New restaurant serves authentic Mexican food to Clarence
El Ranchito opened in early December at 9780 Main St. in Clarence and owners Armando Audelo, Guillermo Leon and Abraham Montes are already impressed with the success of their new restaurant.
This team of owners collaborated with a great deal of experience. Each of them has opened restaurants in the past, several of which have become quite a success.
El Ranchito is a branch of El Viejo, which is located in Batavia, New York.
Audelo and his family recently moved to Clarence for the opening of the restaurant and it’s become quite a family business. Audelo’s son, Arnold is a server at the restaurant along with several relatives of the other owners.
Since the restaurant opened, Arnold said that business has been steady and customers seem to really enjoy the food.
“A lot of people have liked the food. We’re getting a lot of positive feedback and a lot of good comments,” he said.
Customers can either dine in at the restaurant and enjoy the Mexican music and atmosphere or can stay in and order some takeout. Menus are available at the restaurant for customers to take home.
For those who like to go out on the weekends, reservations are necessary on Friday and Saturday due to the high volume of customers.
There are many restaurants that may claim to have authentic food but at El Ranchito, they stick to their word.
“We’re trying to go for the better food and the better taste,” said Arnold. “We’re trying to keep it as authentic as we can and a lot of people have been coming around and telling us that the taste is a lot better.”
They will only serve high quality, great tasting, authentic Mexican recipes. Some items on the menu include burritos, fajitas and enchiladas, which have all been very popular since the restaurant’s opening.
There are also daily specials offered to help change up customer options.
Future plans for the restaurant include adding a bar. The owners are in the process of getting their liquor license and will be adding seating around the already existing bar area in the restaurant.
Arnold added that other goals for the restaurant are to become well established in the area and possibly open up another location. He said “The sky is the limit,” and that they’d love to keep growing in the Western New York community.