Serves meat, vegan options available. A Mexican restaurant that offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices as well, including vegan cheese and faux meat in dishes (soy chorizo, vegan beef/chicken, carne asada). Look on the chalkboard for featured vegan dishes. Offers free delivery throughout San Diego County. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

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68 Reviews

First Review by secret reviewer


Points +28

09 Jul 2023

Birthday dinner with non vegans

Rare find for vegan and non vegans to dine together and not have to alter or eliminate ingredients to make something vegan friendly. Huge plus in my opinion. Really appreciated the menu was clear about vegan options and our waitress was so helpful making sure who was vegan and who was not. Burrito and enchiladas were just good but we did not try any mock meats so can’t comment of those. Beans and rice were delicious. Would still go back to accommodate groups with non vegans. Willing to give other options a try and always willing to support the restaurants that are vegan friendly too.

Pros: Clearly labeled vegan dishes , Large amount of vegan dishes, Nice atmosphere, staff and good prices

Cons: Little low on flavor for enchiladas , Almost too many choices



Points +28

13 Apr 2023

Best vegan Mexican food

I order from here a few times a month, and not only are they delicious, they're consistent. The refried beans are so good!! I'd give 5 stars if the app allowed me.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Parking isn't super easy


Points +238

10 Feb 2023


There are an overwhelming number of vegan options and the food is very delicious. I recommend the vegan Mexican hot chocolate and the enchiladas.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Reasonably priced


Points +92

10 Jan 2023

Great vegan options!

So authentic and great service. I suggest the vegan fish tacos! And the BEST vegan horchata that i have ever had

Pros: Most everything can be made vegan, Great vegan horchata


Points +19

05 Jan 2023

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIVE STARS

Soooo many options..!! SOOO MUCH FLAVOR!
You can ask for ANYTHING to be made vegan.

This place is LEGIT! Don’t miss it. #Veganuary

Pros: anything can be made vegan, Everything bursts with flavor, Service is always great.

Cons: Only one location. , Very limited street parking only.


Points +16

24 Sep 2022

This is a 5 star place for the many vegan options Ranchos offers + great staff.

There's an extensive vegan menu, most non vegan dishes can be made vegan on request, and they have daily vegan specials

Pros: So many vegan options, Vegan specials offered daily, Best vegan menudo anywhere


Points +445

11 Aug 2022

Extensive Menu

There's something for everyone here, and most dishes can be veganized.
We had fajitas with tofu and vegan cheese. It was prepared just right. The veggies were al dente, not overcooked. Perfect rice and beans.
Alexie, our server, was extremely helpful and personable.

Pros: Lots of vegan choices


Points +76

17 Jul 2022


A pretty and cozy little restaurant. Great food with reasonable prices and portion sizes. Options for vegan, vegetarian, meat eaters. Good sized margaritas for $5.50

Pros: Vegan options!, Reasonable prices, Easy parking


Points +178

14 Jul 2022


This place was amazing with a great mission—to make plant based food more approachable for those who eat meat. Pretty much every item on the menu had a vegan alternative, I was almost overwhelmed with choices! The value for the food was amazing as well—I got a colossal burrito for only $10. I do wish I had gotten the chick’n rolled tacos, but my burrito was still pretty dang good.

Pros: TONS of delicious vegan options, Great service, knowledgable and helpful staff, Great value


Points +24

09 Jul 2022

Options aplenty!

Plenty of delicious vegan options on the menu. I had the cali burrito. Very good but light on the vegan meat. It was flavorful and marinated well. Complimentary chips and spicy salsa!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great for mixed diet groups, Nice decor


Points +16

28 Jun 2022


Me and my girlfriend both got a cali burrito- she substituted the “carne asada” for soyrizo. I had mine as is. It was fantastic. We also ordered a mango margarita and horchata.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Cute atmosphere , Not too busy

Cons: Non vegan food served as well


Points +143

15 Jun 2022

So many good options!

This place was awesome! My boyfriend and I couldn’t decide between all of the possibilities. Can’t wait to come back and try more!


Points +197

09 Mar 2022

Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options

Vegan cheese available, as well as tofu and tempeh and possibly vegan pollo asado. I liked what I had, but it was just standard Mexican fare- not a standout

Pros: Many, many options

Cons: many options- many just the same recombinations


Points +157

06 Mar 2022

Epic vegan food

Tons of vegan options, if anything there are too many? Too hard to choose.

Add the vegan carne asada to anything you order. Trust me on this.

Pros: Extensive vegan options , House made vegan meats, Staff is knowledgeable about vegan vs vegetarian

Cons: Menu can be overwhelming


Points +80

02 Nov 2021


Delicious and authentic to the real Mexican taste,but a little bit too pricey for my taste.


Points +356

25 Sep 2021

Lots of variety, not a lot of flavor

A friend ordered Uber eats so it’s possible the quality is better in person. They had a very vast menu of vegan food for a non vegan place, but most everything seemed to lack salt and seasoning. The meat substitutes were pretty convincing at the least

Pros: Tons of options

Cons: Gluten free not labeled clearly on site


Points +130

21 Aug 2021

SOLID menu of vegan options!!

The menu overall is massive, and they mark which options are vegan, and there are SO MANY vegan options. Great stop for vegans 👍

Pros: LOTS of vegan options, Great bang for the buck!


Points +56

19 Jun 2021

It was fine...

The menu is huge and they clearly take care to provide many vegan options. However, the food was just okay. I got the vegan cilantro pollo burrito, which was 50% greens. Didn’t love the chicken substitute. Their chips and salsa were delicious though.


Points +38

19 Jun 2021

Best Vegan Mexican food!

Amazing food! Although not entirely vegan, they have at least 100 vegan options on their HUGE menu. I like to bring my omnivore and vegetarian friends here because I know everyone will enjoy their meal. Great service from super friendly staff. I can't recommend Ranchos enough!

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-19

Pros: Huge vegan menu, Faux meat and tofu, Lots of Good food for little cost

Cons: Bad parking, Small space, limited seating


Points +5611

28 May 2021

It’s Good!

My boyfriend and I had the vegan chile relleno & vegan shrimp quesadilla. We both liked our food, but agreed it was not anything out of this world. I do appreciate the vegan mexican options, and would still eat here again.

Pros: lots of vegan options


Points +507

27 Mar 2021

Amazing Vegan Menu!

This is by far the best vegan menu for Mexican food that I’ve ever seen! It was so delicious I can’t wait to go back! I got the 3 enchiladas: vegan beef, vegan chicken, vegan cheese. So delicious!!! I had tons of leftovers for tomorrow!

Pros: Lots of Vegan options , Large portions , Great prices


Points +109

19 Jan 2021


Best vegan Mexican food in San Diego. The menu is huge and there's tons of vegan options. The staff is friendly and they are very knowledgeable about vegan items.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Reasonably priced

Cons: Serves meat


Points +36

24 Oct 2020


So friendly, and vegan friendly (vegan menu and vegan specials on the chalkboard). Can’t wait to eat inside cause it looks cute.


Points +337

13 Oct 2020


Didn't recieve half of the sides and extras that I ordered. Didn't like the queso at all. Liked the fajitas, with beans and rice, though.:)

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: They miss items in your order


Points +154

24 Sep 2020

Amazing vegan find

This place is amazing. I will start by saying I have lived in San Diego for a year and have been on the hunt for a Mexican place with a decent sized vegan menu that didn’t just include one sad little mushroom taco and chips and guac. Ordering online was seamless, I felt like I was scrolling forever through the vegan options. We Decided on burritos (surf & turf, as well as the works with carne asada) also got a side of chips and guac/salsa/pico, as well as a V shrimp taco. Amazing. I have been eating leftovers for days because the portion sizes were gigantic. The service was great, my order was ready for pickup quicker than the online ordering said. Their covid precautions in place were comforting when I walked in to pick up. Very nice staff and amazing food. Will definitely be trying more on the menu!

Pros: Huge vegan menu, Huge portion sizes, Decent pricing for amount of food

Cons: None


Points +252

29 Aug 2020

Not our favorite

Read all the good reviews and dined for dinner with our family. We each ordered a different vegan enchilada: roasted veggies with no cheese, the vegan avocado and trio of different mock meats. All were bland and didn’t have a lot of flavor. Maybe this restaurant is better when eating the real meat and cheese dishes. The staff was super friendly and nice and there were a few small tables outside to eat at.


Points +255

19 Jul 2020

Awesome Vegan Variety

This place is such a great find. Awesome classic Mexican food place with vegan alternatives to almost everything on their menu. Vegan faux meats, vegan shrimp, and vegan cheese options available. Fantastic flavors, generous portions and super friendly staff. Love this place!

Must tries: Vegan shrimp fajitas, vegan battered tempeh (fish) tacos, vegan trio Enchiladas

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