okay, first of all....I'm taking the time to write this positive review because it seems that when people have a good experience, they tell their friends. When people have a bad experience, the tell everyone (via the web) When reading other restaurant reviews, I feel that people too often seem to focus on the service, which I agree is a part of the overall experience, but when I read reviews...I want to hear about the FOOD! Not about some waiter that is probably not there anymore months or a year later! We just ate at Mesa Ranch and had a very delicious dinner. We ordered the seasoned chips, salsa and queso. The salsa was homemade and fresh. A little mild for my taste and maybe too much cilantro, but still good and fresh. The queso was very good....no complaints. I ordered the grilled pablano pepper with grilled shrimp and corn salsa. YUMMY. Although a warning...it is VERYspicy. And I like a lot of spice. The shrimp on it was grilled with tail-on and it was very tasty. I will get it again. The cesar salad that came with our meal (choice of house or cesar) was perfect. The greens were crisp and fresh, the dressing was the right amount and the cornbread croutons were a nice surprise (I would have liked to have seen a little more in our salad though) We ordered the 8 oz tenderloin with a side of hollandaise and added 6 grilled shrimp. The steak was top quality and like butter in your mouth. I will say that we ordered it 'medium"" and it first came to us medium-rare. But those things don't bother me as long as the steak is yummy....and it was! Oh, on a side note, the bread and butter they brought out was great. Rolls and cactus shaped corn bread with flavored butter. I'm also a connoisseur of margaritas and they were tasty! I would suggest the frozen over the rocks though. We got there early and as we were leaving, the live music was starting, which apparently they have live music nightly. We will go back!
Pros: Tender, quality steak