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“Fluorescent lit authentic food. Jarritos a plus.”
Review of Los Ranchitos

Los Ranchitos
Ranked #11 of 23 Restaurants in Geneseo
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: phone (309) 944-3445
Restaurant details
Description: phone (309) 944-3445
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fluorescent lit authentic food. Jarritos a plus.”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Making a night stop off I80, this place offered neon welcoming lights..and availability a little later at night. While there were brightly painted wooden booth backs from Mexico, the rest of the ambience is not so much....but the dishes we ordered were tasty and very authentic. We didn't order the typical "combo" and were rewarded with platos that could easily have come to us in a seaside beach restaurant on the Yucatan. Grilled fish (not battered and fried) with a lime twist, fresh veggies, rice and guacamole was quite lite yet satisfying. The other dish was carnitas - pork chunks in tomatillos/green sauce. MOST yummy. The margaritas was refreshing but only mildly hinting of tequila. The menus was divrse with more "traditional" dishes and if you crave those bottled sodas from Mexico, "jarritos," you can get tamarind!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Geneseo, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sitting in the traffic pattern”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Food is pretty good if they get around to bringing it to you.
The noise is overwheliming. The benches in the middle are picnic style so you are sitting with strangers touching elbows.
Too much for me.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank drtom77
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Geneseo, IL
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The service is extremely fast and can be hard to get a table at peak hours. The don't seem to have the restaurant separated in to sections so you might have one take your drink order and one take your food order. Since there is no organization you might have a waiter come by right after you have placed your drink order and ask what you would like to drink. The food is fair and so are the prices. The chips and salsa are just average. But overall decent for a Mexican restaurant that is located in an old KFC building.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Amanda W
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quick and Tasty”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Service is quick at this little restaurant. It can be hard to get a table at peak hours though. Food is always good and prices are affordable.

Visited July 2013
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Thank FamilyOf4inIllinois
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Moline, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great margaritas and good food, too!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Good, authentic food and the staff really hustles. My husband's favorite is the grilled shrimp fajitas, but I enjoy their margaritass the most!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Hollykm24
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