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“yes, very good”
Review of Rancho Viejo

Rancho Viejo
Ranked #74 of 125 Restaurants in Sonoma
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Have eaten here several times. Nice family-owned place. Very friendly staff.

It's billed as "Yucatan" cuisine. There are some different dishes that you won't find at a "standard" Mexican restaurant. And everything we've tried has been quite good. We keep coming back.

Interesting items include a pork and cactus dish, panuchos, conchinita pibil, and a very good mole. Fried plantains, too!

The menu may not be as extensive as some other places, but what they serve is really good.

Large outside dining area in warm weather.

Recommended.

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Thank George B
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I was complaining at the lack of great Mexican food in Sonoma when this place was recommended to us..what a find! They have a dish of pork roasted for hours in leaves and served with pickled onions and cilantro the likes of which I have never, ever , had anywhere else. It's called something like "Pork Pobillo"..but ask and they'll point it out to you. The family that runs the place is charming and everything is fresh..from the guacamoli to the salsa....so dont be in a rush. A very dedicated foodie friend of ours went on our recomendation and declared it the " best Mexican food ever"...even in Mexico. Dont walk...rush to theis place if you love amazing, authentic, Mexican! ( and forget the other places in tow...you know who you are!)

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Thank Manpot
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Recently arrived from Texas, (we LOVE mexican food), we have been trying to find a favorite mexican restaurant locally to take care of our "mexican food fix". We found it. The chicken enchilada with red pepper sauce (a mix of 3 different peppers we were told) is the best we ever had. Black bean was served instead of refried bean. Food preparation is health conscious (rare thing for a mexican restaurant). This place is run by a wife and husband team (Antonio and Jenny); very friendly and helpful.Very casual restaurant, the outdoor seating area has a mixture of different tables and chairs. Quite charming, as we feel like we were south of the border! If you like mexican food, you'll love this place. Simple, but great food.

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Thank Thai H
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

If your idea of Mexican is Taco Bell, best skip this place. It is an excellent family-run establishment with great food, reasonable prices, specials that ARE special and a caring attitude that shows! I recommend it highly.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great chille relleno; excellent service in this small family run establishment - we drive down from Santa Rosa just to come here!

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Thank NovtomCalifornia
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