The Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch has been serving up the best Mesquite Bar-B-Q'd chicken and tri-tip for over 25 years! They cook with only real mesquite charcoal imported from Mexico. No gas grill, no frying. Sure, it's harder to work with and takes a little longer, but nothing gives you that delicious, smoky, mesquite grilled flavor like real wood charcoal.
Pair any of their meats with traditional Mexican sides like whole pinto beans, warm tortillas and spicy salsa made fresh daily. They also serve up some of the biggest and tastiest burritos and quesadillas in town. So come on by and see what the locals already know. Try it once and you'll know why locals love to EAT AT THE RANCH!
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch is a back-to-the-basics kind of place that celebrates the tradition of mesquite-grilled chicken and tri-tip. Owner Matt Benko, whose mother founded the original on De La Vina in Santa Barbara in 1989, has just opened a third site on East Main Street in Ventura, the first in Ventura County.