11015 NW Hwy 45, Parkville, MO | Directions 6415239.209334 -94.707796
Horrible - we went to a restaraunt next door last week and noticed the place was packed and decided to try it tonight. I had the fiesta burrito which stated it had queso over and it and stuffed with chicken/pork/beans. Well, it was drowning in queso which was basically cheap best choice velveta. Margaritas were overpriced and all they had was once kind. You couldn't even order a top shelf. My wife asked for a margarita menu and the bartender pointed to the spigot that was the only choice. My assumption is, the crowd was from the west/nearby and never ventured out. drive the extra 5 minutes and get real mexican.
Good Stuff – Love me some Rancho. Yes, of course it is Americanized Mexican, but shall we remember we are in America! Whenever you have an inkling for inexpensive yet quality food this is the place. I have been a customer for three years and will continue to go back!
best freaking taco tuesdays anywhere – I don't know about the drinks, never in 11 years have I had issues with the service, been all over the U.S.A and all I have to say is Rancho Grande Cantina has the BEST Taco Tuesdays ever in my 41 years of living. it is busy, noisy, confussing, hectic. but the taco's are worth it. it is two for one, the shells are not per-made. they are very fresh, and simple but so very good. the salsa is good but the extra hot needs a little help. I love this restaurant on tuesdays and wednesdays because the flautas are really good too.
Poor quality – I have lived 5 minutes from Rancho since 2002. Seen the quality of drink and food decline every since. Margaritas have gotten "week" and food marginal. If you like ALL of your food covered in an inch of cheese, this is your place. if you have not traveled outside of Platte County and tasted what quality Mexican food is like, this is your place. If you want "cheep" food, this is your place. If you want quantity over quality, this is your place. If you want to smell like cigarette smoke when sitting in the non-smoking section, this is your place.
Many years ago I stopped visiting on "Taco Tuesday" because of the lack of manners shown by younger clientele who are there for the mass quantities of tacos at a low price. In fact, Parkville PD was called more than once to manage a disturbance related to the Taco Tuesday crowd.
If you are looking for quality "fresh" Mexican food prepared in a smoke free dining experience, go to "Agave" located at Parkville Commons.
Rancho, needless to say is NOT my place.
Rancho Grande – This is a good restaurant, food is real good-though it's not real Mexican food. Some of the staff at the bar, and when you first come in are a little rude.
Food OK – This restaurant has yet to catch up to the NO Smoking trend. The smoking section is at the entrance of the restaurant where they also have you wait for a table. If you order take out the pick up is at the bar which is also in the smoking section. The ventilation is so poor that regardless of how much time you spend just passing through the smoking section you are stuck with the ashtray smell until you get home and clean up.
H0 Hum, Tex Mex – Not bad food, if you're into the Americanized tex-mex stuff. Real good salsa though. Hard to enjoy it, because of all the smoke. The place allows smoking, rather archaic for the modern era. Not only does it allow smoking, it encourages it. If you're a smoker, go eat there, you can't taste the food anyway. If you're not a smoker, go elsewehere, so you don't come out smelling like an ash tray.
Great food & drinks, friendly staff, fast service, clean atmosphere – My husband & I love to eat here. We try and go as often as possible. I always order the same thing, #5 Cinco De Mayo, no chicken, all rice no beans. Lately we have also been ordering the Rancho Grande Dip-it is awesome as well as the salsa and chips. I never eat all of it because it is alot of food especially for the price, but I always take it home and eat it the next day for lunch and it still tastes great. Many times we have been there, the restaurant is crowed but the food is always served in a timely manner. The drink specials are a plus, especially on Wednesday's-happy hour prices on Margarita's all day-how can you beat that? The staff is always friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this establishment to all of my friends & family. Thank you and I look forward to returning very soon. Keep up the good work.
Meh. – The food here was definitely below average, especially for the price. It's not super expensive, but I thought the price wasn't in line with the quality. I don't have anything against cheap Mexican food, but it should actually be, you know, cheap. I had two supposedly carne asada soft tacos, though the tough, rubbery pellets of meat were unlike any carne asada I've ever had before. The beans and rice weren't terrible but didn't really do much for me either. The salsa was pretty good however, and we were able to get a table quickly despite how busy it was.
It's a Love/Hate relationship – This place has really good food. It is all totally Americanized Mexican food (a la "Taco Bell"), but it is still very good. If you grew up with home-made tamales, or if you don't like cheese, then avoid those dishes.
It is a fun little place to eat though. The salsa is incredible, and probably some of the best in town. Only place I've ever been to with better salsa is a place in Downtown KCK. The cheese dip is very, very rich.
The service is decent. Most of the servers are teens, and the one that waited on our table was kind, sociable, and a good kid. He spoke respectfully, got our order correct, and kept the salsa bowls full (to our eternal gratitude). He earned himself a hefty tip from our table. The place was very busy while we were there, so the food took its sweet time getting cooked, but that's okay. In the company of good friends, a basket of tortilla chips, and some salsa, we hardly noticed the wait.
Word of caution though, if you go to Rancho Grande, you may end up eating entirely too much food. The salsa and cheese dip is deceptive as being snack food, and in reality, is quite filling.
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