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Sunday, April 09, 2006


If you are in the Grand Lake area near Fairland, OK you must eat at Mi Ranchito. It is located on the NE corner of the intersection of junction 125 and 59 highways. It is our understanding this restaurant has only been open a short time.

A young couple owns Mi Ranchito. The Hispanic husband is the chef and his wife the hostess at this unusual Mexican Buffet. I believe the price of the lunch buffet is $6.99 and you can eat all the homemade salsa, guacamole, tamales in corn shucks, enchiladas, tacos, delicious refried beans, perfect spanish rice, delightful fried sugared bread, etc., that you desire. Their sign politely states, "Take all you want, but eat all you take."

We have always understood that you can judge the cleanliness of a restaurant by the cleanliness of their bathrooms. Well, this place has exceptionally clean rest rooms.

The first time we arrived at Mi Ranchito, we almost did not go inside. The outer appearance is very plain and almost run-down looking. However, once inside you see the clean tables and hear the lively music, plus the walls are brightly decorated in Mexican decor.

We hope if you happen to read this blog entry and are familar with the area, you will try this restaurant. It is important to us because we are moving to this area and want this couple to succeed and stay open so we can keep eating there. Yes, completely selfish reasons.

Elenore and David joined us there yesterday for lunch and they were as enthusiastic as we are about the food. I know they will help us get the word out.


  1. not too many things better than a mexican buffett!

  2. We can't wait till you get moved in so we can try it too!