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Rancho Cielo

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710 Old Stage Road, Salinas, Ca 93912, Salinas, CA
+1 831-444-3521
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful evening. Late seating helps beat local traffic. Young staff have a terrific story. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this special place!

Thank Travelerx2_11
salinas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing negative to say, this place will make your belly happy but more importantly, make your heart happy. Cody was our servicer, he was a delight. We appreciate such a great community based organization that is working to helping our youth.

Thank SalinasEater831
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With Chef Patrick now in charge of the kitchen, and Wanda now in charge of the front of house, Rancho Cielo still rates 5 stars. Chef Patrick has an all-new menu, which includes starters like Caesar Salad, and a wonderful shrimp bisque soup, with shrimp cake. Entrees include Steak au Poivre, blackened game hen, and white shrimp with linguini. Fabulous... More 

Thank mikegrattan
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rancho Cielo is a gem. I recently ate there with my husband and two friends. All four of us ordered different salads, entrees and desserts. We were all extremely happy with our choices ... absolutely delicious! We enjoyed our Joyce Pinot Noir and our server Moses was top notch. Good Job Rancho Cielo!! I'll definitely be returning.

Thank Julie L
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From our warm welcome, super attentive service, delicious food and shockingly low prices, we could not have crafted a better dining experience. Kudos to everyone at Rancho Cielo- what a great program for students, staff and the public- we can't wait to return!

Thank Happy2eatmore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A fantastic meal with great service. But more than that, it was great to see the youth of our community working together to create such a fine dining experience!

Thank Penny E
Monterey, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a unique and overall wonderful experience at Rancho Cielo. Students of the Culinary Academy program do a great job serving guests and informing guests of the menu. A menu that is made up of locally grown (and most grown on the grounds) and seasonal items that are tasty and fresh. Dining at Rancho Cielo left my husband and I... More 

Thank Colibri_Cris
Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I cannot brag more about this place! I have been wanting to come here for years but the reservations are extremely hard to get. Thanks to the wonderful Laura, I was able to reserve not only a dinner reservation, but on opening night of the 2016-2017 season and right on my mom's birthday! WIN-WIN! The atmosphere took us all by... More 

Thank nbazzola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Students are working in a culinary academy on this site and offer dinners most nights. I urge you to support this fantastic learning program, and as a bonus, have an outstanding dinner. Check out their website for times and menus. Do not forget to look at the youth-building programs provided. Overall, it was inspirational, plus the food was first-rate. The... More 

Thank Mitz50
Carmel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Every dish was creatively presented and distinctly delicious. Terrific combinations of flavors. The student kitchen and wait staff are enthusiastic and talented and delightful. Comfortable place to share an evening with friends.

Thank alohaaloha2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Old Stage Road, Salinas, Ca 93912, Salinas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-444-3521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?