Mexican cuisine is traditionally known for its diverse and delicious meat-based dishes, which often feature pollo (chicken), carnes (meats), and mariscos (fishes) nestled inside a fajita, burrito or enchilada, or lain out on a steaming platter with an assortment of spice-infused side offerings. Despite this strong carnivorous appeal, Mexican cuisine's heavy reliance on beans, rice and vegetables makes it the preferred culinary style of many vegetarians.
Rancho Chico in Plainville, the premiere authentic Mexican restaurant in the greater Boston area, is well-aware of the sway that Mexican cuisine has over vegetarian palates, which is why they've recently added a number of new veg-friendly dishes to their already extensive menu selection.
Here are a few of the stand-outs:
- Expresso Burrito: Enjoy a warm flour tortilla bursting at the seams with ranchero beans, rice, cheese and lettuce, topped with mixed sour creams, tomatoes, green onions, and sprinkles of Cotila cheese. Now picture all of it smothered from end-to-end in Rancho Chico's special red enchilada sauce.
- Spinach Quesadilla: Not sure what to fill your quesadilla with? Move past the meat impulses and get creative (and healthy) with a spinach quesadilla. There's a reason Popeye was so strong: spinach has an extremely high nutritional value, and has shown to increase muscle efficiency.
- Frijoles Charros: Whether for an appetizer or just a light Mexican dinner, this nutritious and delicious soup packs a powerful protein punch, with whole-boiled pinto beans topped with pico de gallo and fresh ranchero cheese.
When meat-eaters look at a menu, they usually skip right over the section labeled 'Vegetarian Dishes.' But at Rancho Chico this would be a dire mistake, as this family style restaurant takes a unique spin on authentic Mexican cuisine that no patron can afford to miss out on.
To veg-out Mexican style, stop into Rancho Chico in Plainville or make a reservation by calling (508) 643-2534.