waitress was friendly. We sat outside and felt like we were forgotten. Will not return or recommend. Pass this one up and go to the Chinese place next door. Average $12 per...person.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yes, Ranchito Cafe offers takeout services.

Ranchito Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5