Rancho Chico

Rancho Chico We are a family friendly restaurant with the finest and most authentic Mexican food in Spokane.

We serve residents of Spokane, WA with the finest and most best quality Mexican food around. We are dedicated to serving all our customers meals that are authentic in flavor, and we back up our food with service that ensures you have a great time. Rancho Chico excels at providing a family-friendly environment that is ideal for all ages. With our restaurant, you can bring in all generations of your family. We have a variety of exceptional food that will make the entire family want to come back for more! As a restaurant that specializes in food that is authentically Mexican in flavor and portions, we always serve very generous helpings. It is our tradition to never let a diner leave feeling less than full and satisfied - we want you to eat well at Rancho Chico and leave feeling like you've actually had a hearty meal.. Your satisfaction is our main aim and if there is something you would like, please do not hesitate to tell our staff. They are professionals who are take pride in what they do, and they will be glad to assist you with your request. We have a location not far from you. We serve Mead, Shadle Park, North Spokane, Colbert, 5-Mile, 9 Mile, Northwest Spokane, Downtown Spokane and even the Spokane Valley! Whether it is authentic fajitas you crave, a great arroz con pollo that you are in the mood for, or you just feel like enjoying some enchiladas, Rancho Chico is the place to visit to fulfill your cravings. We will be glad to have you and your family over for a meal. Come on by and see for yourself why we are Spokane's choice for quality Mexican Food. Products and Services Casual Dining Corporate Events Dine In Family Friendly Handicapped Accessibility Parking Parties Phone Orders Senior Discounts Smoke Free Areas Take Out

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Mexican food, just like American food, varies depending on which region of the country it comes from. This is one reason why different Mexican restaurants can have different takes on the same basic dishes. Try the guacamole and salsa to get a taste of the particular restaurant's unique flavor.


Did you know that the Mexican dish Pozole is actually quite ancient, passed down from Pre-Columbian and Aztec traditions? This is a stew made from hominy corn, chiles, and some kind of meat (usually chicken or pork).


Some of the top Mexican cuisine chefs strongly believe that no matter how delicious the taco fillings and toppings you put on a taco, it’s all about the quality of the tortilla.


Come be a guest in our home and let us cook for you. Get out of the kitchen, get out of the house and be treated like family here with us!


One of the things that makes Mexican Pozole so special is the wide range of fresh toppings that are served with this delicious stew. Typical toppings include big handfuls of lettuce, radish, onion, as well as lime juice, oregano, and chiles.


Since meat was scarce in Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish, native cultures used corns and beans as their main nutritional staple. Then chilies and heavy spices were incorporated into dishes to give them a little flavor.


Chili peppers play a huge role in Mexican food, having made their first appearance around 7000 BC in Mexico. Christopher Columbus was the first European to "discover" chili pepper in 1493, and he named it "pimento," the Spanish word for "pepper."


Fresh guacamole from an authentic Mexican restaurant is a lot healthier for you than store-bought guacamole. The reason for this is because avocados don’t store well for very long, so store-bought guacamole requires a lot of food additives.


Chiles en Nogada is a classic Mexican dish that consists of Poblano chile peppers stuffed with ground meats, spices, raisins, and sometimes other chopped fruits. The dish is traditionally topped with a walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds, and served at room temperature.


If you are looking for a delicious and refreshing Mexican appetizer, guacamole is an excellent option. This dip consists of mashed avocado mixed with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, garlic, and /or lime juice, and is traditionally served with tortilla chips.


The Mexican food you'll typically find in the US has a long and interesting history that goes back hundreds of years. During Western expansion, traditional Mexican recipes (many of which were already influenced by Spanish cuisine) were blended with the European-type foods the settlers ate.


Tacos dorados ("golden tacos") are also known as flautas (because of their flute shape) or taquitos. They consist of spicy meat (shredded beef, chicken, or barbacoa) wrapped in a tortilla and deep-fried until crisp.


Did you know that the jalapeno chile was originally named after Jalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico? These smooth, dark green chiles are a staple in Mexican cooking and can range from hot to very hot in terms of spiciness.


When Mexican food was originally introduced to settlers from New England, they didn't take to it right away. For people used to boiled potatoes and bland vegetables, the flavorful, spicy chilies and condiments came as something of a shock. Fortunately, they got over it, and the result is the delicious Mexican-American cuisine we enjoy today.


“Mole” is a term used to represent multiple variations of a Mexican sauce that tends to vary depending on the region in which it is being prepared. In Mexico, hundreds of variations of mole recipes are passed down from generation to generation.


Did you know that cheese was not included in traditional Mexican dishes? Rather, this is a more modern addition. Commonly used Mexican cheeses include panela, queso blanco, and queso fresco.


Some traditional Mexican recipes date back to the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, including the use of rattle snakes and iguanas. Naturally, these ingredients are no longer used in Mexican food, just wholesome, fresh produce combined with a delicious array of spices.


Would you believe that guacamole began as a food reserved for kings and wealthy men? Guacamole dip was invented more 700 years ago by the Aztecs, who ate the dip with flat corn bread called "tlaxcalli."


Have you ever tried a gordita? In Mexican cuisine, this is a food that is characterized by a small, thick corn cake made with masa harina similar to a pasty and similar to the Colombian/ Venezuelan arepa.


To warm tortillas to serve as an accompaniment to many Mexican dishes, wrap stacks of five tortillas each in aluminum foil and warm in a 275-degree oven for five to ten minutes. To heat fewer tortillas, put them, one at a time, on a frying pan over low heat, a few seconds on each side.


The first known culture to take the cocoa bean and grind it up to make chocolate was the Mexicans. They would mix in some spices to create a frothy drink, and so the origins of hot chocolate were born.


Not in the mood for a huge meal? We offer plenty of great appetizers that are just the right amount to satisfy your craving without filling you up too much.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner aren’t the only meals that corn, the most commonly used ingredient in all Mexican food, is in. Candy is another delicacy in which corn is used.


If you have a craving for a tamale, there are many different varieties to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. Tamales can be prepared with or without meat, as well as spicy or even sweet. There are some that even taste like dessert.


Tomatoes are a key ingredient to Mexican cooking. In judging a tomato's acidity, look at its color. Lighter varieties (white and pale yellow) tend to be less acidic than darker (deep red, purple, and black) tomatoes.


Traditionally, tortillas are made from either corn or flour. Authentic tacos typically feature a corn tortilla stuffed with beef, chicken or pork, along with sour cream, salsa, rice and beans. The dish is garnished with a wedge of lime that flavors the tacos perfectly.


Some Mexican recipes, such as stuffed poblano chiles with walnut sauce, Veracruz-style red snapper, and mole poblano, are unique to just one region of Mexico, but are so celebrated that they have become classics.


In the United States, Mexican restaurants experienced an explosion of popularity in the 1950s. The menus, which didn't look much different to what you'll find today, combined Northern Mexican peasant food with hearty Texas fare (commonly known as "Tex-Mex").


Did you know that not all salsas are tomato based? One example of a non-tomato based salsa is corn salsa, which consists of a combination of sweet corn, onions, chilies, bell peppers and jalapenos. Chipotle salsa, mango salsa and pineapple salsa are also non-tomato based.


When you visit a Mexican restaurant, are the tortillas typically one of your favorite parts of the meal? In traditional Mexican cooking, the average family of four may eat as much as two pounds of tortillas each day.


Chili peppers are not only a major staple in modern Mexican cuisine, but they are believed to offer many health benefits as well. They have a high content of vitamin C, are said to raise the metabolism, and are even being studied for their beneficial effects on some lung and stomach cancers.


One of the hallmarks of Mexican cuisine is incorporating both sweet and spicy elements into the same dish. This is why so many traditional Mexican desserts feature a spicy element in the dish.


Avocado, which is the main ingredient in guacamole, one of the most popular Mexican foods, is a surprisingly healthy fruit. It contains 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Plus, about 75 percent of an avocado’s calories come from the good kind of fat.


Sugar skulls, or “Calaveras de Azúcar”, are Mexican candies that are specifically prepared for the Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, which is a very sacred annual Mexican tradition.


The Mexican state of Veracruz is famous for its delicious fresh water fish and seafood recipes, as there are more than 40 rivers in this state, as well as its lowlands, which run along side the Gulf of Mexico.


9205 N Division St
Spokane, WA


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