Verdes El Ranchero

San Diego
Mexican Restaurant
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Originally opened in 1945, this cheery La Jolla spot offers authentic and traditional Mexican specialties drawn from family recipes. On offer are chile rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas, burritos, and tamales, whose bright and spicy flavors are matched by the restaurant’s vibrant color scheme and energetic atmosphere. The Ranch -- as it’s referred to colloquially -- has a can’t-miss selection of margaritas, like the Horni-Rita with Sauza Hornitos Reposado, Patron Citronage, and lime juice and the Cadillac Margarita with Patron Silver, lime juice, and Grand Marnier.

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