Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fish Tacos at the Little Ranch

Located in University City, Mi Ranchito resides in an uninviting, sterile strip mall. But once you enter the doors, the ambience greatly improves – you are surrounded by cowboy hats and boots, saddles, paintings of Speedy Gonzales and wall murals depicting the Aztec legend of Popocat√©petl and Iztacc√≠huatl, as well as the smells coming from the open-air kitchen. The little ranch’s large portions and cheap fare make it a popular work lunch destination. With such an expansive menu, it was a little surprising to find that there is only one kind of fish taco on offer. The taco was very simple – grilled tilapia, lettuce and cheese in a flour tortilla. The fish was fairly crisp and had a pleasant taste. The plentiful amount of cheese was nice. But the fish tacos left us wanting something more – namely flavor. They were a little bland and needed either a sauce or some spices. But at three tacos for $6.25 one can’t complain too much. The service here is great and we asked them to turn their Chema’s fried taco into a fish taco for us. The fried taco comes with pico de gallo, lettuce, avocado and tomatillo sauce. The extras made this a tastier fish taco. Mi Ranchito is a great place to bring a large group of people and order a pitcher of Margarita. But you might want to try something other than the fish taco.

887 Kingsland Ave
University City, MO 63130
(314) 863-1880

3 out of 5 fishies.

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