Rancho Alegre Cuban

4.8
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325 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean

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Our family recipes are prepared with authentic and fresh ingredients. Fried plantains, yuca and empanadas make great appetizers, and side dishes like our homemade Sopa de Pollo (chicken soup), bring the Caribbean to your palette. Ranchos menu includes traditional beverages too, like icy Batidos (milkshakes) with tropical fruits, offering something new for everyone to try. And, as you might suspect, there are many specialty dishes available. Main course dishes are prepared on demand. Our family owned restaurant prides itself in making food in small batches, so that flavors and condiments are enjoyed. From Paella Valenciana, Juan´s most treasured recipe, to Ropa Vieja and Churrazco, there is No embargo here! Come and join us today.
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4.7
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t even describe how good my meal was. I ordered the arroz con gandules and a mojito. The server was fast with our orders. Let me tell you...this meal fed my soul. I left so satisfied and in a great mindset. I’ll be returning!

FB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

AG
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Live music and a very busy restaurant. It's filled with tons of tables and crowded but they make it work well.

j
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love This place. Food is so good! There is nothing not to like about it!! Favorite place in Savannah for me!

RB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was good but the music was too loud to enjoy my dinner and my friends

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner spot

TH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the Best Cuban Restaurants North of Miami. I was amazed at the Portions and the taste. I was in town for a day trip but this is now one of me Favorites when I visit Savannah again. The Food Servers and Live Music is Fantastic. Please go to visit.

FB
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their grouper in green sauce and the mojito made with real peppermint made the night. Fabulous flavors and friendly service!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were vacationing in Savannah for the weekend. Visited the restaurant last year for lunch and loved it so decided to come back this year for dinner. The music was fitting for the establishment, our waitress Ana was pleasant and never rushed us and the food the food was delicious. We highly recommend Rancho Alegre Cuban!!

OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite Cuban restaurant outside of Ybor City. The food is always delicious and plentiful. The sangria is always spot on.

M
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Paella was nice, Cocktails were awesome, reservation was not required. Only bottled beer unfortunately.

ML
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Am happy for this place that they are celebrating being open for 20 years. We were excited to find a Cuban restaurant to go to in Savannah, since the one we loved in our city shuttered a number of years ago. Sadly, we were overall disappointed with our choice to go here. Unfortunately, their being around for two decades must be because there is no other Cuban restaurant in Savannah to compete with them. Although we found the service to be good, the prices on wine to be great and the ambiance to be fine (and enjoyed the jazz band on a Friday night), we thought the food itself to be mediocre Cuban fare compared to that we've had in other places. We were told that items on the menu, that failed to come with what was ordered, were due to suppliers discontinuing them. However, since the menus were at least a year old (it said that 2018 was their 19th year in business), that they could have had new menus printed, provided a disclaimer somewhere what items were no longer available or found new suppliers. Overall, so far as the food goes, we would have been better served getting something to go from Publix and eating in. Hopefully the restaurant is able to overcome the deficits they have, but until they do I would not recommend going there.

TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. The dining area is unpretentious and tastefully decorated with wall hangings evocative of Cuba and the Caribbean. We were delighted to see a small stage with a live band performing jazz and blues numbers. Where can you have delicious Cuban food and listen to local musical talent and not pay a fortune in cover charges? We started with fried plantains and enjoyed grouper and paella valenciana for the mains. All generous portions: the paella was enough for two! My wife said she’d never had a better flan for dessert! The place doesn’t look like much from the outside but you will be happy you dined there.

JY
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I grew up in Miami and learned about Cuban food from two Cuban aunts when I was a boy. I have eaten at dozens of Cuban restaurants and most of the best ones have been in New York, Tampa and Miami.
The food at Rancho Alegre is genuine Cuban and all the choices I tried on a recent visit were very good. I found the bread served to be not like the Cuban bread I am used to having in Tampa, Miami or New York, but in fairness, I have not found good Cuban bread anywhere outside of those locations.
In all, it was a wonderful dining experience.

N
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and they had a delicious vegetarian dish with sautéed veggies and plantains that was super yummy!

SA
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! The live music was a surprise!!

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good, to much noise, the band loud, price a bit high, service good

MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great food and enjoyed the live music. Fast service as well, and amazing drinks.

KL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great experience. The Live music and food is great.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service plus it was me and my wifes 25th wedding anniversary and the maitre d asked and the band announced and dedicated a song to us.

M
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit is consistently high quality food and seevice

LC
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good but not outstanding. The chicharitas was too thick and over-cooked but the mojo was amazing. The chicharone de pollo was very good. The Milanesa steak was good. I would have preferred more of the criollo and less cheese. The cheese almost over-powered the taste of the steak. The service was efficient - just not very warm and engaging whoch you would expect in a Cuban restaurant.

R
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing. The value is insane and the pricing is extremely fair. Everything we had was amazing; so amazing we went twice during our three day visit to Savannah. Loved the amount of options on the menu. Something for everyone.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We four ordered the Pollo Asado, shrimp in Creole sauce and the fried, whole tilapia. All came with rice, beans and perfectly caramelized maduros. Excellent food! The musicians were talented and engaging. One of our favorite dinner venues in Savannah!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Super fun vibe! We had a seafood dinner that was served in half of a pineapple....it was the coolest presentation ever and it was so freaking good! Must go!

DO
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic mojitos, great food, quick and attentive service! Our go to restaurant in Savannah! Jared Hall jazz performance out of this world good.

L
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic food with a fun atmosphere. The fried pork is delicious.

JM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED this place. It is a hidden gem in Savannah - off the beaten path but close enough to everything to be convenient. Fantastic Cuban fare, nice servers, great menu. Loved it.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around, a great place to have a flavor-rich meal!! They also have a great wine selection.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. The food was perfectly authentic and the staff was wonderful. We went with our young grandchildren and they were not made to feel out of place. The best meal we had our entire visit in Savannah. We will be back.

MR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and we’re looking for unique experiences. This place is definitely that! The staff were very nice and accommodating. There is plenty of seating so there was no wait. We didn’t have any kids with us, but other people did and we plan to take ours in the future. The food was amazing! My chicken was perfectly seasoned! A truly authentic experience! We will definitely be adding it to our list of regular restaurants!

G
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here. And they always have great music. If you love sangria, have it here. Our waiter was great. A delicious dinner!

FF
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Generous portions, unusual menu

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KT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, would definitely recommend it. The ropa vieja is delicious.

FR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant .... thurs Friday and Saturday live music .... always enjoy the jazz band .... TRY THE FISH .... whole red snapper

PC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic. One of the best Cuban restaurants we have been to.

CB
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cuban sandwich in the city of Savannah. And the garlic toast is delicious.

MV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is probably the only Cuban restaurant around. The food and drinks were good. Not the best I ever had. Next time I'm in the area I'll stick to the appetizers and sandwiches instead of the entrees.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the music one of my favorite spots in Savannah!!!

CP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service and a great atmosphere. As chefs we are particular about were we dine. Great time great food, and a great place. Best Cuban food I’ve had outside of Cuba and Miami.