For centuries the people of Mexico have harvested the gifts of the soil: corn, chilies, fresh vegetables, and natural spices. It is this harmony with nature that gives Mexican cooking its rich and natural flavors.
For over 25 years, the Ortiz Family has strived to keep the Mexican tradition alive by using the finest and freshest ingredients available to prepare our authentic Mexican cuisine.
In 1991, Don Manuel and Marlen opened "El Cielito Lindo" - the first Mexican restaurant in South Beach - and changed the name to "El Rancho Grande" in 1992. El Rancho Grande’s doors were opened for 23 years and left a memorable mark on the South Beach restaurant scene -- known for the best Mexican cuisine and margaritas, and, of course, the biggest Cinco de Mayo block party.
In 2006, El Rancho Grande's success launched a second location in Miami's Kendall area, and without hesitation, it too became a quick hit -- offering catering, take out, live mariachis, outdoor seating, and simply an overall beautiful go-to spot for the whole family to enjoy.
2012 was the year of change, where El Rancho Grande South Beach closed for a short time and relocated to Sunset Harbour in Miami Beach with a bigger and better concept of great food and outstanding service. "Tequiztlan Tequileria and Cocina Mexicana" by El Rancho Grande opened its doors on May 20, 2013, featuring a modern display of color, unique ceramic tables, and delicate décor. Tequiztlan became a truly one-of-a-kind space, known for a leading variety of Tequila's and Mezcales, specializing in the art of tequila and meal pairing.
Now open for over seven years and taking great pride in our food and service, we invite you amigos - old and new - to sit back, relax and enjoy your dining experience at Tequiztlan, we guarantee it will be a memorable one!