Our Story

Las Ranitas ─Thief River Falls

We Love the Communities We Serve

After perfecting his skills as a cook for 12 years, Luis Ortiz, along with his wife, Heidi, had a dream to start their own restaurant, and soon thereafter Las Ranitas (Spanish for "little frog") was born. That was 5 years ago, and word quickly spread of their reputation for serving patrons delicious Mexican dishes, prepared fresh daily from scratch in a festive atmosphere by friendly employees. As the food menu grew, the beverages also expanded to include bottled beer, wine and flavored margaritas, daiquiris, and beergaritas. And due to their success, it became necessary to open more locations.

Supporting the Communities Who First Supported Us

Ask Luis what his secret is, and he'll probably tell you that it's exposing his customers to the most accurate and genuine representation of affordable, authentic Mexican food possible. Las Ranitas continues to deliver upon that dream.

But most of all, Luis and Heidi love being a part of the American communities and families they serve, and are proudly raising 3 children of their own in the area. Stop by our restaurant today, and discover for yourself what a true taste of Mexico is all about!