What is Mexican food without being a little divey? Rancho Bravo is no exception. Housed in an old KFC location with no sign, you’ll see lines congregating from the early evening all the way into the morning hours after the bars have closed. For the longest time I wondered what was going on in this unmarked restaurant with such a prominent location next to Cal Anderson Park. I finally took the plunge one night with some Rancho Bravo enthusiast and was pleasantly surprised by their sloppy burrito.
Although the place is pretty dingy (they’ve upped their game recently with fresh paint, a working drive thru and patio) you’d don’t have wait long. Get your tacos to go and eat in the park across the street. Rancho serves up a full menu of Mexican goodness, keeping prices reasonable and service quick.
When your Mexican food cravings become overwhelming and you’ve mustered up a little liquid courage, Rancho Bravo is that quick burrito fix you need. Rancho Bravo is the equivalent of having a permanent taco truck location; it’s always an adventure to visit but it wouldn’t be a favorite dive spot if it wasn’t.