If you're looking for good, wholesome Mexican food in Ocean Beach, look no further than Ranchos Cocina. This OB institution has been serving up hardy fare for locals for many years. With an emphasis on fresh, authentic ingredients and recipes, the cuisine is tasty and unique, not your typical Mexican menu.
You will have a hard time deciding what to eat from their vast, reasonably priced menu. It seems all the usual Mexican dishes are offered with unusual options like tofu, blue corn tortillas, black beans, and even tempeh (made from soybeans) in your dishes.
Vegetarians and vegans, who abound in OB, are well served at Ranchos with dishes like Tofu Burritos or Tempeh Tacos. In fact the selection is overwhelming as they can turn nearly anything Mexican into something vegan. They also offer a variety of mouthwatering salsas along with their freshly made corn chips.
The choice spot for an afternoon lunch is their low-key outdoor patio, surrounded by plants and flowers. The interior is a bit dark, but spacious. There's an abundance of Frida Kahlo reproductions on the walls. The biggest gripe with Ranchos is an often long wait and not the best service. So don't go there if you're in a hurry, or try them in the off-hours when they're not so busy.
More Info: Daily 8 am-10 pm
Address: 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Ste. H City: San Diego Postcode: 92107 Phone: (619) 226-7619 Fax: Added: March 30th 2007 Reviewer: skip Score: Hits: 1906 Language: english