We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Las Trankas Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1139 W Frontage Rd, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-6204
+1 520-377-7153
07:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Penn Valley, California
Level Contributor
205 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch time rolled around while we were in the vacinity of Rio Rica and we looked to see if the was a Mexican restaurant that we hadn't tried as of yet. Las Trankas was mentioned in several food sites, was close by and seemed a good bet so we headed their way. Easy to find on the frontage road and... More 

Thank WilsyPV
Cadiz, Kentucky
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

There are several great Mexican restaurants here and just across the border, but Las Trankas has become our favorite. Food is fresh, delicious, and served with a smile! BEST margarita in Santa Cruz County!

Thank Paula L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

If you're too hungry to wait until you crops the border, this is a great place to stop for Mexican food while on the road. The staff was very friendly and the food is excellent. All the locals recommend it. The price is also fair and the facility looks very clean.

Thank ElaineV1
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a family place. Lots to chose from. Great huevos rancheros. They even have steak and baked potato. Full bar. I think they offer a lunch buffette. I have been going there for years. This is the best owner by far. Clean. Good choices. Lots of parking and some outdoor dining too!

Thank DannyDDD
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have been eating at Las Trankas for 9 years. We have never had a bad meal. The service is great too.

Thank theelusive11
Gold Canyon, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lots of great Mexican food, excellent flan for desert and much fun. We had such a large (30-40)group, we had most of the restaurant to our group. We've been here before and gets better each time.

Thank GoldenGateMike
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Sunday morning breakfast has been a long time ritual for my wife and myself. Residing in Southern AZ we decided to try Las Trankas as a place to add to our "places to go to".There was plenty of wait staff but the service was nothing exceptional. The food portions were a bit skimpy for the price and taste wise it... More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you are greeted.Great food. Friendly, attentive staff. Family atmosphere. All around great dining experience.

Thank Brent R
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food is really good here. I go at least once month. The environment and the staff are nice. I met the owner in one of the visits and she was really nice. I like that it is an authentic Mexican restaurant.

Thank aniter08
Tubac, Arizona
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was moderately good, but good enough. Rice needed a little salt. Good for a pinch for basic Mexican food.

Thank MGM1905

Travellers who viewed Las Trankas Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to Las Trankas Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1139 W Frontage Rd, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-6204
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Rio Rico
  • Phone Number: +1 520-377-7153

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Las Trankas Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?