Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Mexican cuisine at Mi Ranchito Restaurant & Cantina. This Groupon is valid at the locations in La Verne, Upland, and Chino.
For nearly four decades, Mi Ranchito has harvested a menu brimming with authentic tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas crafted from family recipes. House-made memela stuffs a fresh corn tortilla with meaty fusions drenched in melted cheese and guacamole ($8.99). Combination platters set up blind dates between such simpatico foods as a tamale and a taco ($9.49), forcing the two to mingle on taste bud dance floors before taking the plunge toward digestive marriage. During breakfast, omelets come stocked with shrimp ($7.49) or chorizo ($7.49), and the carne asada platter styles eggs in any fashion except disco ($11.95). The Cadillac margarita blends Cuervo Gold tequila and Grand Marnier liqueur, rounding off an extensive beverage selection that also features imported and domestic beers.
Mi Ranchito Restaurant & Cantina, Est. 1974
Everyone loved visiting the Macias household. Antonio and Sara’s hospitality was matched only by their elaborate Mexican dinners. After years of wildly successful dinners and parties, the duo decided to spread the good word and start their own restaurant. In 1974, they opened the first Mi Ranchito in Ontario, California, packing the tiny space with six tables and stocking the kitchen with fresh produce, meat, and seafood.
Decades later, and Antonio and Sara’s small eatery has replicated itself into three locations across California. Their children and grandchildren join them in the kitchens, where they fold fresh ingredients and handcrafted sauces into traditional enchiladas, chili rellenos, and carnitas. Meanwhile, bartenders blend top tequilas into a variety of innovative margaritas and specialty drinks. In the dining rooms, hand-painted murals of tropical birds, colorful Mexican artwork, and the party-hat wearing condors who serve the food create a festive atmosphere. The restaurant's uncompromisingly fresh and delicious cooking, innovative drinks, and welcoming environment have been lauded by a slew of press publications and won the restaurant the award for Best Mexican Food from Inland Empire Magazine.