Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
Cuisine Asian
Price range of entrées $5 - $10
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

Comments

g_martinez Nov. 13, 2008 @ 10:57 p.m.

BRUNCH is the theme here. On Sundays, this Cinderella sleeper of a restaurant can cast off its workaday, weekday hit-and-miss reputation for shoddy product and service and truly shine. Unlike the stereotypical Acapulco or El Torito Gringo-ized brunches, Rancho La Lena proudly offers truly authentic recipes straight from Abuelita's kitchen.

Here's the trick - arrive early enough to secure good parking in the area, but be able to hold out long enough for the savory, freshly grilled chicken to be set out on the buffet somewhere between 11 and 12. Meanwhile, feast on fresh menudo, chilaquiles, chorizo and eggs, chiles verde and colorado, barbequed beef ribs, refried beans, Spanish rice, an incredible chicken mole, a basic omelette bar and FRESH hand-made corn and flour tortillas.

Quench your thirst with horchata, tamarindo, orange juice, coffee (or add on your choice from the full bar) for a very reasonable price and stretch out on the comfortable patio (the interior dining room is very small and less popular). Service for brunch has always been snappy and prompt.

Get out and enjoy this gem of a brunch in Old Town soon!

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