A Spanish Colonial dining room, complete with mezzanine and a grand spiral staircase winding around a central fireplace, epitomizes the convivial atmosphere so important to The Ranch experience. Banners of traditional papel picados (paper cut into elaborate designs), festoon the beams. Doors on both sides lead to outdoor dining patios, where splashing fountains and shady olive trees welcome diners year-round (yes, the weather is that wonderful!).
Meal times at the Ranch are about creating camaraderie and community. Our guests frequently say that one of the best things about the Ranch is that they meet wonderful people. For these reasons we provide three meals at which guests can come together and enjoy each other’s company. Breakfast and lunch are informal while dinner is a sit-down affair.
Dining options: Community tables, two seaters, a private table, a solo dinner or a silent table. Should a guest wish to pick up their dinner to go, they need only check in with the maître’d.
Weekly nutrition lectures given by experts in the field on varying topics as they relate to food, health and trends. Private consultations available.
Sunday – Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Served Buffet Style
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Sunday – Friday from Noon to 1:30p.m.
Served Buffet Style
Assorted Vegetable Buffet
Black Bean Soup
Barley Vegetable Soup
Garbanzo Bean Soup
Yellow Split Pea Soup
Ranch Style Pizza
Served At Table
Mexican Vegetable Soup
Wild Mushroom Soup
Mexican Corn Chowder
Fresh Halibut Tecate Style
Homemade Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms
Zucchini Noodle Lasagna
Steamed, Sauteed, or Stir-fried Vegetables
Options: Stir-fried Vegetables with Tofu and Brown Rice and Steamed Vegetables
Blueberry or Peach Cheesecake
Postre del Sol
Poached Pear with Raspberries
Tierra Alegre Organic Juice Bar
All of the produce used at Tierra Alegre, or “Joyful Earth,” is lovingly picked each day from Tres Estrellas, the organic six-acre farm that surrounds La Cocina Que Canta.
LOCATED AT THE ACTIVITY POOL: OPEN DAILY
*Additional charges will be billed to your room.
Fresh Fruit: 10:30 a.m.
Smoothies: 2:45 p.m.
Sliced Veggies: 4:00 p.m.[/ezcol_3quarter_end
Message From Our Chef
“I believe eating is a sacred act; what we consume becomes a part of ourselves. I want guests to enjoy each bite, relax, and have the best dining experience possible. This is why I am thrilled to bring you delectable spa cuisine inspired by the high-quality ingredients at Tres Estrellas organic farm. My colorful dishes change with the season, so you can savor the vibrant flavors of just-picked produce. When I cook, I draw on my culinary training, strong Northern Mexican roots, and experience preparing light and healthy cuisine at La Cocina Que Canta. My goal is for guests to feel energized, inspired, and nourished with every meal.”
—Reyna Venegas, Executive Chef at Rancho La Puerta
Wine is available for purchase in the Bazar Del Sol.