Culinary Philosophy

Since our humble beginnings in 1940, guests have been served fresh, healthy food, organically grown and free of toxic chemicals.  While we honor the culinary heritage of Mexico, our cuisine is not “Mexican food”. Rather our food reflects international cuisine, with focus on cultures of the Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian regions of the world.

Our culinary philosophy is plant centric, and includes dairy, eggs and fresh seafood. As The Ranch co-founder, Deborah Szekely, has long professed, and current research upholds, a well-balanced plant centric diet is central to the promotion of health. We do not serve chicken, beef or pork, but instead rely on a balance of legumes, eggs, fermented dairy, seafood, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains for nourishment. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free menu options are plentiful. From growing our own produce, to planning and preparing your meals, our menus are intentionally designed to address whole body wellness.

Tres Estrellas, is our six-acre organic farm which demonstrates our commitment to Slow Food. The precepts of Slow Food, honor agricultural methods that respect life and care for the earth, animals, and human beings.  Tres Estrellas sustainably grows most of the fruit and vegetables used throughout The Ranch. In addition, we rely on hand selected, local purveyors who practice sustainable, organic farming to enhance our menus. The result is artful, healing cuisine that detoxifies, rejuvenates, and energizes the body. We love our food and know you will too!

Se dice en Mexico, ¡Buen provecho!, or as you may say, Bon appetit!


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