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Ranchos Cocina

#565 of 3,833 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-3191
+1 619-226-7619
08:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great! I counted the pictures of Frida Kahlo that I saw displayed on the brick wall behind my husband: 38. When we asked for a recommendation for a Mexican restaurant nearby, the checker at the grocery store mentioned Ranchos, but then said it was mostly vegetarian. We almost passed because of this and are so glad we... More 

Thank Artistahh
Asheville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the one in North Park. Really good huevos rancheros with carne asada on top. They have lots of vegan and vegetarian options too.

Thank BigJakeTheSnake
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I can't express how incredible this place is. Every Time I go I eat my own body weight in tacos and am sad I can't eat everything else. It really has something for everyone and is a must for your San Diego eating. Also close to lots of cool bars, vintage stores and 👌🏻 coffee

Thank IscaScanlon
Discovery Bay, California, Usa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I just walked in for the first time ever with a party of 10 they were very accommodating gave us a little corner by the Christmas tree the food and drinks were fabulous I will definitely be back very friendly staff just be careful with the salsa it's a little spicy.

Thank Brett E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I had breakfast at Ranchos Cocina last week,at the beginning of our trip. My wife loved the fact that their menu is full of vegan selections. We liked the food so much that we decided to go back one more time, for lunch, before leaving San Diego. To our surprise, we found the restaurant closed. There was... More 

1 Thank Armando T
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is SO unlike any other Mexican anywhere around. A MASSIVE menu which to be fair, yes, a few are misses, but the majority of which are fabulous. For veg, I recommend the lentil burrito, the #98, and the trio enchiladas. Hugo, who is there every day but Tuesdays, is fantastic. Enjoy!

Thank mikeclarken
United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes of a decent Mexican meal being relatively close to Mexico.....alas we were so wrong. What are the ingredients for guacamole? From my experience it is more than just mashed avocado.....not in this place, no onion, lime, paprika, salt ... Anything at all just mashed avocado. I ordered chicken fajitas; for some reason in every other Mexican... More 

2 Thank MarkUnitedKingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late dinner. The place was busy, but we were well tended. We were provided chips and salsa. The chips were thick, wheat based, and tasty. However my wife is on a non strict gluten free diet. So they brought us blue corn chips. Also thick, crunchy, and tasty. The salsa was very tasty and had... More 

Thank Steven S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We are here as tourists and we are happy with our choice of restaurants to try the typical fish tacos of San Diego. :-)

Thank Unitedstatesian
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Quick summary; two of us were pleased with their choices (taco and burrito), but we do not recommend the "tro enchiladas". A very disappointing meal.

Thank Christian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-3191
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-7619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?