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“Great patio” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Ranchero

Casa Ranchero
Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Ladera Ranch
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Antonio
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great patio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We find the food to be average. The margaritas are fine.

It's the patio that always draws us here! Nothing better than sitting on their patio sipping margaritas. Great place for a gathering.

Live music some nights as well, which is always a plus!

Oh...the chips! Now those are amazing!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kerry F
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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun, Easy spot for a drink and dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Easy spot to reach with plenty of parking, which can be a problem in the area. Great food and FABULOUS margarita's. Wonderful patio with just enough life and laughter!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Beth G
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Ladera Ranch, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have been here 3 times, first two times was under the old ownership and now we thought we would try since it reopened and it is worse!! The food is horrible. Everyone now is made with chicken vs. meat. We ordered "street tacos" w/ Carnitas and what we got was mushed up chicken. We told the waiter, showed him the taco and he said oh his mistake. Really??? how is that so when on the menu street tacos are made with Carnitas??? The service was terrible and we sat inside because the night was cold, however, they kept leaving the door open and there was a duet playing that was way TOO LOUD for a very small place. Again, we won't be going back there again!!! Ladera has closed down a lot of good restaurants so I am not sure why this place doesn't close.

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad Service keeps this place from being great.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

I live near Casa Ranchero and was so excited when it opened. I went and loved so much about it. The atmosphere, the food, the location... But then we ended up sitting there for 45 minutes before being greeted. After we were greeted we waited just as long to give our order and it was impossible to get a drink or anything else. I figured since it was new, hold off and wait and keep giving it chances, here we are over 2 years and 15+ "chances" later and I give. Service is just horrible at this place. I think perhaps the servers are stretched thin or maybe it's the training, but the service is so bad I stopped going unless a friend insists I meet them there. Sad, because there is so much potential!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank robeeen
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The other reviews make no sense. This is a superbly run restaurant - great location, delicious food, attentive service and overall great value. The terrace is a real sun trap so a perfect spot for a long lunch or early evening cocktail!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard P
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