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“Authentic Mexican cuisine right in Old Bonita”

Tortilleria La Rancherita
Ranked #87 of 197 Restaurants in Bonita Springs
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Freshest tortillas you can get, they make them right there! Quaint atmosphere with great authentic food. The food is flavorful and fresh. Some of the best Mexican food you can find in Bonita Springs. They run a good takeout service, but this is also a sit down restaurant.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We eat here at least once a week. Its real authentic basics right down to the paper plates its served on. This little gem is part of a little mom & pop bodega run by a great couple & they do a ton of to-go business so its great for people watching. If you want to "dine" find another venue- this is for locals, bring your Spanish language skills and an appetite. The prices are good nad the beer is colkd.
The chips and salsa verde are the best - seriously they make them fresh all day long!! great carnitas tacos, yummy tamales & chicken burritos. Its a "joint" and its local color at its best.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We had the steak fajitas & tamales...Was excellent! So was the pico & guac. On the next visit two days later we had chicken tacos....chicken was dry...so wasn't as pleased as the 1st trip. But we will be back to order some of those amazing fajitas.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here today and we were both pleased and disappointed by our food. Our carnita tacos were among the best we've ever had: the pork was lean and juicy and the corn tortillas were steamed perfectly. My delicious carne y carnita quesadilla was small by American standards but packed with meat and authentic queso blanco instead of cheddar. We also had a beef tamale and a chicken tamale but sadly, they were the worst we've ever had from a restaurant. They were prepared sloppily - the meat appeared to have been added as an afterthought. The masa was so dry and bland we assumed the tamales had been frozen and reheated when we ordered them. Everything was affordable but not the super cheap bargain that would have us returning every other day for more. Inside it's a nice little place with a jukebox, fooseball, and tv's showing fun mariachi music videos.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We went to Tortilleria La Rancherita expecting excellent Mexican food at a reasonable price. The food was nowhere near excellent in my opinion. I ordered the Camarons (shrimp) dinner at $10.99. The 13-15 shrimp were good quality served on rice and of all things french fries and a bit of lettuce with two tomato slices and lime. The tomato slices seemed to have been frozen because they were mealy and soggy. Rice was acceptable. I expected beans as an accompaniment like my husband had with the steak fajitas he ordered. His beans were good as were the fajitas, but not top notch. When we arrived we were served tortilla chips (a little greasy) along with two quite good salsas. Everything was served on picnic plates with plastic utensils. The restaurant could get away with this if the food was really excellent. We toyed with thinking that if we went back we would just order a taco or enchillada, but we will not go back. The floor was dirty also.

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Thank DEEDEE1940
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