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18976 Highway 12, 453 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5417
+1 707-939-3663
11:30 - 09:30
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Sun 16:30 - 09:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 09:30
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Fort Worth, TX
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505 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great little family run cafe...reasonable prices (not outstanding, but reasonable) for a wide variety of entrees. The chicken entrees were great, as were the pork...loved the chips...homemade! I had the conchita pibil and have nothing previous to go on...it was great and served in a beautiful setting. Excellent staff and pleasant waitress...would go again!

Thank crystalclear2
Northern California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Staff is nice and the service is attentive. The chips tasted like wheat but the salsa was sharp and a little bitter, as in the Yucatan, so I was thinking this would be great. The cochinita pibil has an interesting flavor but it's not the famous dish I've had countless times in Mexico. The panuchos were small and bland. The... More 

Thank sjssf
Mountain View, California
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I'm from San Jose and I'm picky about my Mexican food. The salsas at Rancho Viejo are fantastic. The salsa verde that came with the free chips was one of the best I've ever had anywhere. And the service was very friendly. It's a small place, but I really enjoyed my dinner.

Thank KenInSanJose
Kansas City
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

My husband and I were recently in Sonoma and went to this restaurant on the advice of some locals. First of all, unfortunately the parking was hard to find and get to. We almost did not go because of this. There were not to many people there so it was pretty quiet. The chips are homemade, but I thought they... More 

1 Thank KC2833
Galt, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

The food was definilty good. The parking was not ideal. The service was not bad. The price was pretty good. We loved the atmosphere

Thank anewman87
Sonoma, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Here is a guy that decided another burritos and taco restaurant wasn't needed on the highway 12 corridor. So he is changing it up with a fantastic array of Yucatan style dishes as well as a couple of burritos and enchilada dishes for those that aren't willing to step out of their Mexican Food comfort zone. The Mole is different... More 

Thank jcharv60
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

We went to Rancho Viejo twice (lunch and dinner) on our recent trip to Sonoma. We were tired of the the Mexican food we had in Virginia. This food was excellent. They cook each dish individually, do not use lard, even make their own chips. The Yucatan pork dish (which traditionally is cooked underground in Yucatan) was excellent. One of... More 

Thank GH_Cville
Auburn, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

We have eaten here a dozen times since they were written up in a local paper. A husband wife team produces excellent food and service for a modest price. Service is prompt and congenial. We always talk with both owners as they cook and serve. Great homemade fresh chips and green salsa. The stuffed chicken chili relleno is a knockout... More 

Thank SteveY207
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

The staff is about as friendly and cheerful as anyone could ask for. The atmosphere was truly delightful out in their patio area, you felt like you were miles away from everything. Their chips appear to be homeade and you can't stop eating them along with their unique green salsa. My husband's shrimp burrito was deliciously filled with sauteed vegestables... More 

Thank sandlovers
Sonoma County, California
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Have eaten here several times. Nice family-owned place. Very friendly staff. It's billed as "Yucatan" cuisine. There are some different dishes that you won't find at a "standard" Mexican restaurant. And everything we've tried has been quite good. We keep coming back. Interesting items include a pork and cactus dish, panuchos, conchinita pibil, and a very good mole. Fried plantains,... More 

Thank George B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18976 Highway 12, 453 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-939-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?