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“Reliable Rancho's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rancho's Mexican Restaurant

Rancho's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,102 of 4,699 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Reliable Rancho's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Rancho's has been my go-to, never-fail, veg-friendly mexican restaurant for the last nine years. They offer so much variety for vegetarians and vegans, while still offering plenty for omnivores. I've never really had a problem getting a table, but I know it's often a full house during weekend dinner hours.

For me, they do potato rolled tacos right and their vegan carne asada burrito is actually really tasty! My meat-loving Ol' Man LOVES their meat substitutes which is a testament to the Rancho goodness. I have also seen regular delivery of their vegan-friendly baked goodies. It's good stuff, People!

The service is always friendly and even though I miss their neighboring grocery store, the remodel/decor update is very nice and fresh. They streamlined their decor and cleaned up their patio garden, but outdoor seating is small and awkward so get a table inside if you can.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Wrightwood, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yummy Vegan!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I were hanging out in San Diego and went to Rancho's on the recommendation of a friend. I'm vegetarian, and although my husband is not, he loves good vegetarian and vegan food as well. They have a huge menu, that ranges from salads to burritos. My husband got a vegetarian carne asada burrito, that honestly frightened me with how much it tasted like real meat. I got the vegan enchilada trio, which was interesting and delicious. I would definitely recommend it to those looking for something different and tasty!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lily C
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San Diego
Level Contributor
75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Healthy-ish eats on the go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

So I love to indulge in great food. No secret there. My wife likes to keep my waistline in check. The compromise is that we eat here from time to time. Deal. The food tastes good and happens to be on the healthy side. Chicken burrito with black beans and brown rice on a whole wheat tortilla made fresh, check. Freshly made all fruit smoothie with no added sugar and you pick the fruit as its made right in front of you, check. Easy on the wallet, check. Happy wife, check. This place also has vegan options too. I like it for all the mentioned reasons, add to that the lack of a hippy vibe and we are good to go.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruben-Anthony
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Detroit
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place for different palates”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

Fresh ingredients and variety seem to be the key to Rancho's. What's great about this place is if you have a group trying to go out to lunch/dinner w/ very mixed palates, there are so many choices: poultry, meat, fish, lobster, vegetarian, vegan, bland, and spicy. And the price tag doesn't sting at the end of a meal, either. The tables can feel a little small, but somehow all the food and drinks seem to fit. The margaritas are okay - not bad, but just okay. Service was friendly and attentive. The place is also decorated with an eclectic style in an un-overwhelming way. I was happy to get a seat by the Frida Kahlo section.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pammyp00
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San Diego
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food in a pleasant environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

You'll feel like you're eating at a families own home with the superb wait service, high quality food, reasonable prices and awesome salsa. Come early if it's on the weekends because the lines can be very long as most people know it's so good.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bostonsig
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