History of Mi Ranchito Restaurants

1970
Antonio and Sara Macias entertain friends and family with their authentic and delicious Mexican food recipes; their friends exclaim how great everything tastes. Antonio and Sara begin to dream of opening their own restaurant.

1974
As a way to satisfy the requests and desire for their food, a dream becomes a reality and the first Mi Ranchito Restaurant is opened in Ontario, California. By using the freshest ingredients and family recipes, our Chimichangas, Steak Picado, and Chile Verde become customer favorites.

1976
As the first restaurant only had 6 tables and a very long waiting list of customers wanting to eat; the time came to expand the existing location adding another dining room. Customers proclaim Mi Ranchito Restaurant as being Famous for the traditional Chile Rellenos and Carnitas!

1981
As the number of diners increased, so did the need for more tables and a second Mi Ranchito Restaurant was opened in Chino, California.

1983
The Chino location was overflowing with customers so the location expanded. History was made as Mi Ranchito Restaurant began to serve up the best tasting margaritas in Southern California.

1986
Mi Ranchito Restaurant creates the world’s longest burrito measuring in at a very delicious and mouth-watering 115 ft. as a fundraiser at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Through popular demand, a second fundraiser was done the following year, with the burrito measuring 120 feet.

1987
As the demand for our delicious Mexican food grows, the family expands the business and opens another location in Upland, CA - the margaritas continue pour.

1995
Another Mi Ranchito Restaurant - this time in La Verne, CA – opens.

1997
Our Famous Three Day Cruise was created - a tropical blend of rum and fruit juices- Sending spirited customers to the Mexican Riviera, without leaving town.

2004
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary! As a way to thank loyal customers, Mi Ranchito Restaurants roll back the prices of their original combination plates to the 1974 price of $2.95.

2005
Mi Ranchito Restaurant begins selling traditional Holiday Tamales by the dozen, November to January every year. Pre -orders become a necessity because of the high demand for this delicious treat.

2008
Mi Ranchito Restaurant continues to support the schools and the local community. Another burrito measuring in at a very delicious and mouth-watering 120 ft. was created as a fundraiser for the Upland High School Regiment Band.

2009
Celebrating our 35th Anniversary of serving Great Mexican Food and Margaritas!

2010
Ole! Mi Ranchito Restaurant invents a refreshing Jalisco Margarita and the unique Blue Agave Margarita. Margaritas continue to pour…

Today
From the beginning and continuing through today the Original Mi Ranchito Restaurant has been a major part of your family as you have been a big part of ours. We have seen our customers grow up, marry, and bring their own children back to our place so that their children can enjoy the fine flavors from the Macias Family kitchens.
La Familia

Since 1974 Antonio, Sara, and their children have been serving up fresh, flavorful, authentic Mexican food and great memories. Today three generations of the Macias family take pride in the family business. Truly a family tradition and let the tradition continue…

We are the one, the Original Mi Ranchito Restaurants
Serving the community since 1974.



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