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Rancho Las Trancas - SSF

KathrynK Jul 23, 2004 05:22 PM

Just curious if anyone's been here and what they thought if so? Can't find a mention of it when searching the boards.


  1. Melanie Wong Apr 5, 2011 01:28 PM

    Rancho Las Trancas (or Rancho de las Trancas) was mentioned in another thread about old school mexican. Can we get an update --- what's good here?

    Rancho Las Trancas
    792 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      mikeylikesit Apr 19, 2011 09:21 AM

      the crispy beef tacos
      the enchiladas
      the tortilla soup
      the (gasp) deep fried ice cream.

      im originally from az and grew up eating mexican food, this is the real deal and really the only sonoran style mexican close to sf.
      most things are heaven on a plate here.

      1. re: mikeylikesit
        Melanie Wong Apr 19, 2011 11:33 AM

        Mikey, thanks for mentioning Sonoran. I was in PHX in the fall and would be in heaven if I could find an enchilada like Carolina's closer to home. I was on the hunt for Sonoran specialties then but the local 'hounds said I'd need to head to Tucson.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          mikeylikesit Apr 19, 2011 05:52 PM

          funny you mention carolinas melanie, i went to high school at st marys in downtown phx, carolina's daughter bertha went to my high school and i was even an escort in her quinceanerra, which was catered by carolinas. im all to familiar with her enchiladas, the sauce at trancas isnt like carolina cause of the special ingredient, but they are very good.

          did you go to the original carolinas by the airport or the new one?

          1. re: mikeylikesit
            Melanie Wong Apr 19, 2011 06:07 PM

            Wow, you've hobnobbed with royalty! :-)

            Carolina's by the airport was my first stop after picking up the rental car. Here's my post on the Phoenix board, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3072...

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              mikeylikesit Apr 19, 2011 07:54 PM

              ive gone there a few times after arriving for the machaca and green chili burros.
              when i was a kid the tortillas they used were about 16 inches across and they had to use two to make the burrito cause it was so heavy, it puts mission style burritos to shame.
              my family used to get tortillas from carolinas several times a week.

    2. w
      wineguy7 Jul 23, 2004 08:17 PM

      Mrs. Wineguy7 and I have been there a few times for lunch. Some things that we have ordered there have been very good, such as Carnitas Seca and Machaca con Huevos.

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        boltnut55 Jul 23, 2004 07:57 PM

        We've gone to this place about once or twice a year and enjoy the food... unfortunately, it's been a while (before I found chowhound), so I don't remember anything specific. My husband and I both agree that the food and service is pretty good. Most of time we've gone, it's been pretty quiet (maybe early dinner time), but one Friday night (about a year ago), we went after 7, and it was very crowded. My co-worker and her family happened to be eating there, so we ended up cramming onto their table. It's worth a try. Let us know what you think.

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