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Recently, my family and I went to dinner at Ranchero Cantina, a Texas Family Dining restaurant located in Emerson, NJ. The menu is packed with a wide variety of Texan and Mexican fare such as chili con carne, “big beef” BBQ, chicken mole, tacos, tamales, fajitas and much more. The menu also offers a wide array of gluten free options.
We started off the meal with queso dip ($6.50), a cheesy dip served warm with tortillas and fresh fried chips, and guacamole ($9). Both dips were flavorful but not too spicy so the kids were able to enjoy them as well.
For his entrée, my husband ordered the sizzling, fire-grilled shrimp fajitas ($16), served with sautéed onions, peppers, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, Mexican rice and refried beans. I ordered the camarones and chorizo ($20), a delicious dish of jumbo gulf shrimp, chorizo, peppers and scallions, sautéed in a lobster-cilantro butter sauce and served with warm tortillas and rice.
There are many great choices off the kids menu, including ribs, pulled pork sliders, chicken fingers and cheese quesadillas. Our two boys ordered meat tacos ($6) which were accompanied by heaping piles of sweet potato fries.
To end the meal, we all quickly agreed on the dessert chimichanga, a deep-fried banana served with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
The bar boasts a large drink selection, flat screen TV’s and offers drink and food specials during football games. Happy Hour is weekdays, 4pm-7pm and Saturday 11:30am-7pm. Plan a night out with friends on Ladies Night, which is every Thursday from 7pm-2am. Be sure to check out their website for information on weekly live music shows.
A festive, kid-friendly atmosphere makes Ranchero Cantina a great option for a fun night out with the entire family.