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“Excellent Mexican”
Review of Mi Ranchito

Mi Ranchito
Ranked #39 of 235 Restaurants in Orem
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: It all started in the kitchen when the Armenta family came to Utah from Guanajuato, Mexico. Mama brought with her the wonderful recipes that have been in the family for generations. A blend of secret ingredients, strict attention to freshness and quality have been the foundation of the tradition of good cooking you will find at Mi Ranchito. It was Papa, though, who had the idea to involve the whole family and create a truly special restaurant. The entire family pitched in and helped in the first Mi Ranchito when it opened in Orem, Utah back in 1983. Manuel and Senorina Armenta eventually shared the responsibility of running Mi Ranchito with their sons and daughters. Each restaurant is under the personal care of a family member, guaranteeing that the family recipes are followed very closely. Today Mi Ranchito it is still a family business; family owned, family operated and family loved.
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Every time I eat here there is one thing I get because there is nothing better in the world. The molcajete which they claim serves two but can easily feed two adults and two children. This is chicken, carne asada, and shrimp with grilled onions, cactus, jalapeños with melted cheese and green chilies that cook into a green chili/enchilada type sauce. The sauce is unbelievable, it makes the whole dish. If you have eaten here and not been blown away, then you have not tried this dish. Order it next time, it will knock your socks off.

Thank stephen f
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I ordered the carne asada quesadilla at Mi Ranchito and was pleasantly surprised at how substantial it was. It was loaded with beef, peppers, onions, and cheese. It also came with beans, rice, and a salsa salad with generous amounts of guacamole and sour cream. They provided chips and salsa ahead of the meal. Chips were standard, but the salsa was a little watery. I also ordered a marguerita that was typical of Mexican restaurants these days, that is a lot of mix and little tequila. The marguerita was also a bit on the expensive side:$8.95.

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Thank 54Mercury
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have eaten here since high school. I love the salsa (some days are hotter than others and that is the best!!)

Thank Momof7Cs
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

I went for the first time with some work colleagues for lunch. The waitress was good and the food delivered promptly. I'm honestly still not sure what to make of the food. It was a combination of bland, odd and good. The rice in particular, was horribly bland. The shredded beef in the beef burrito was good, but the other parts of the burrito not so great. The portions were huge--far too big for a lunch--with a commensurate price. For whatever reason, the meal destroyed my appetite for the rest of the day. By the evening, I was very gassy and feeling very blah. For that reason, I knocked off a star.

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Thank GatoRat
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

When we want Mexican food, we simultaneously say "Mi Ranchito." We love the diverse menu, even though we order our standard favorites most of the time. The prices are great, the food is the best around and there are plenty of small tables for intimate meals and large tables for groups. The wait staff is fabulous - very attentive! Eat there - you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Kaye N
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