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Review of Mi Rancho

Mi Rancho
Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in Bemidji
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bemidji, Minnesota, Usa
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wonderful food, attentive waiters....great salsa...and food. Chips with salsa come with each meal. Great value for generous servings. Love the food.

Visited August 2014
Thank Mexicomaria
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English first
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014

While in town visiting family we decided to dine in this new restaurant. We were quickly seated and were accomodated. Most of us enjoyed our meals. However the discriptions of the dishes were not accurate. This would have been correct and helpful for making a choice of meals. Upon discovering that the order was not as written we advised our server and another dish was preparred, however it came without seasoning or flavor. We ordered drinks, however a strawberry margarita arrived without the taste of strawberries or alcohol. Sometimes a restaurant has a bad moment and hopefully this is what I experienced.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank pebitpeb
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Peoria, Illinois
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155 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A good Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was very nice, casual and clean. I'll be back, for sure. Upon entering this establishment you are greeted by a friendly face and shown to your booth or table. You are immediately given a basket of fresh warm chips and homemade salsa. Tables and chairs were brightly decorated, and also gave the feel of Mexico. All our meals were prepared well.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank d e
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Clearlake, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good at first, then forget about it!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a disappointment this restaurant has become. My wife and I were initially delighted to find a Mexican restaurant in Bemidji that was even close to authentic and immediately became regular customers.

As transplants from California we know real Mexican food when we see it, and Mi Rancho is pretty close, given our location here in the north of Minnesota.

After a year of only great experiences we just had the worst meal of our lives yesterday at Mi Rancho. We arrived at the peak of lunch service and ordered guacamole, carnitas nachos, and chicken tacos. When the guacamole arrived it looked great, but the taste of onions and "sour" was overpowering. So much so that my wife had the good sense to spit out her single mouth full. I persevered not really believing that it was as bad as my mouth was telling me it was. Salt, onions, and sour avocados is no way to make guacamole.

The nachos here are usually great, but this time the pork was incredibly salty; we had the impression that it had been salted by three different cooks, really vile. The tomatoes on the nachos tasted of metal, the really bad taste they get just before turning to compost. Again the nachos featured the horrible guacamole described above.

Chicken tacos featured dry and salty chicken meat served on cold flower tortillas.

Worst meal ever, HOWEVER, to be fair I have to say that the service staff was outstanding as always.

Worst food and best service, what a sad combination. This single experience was so bad that it more than cancels out our year of good meals. We will not be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TheHauntedStudios
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

It's just like your average Mexican restaurant. It used to be amazing but now it's just so-so. I try to avoid having to go here.

Thank Jennifer K
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