Nestled away behind Greenlawn Cemetary, you’ll find some of the most delicious Mexican cuisine the capital city has to offer.
El Ranchito Taqueria may be a small Mexican restaurant, but its menu will please any fan of Latin American cuisine.
When we walked in, we immediately headed up to the counter. The hostess asked if we’d be dining in or carrying out. Since we wanted the full experience, we chose to dine in. Then she instructed us to have a seat and start browsing the menu.
Being millennials, we had to order an avocado based item. The guacamole didn’t disappoint.
When the guacamole came out, so did two bottles of hot sauce. Let’s just call them, fiery death one and two. Even though they were spicy, I absolutely loved them.
After taking a look at the menu, we settled on a few different items. A barbacoa burrito, a chicken taco, a steak tostada, a mini-chicken quesadilla, and a platter dish, carne asada.
The decor and ambiance at El Ranchito were everything I wanted out of a Mexican dining experience. There were bright colors throughout, hand crafted art hanging on walls, and an extremely entertaining telenovela playing in the background.
After devouring our guac, our food arrived. First up was the chicken taco supreme and barbacoa burrito. The taco cost me $2, while the massive burrito was just $6.
Next up was a $2.50 tostada and a $3.50 mini chicken quesadilla. All I can say is, small prices, big satisfaction.
The perfectly cooked steak. The flavorful rice. The perfectly warm tortillas. I don’t think I need to say anything else about this Carne Asada to get your mouth watering.
My only complaint about eating at El Ranchito is that we didn’t have any room left for dessert. However, we did get to take home plenty of leftovers.
Craving El Ranchito for yourself? Their hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. They are, heartbreakingly, closed on Mondays.
Chelsea Wiley, first of her name, Queen of the Seven Andals... wait. That's not right. Joking aside, Chelsea is a writer and photographer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is an avid reader and a lover of animals.
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