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OUR STORY
Rio Ranch opened in January 1993 as a partnership between Augusta Foods and the Hilton Westchase, where Executive Chef San Hemwattakit continues to execute the Rio Ranch concept founded by both himself and Chef Robert Del Grande of Café Annie.

No other restaurant affords diners the Texas Hill Country ambiance within bustling city limits quite like Rio Ranch Texas. Guests have long enjoyed the unique atmosphere afforded by the tranquil sounds of water flowing through a mini-creek, the 30-foot tall limestone fireplace, authentic Cedar posts, and stone floors, all of which were inspired by early Texas ranch houses.

The full service Bar ("Saloon") was built with pieces of Texas history. The wood used in the ceiling of the bar was salvaged from a pre-civil war barn. While the sprawling mural in the main restaurant depicts one of the last trail rides across Texas in 1890. The authentic atmosphere is underscored with a 22-foot long solid mesquite wood bar, hickory chairs and punched-tin lighting fixtures created by a variety of Texas artisans.

Chef Hemwattakit, a native of Thailand, has experienced incredible honors and recognition including winning first place in the Gene Wild Man cook off for his roasted wild boar. One of his most memorable experiences was the 1990 Economic Summit when he had the prestigious honor of cooking for President George Bush and other
leaders from around the world.

Rio Ranch is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Signature dishes include wood-grilled mahi-mahi topped with lump crabmeat, peppered filet of beef, and
homemade blueberry cobbler. Guests continue to be delighted by the exquisite wood grilled entrees, unique Texas atmosphere, wide variety of wines and spirits, and great service that entice them to come back time and time again.

APPETIZERS

HOT HORS D'OEUVRES
you must order 25 pieces or more of each item

Spanikopita (Spinach and Feta Cheese in Phyllo Dough) - $2.95 per piece
Chinese Egg Rolls with Hot Mustard Sauce - $2.95 per piece
Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese - $2.95 per piece
Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Spinach and Feta Cheese - $3.75 per piece
Rio Ranch Chicken & Mushroom Quesadillas - $3.75 per piece
Rio Ranch Chicken Flautas - $3.75 per piece
Rio Ranch Vegetable Flautas - $3.75 per piece
Rio Ranch Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Wings - $3.75 per piece
Roasted Beef Kabobs with Cabernet Marinade - $3.75 per piece
Miniature Beef Wellington - $4.25 per piece
Quail Breast with Jalapeno Pepper Wrapped in Bacon - $4.25 per piece
Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce - $4.25 per piece
Beer Battered Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce - $4.50 per piece
Crab Cakes with Piccata Lemon Butter Sauce - $4.50 per piece

COLD HORS D'OEUVRES

Chilled Boiled Shrimp - $4.75 per piece
Assorted Dips (choose one) - $89.95 per bowl*
Chili Con Queso, Guacamole, Shrimp Salsa or Warm Spinach and Artichoke
*Bowl serves up to 35 guests

DELUXE RECEPTION DISPLAYS

International Cheese and Fruit Display - $10.00 per person
Vegetable Crudités with Dip - $8.00 per person
Assorted Petit Fours and Truffles - $5.00 per person
Strawberry and Pineapple Tree with Chocolate Fondue - $7.00 per person

CARVED MEATS
a carver fee of $100 will apply to all carved meats

Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Silver Dollar Rolls - $380.00 serves 30
Honey Glazed Ham with Condiments and Rolls - $280.00 serves 75
Roasted Prime Rib of Beef as Jus and Condiments - $325.00 serves 50


APPETIZER COMBINATIONS

SEAFOOD TRIO - $16 per person
Shrimp & Avocado Salsa, Black Pepper Shrimp and Ranch Calamari

HEART OF TEXAS - $14 per person
Smoked Chili Marinated Wings and Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas

SOUTH OF THE BORDER - $12 per person
Chicken & Mushroom Quesadilla, Vegetable Flautas, and Bean Nacho Skillet

RIO RANCH PLATED LUNCH MENU
All Lunch Menus are served with Cornbread Muffins and Biscuits, House Salad with a choice Homemade Dressing, Rio Ranch Bread Pudding for Dessert Iced Tea and Coffee Service

RANCH MENU - $27.95
Choice of
Chicken Enchiladas
Served with Refried Beans and Country Rice

or

Wood Grilled Tenderloin Tip and Pork
Sausage Brochette
Served with Sweet Peppers, Onions & Country Rice

or

Wood Grilled Salmon Fillet
Topped with Asian Cucumber Sauce
Served with a Grilled Skewer of Vegetables

TEXAN MENU - $30.95
Choice of
8oz Wood Grilled New York Strip Steak
Served with Baked Potato and Herb and Garlic butter

or

Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken
With Roasted Corn, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Crispy Bacon
and Cotija Cheese, Tossed in a Balsamic Glaze

or

Rainbow Trout
Topped with Lump Crabmeat, and Served with Spinach
Served with Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Dressing and
Lime Butter Sauce

THE WRANGLER MENU - $37.95
Choice of
6oz Wood Grilled Filet of Beef
Served with a Grilled Skewer of Vegetables

or

Pan Seared Red Snapper
Topped with Poblano Chile Lime Butter Sauce
Served with a Grilled Skewer of Vegetables

or

8oz Pork Chop
Baked & Lightly Grilled with apple cider sauce
Served with Rosemary Potatoes

RIO RANCH PLATED DINNER MENU
All Dinner Menus are served with Cornbread Muffins and Biscuits, House Salad with a choice Homemade Dressing, Rio Ranch Bread Pudding for Dessert Iced Tea and Coffee Service

LONE STAR MENU - $42.95
Choice of
Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi on a Bed of Pappardelle Pasta
With Sautéed Vegetables & Parmesan Cheese

or

6 oz Wood Grilled Filet of Beef
Served with Grilled Skewer of Vegetables &
Mac and Cheese with Pork Sausage

or

Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast
with a Grilled Skewer of Vegetables & Potato Gratin

TRAIL BOSS MENU - $48.95
Choice of
10 oz Wood Grilled Filet of Beef
Served with Grilled Skewer of Vegetables &
Mac and Cheese with Pork Sausage

or

Wood Grilled Mahi-Mahi
Topped with Lump Crabmeat & Cilantro Lime Butter
Served with Grilled Skewer of Vegetable
Cheese and Jalapeno Polenta

or

Ancho Chile & Honey
Rub-Roasted Half Chicken
Slowly Roasted Herb rubbed Split Chicken
with Handmade Cornbread Dressing, a Grilled Skewer of
Vegetables and Potato Gratin

LONGHORN MENU - $59.95
Choice of
12 oz Wood Grilled New York Steak
Served with a Grilled Skewer of Vegetables and
Potato Gratin

or

Pan Seared Red Snapper
8oz Pan Seared Snapper Topped with Lump Crabmeat,
Avocadoes, Tomatoes & Lime Sauce Served with a Grilled
Skewer of Vegetables

or

10 oz Wood Grilled Filet of Beef
Served with Two Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Grilled Skewer of
Vegetables and Mac & Cheese with Pork Sausage.

RIO RANCH DINNER BUFFET MENU
for 30 guests or more

UPPER BUNK HOUSE BUFFET - $40.95
SALADS
Ranch House Salad and Mix Green Salad Served with
Homemade Dressings

ENTREES
Herb Spicy and Crusted Tilapia, Pan Seared
Topped with Crawfish and Caper butter Sauce
Oven Roasted Prime Ribeye Steak
Served with Smoked Chile Cream Sauce
Chicken Breast Cutlet
Served with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

SIDES
Steamed Seasonal Mixed Vegetables
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Country Rice
Homemade Cornbread & Biscuits

DESSERTS
Chef Selection of Assorted Desserts
Coffee & iced Tea Service

CAMP HOUSE BUFFET - $48.95

SALADS
Ranch House Salad and Mix Green Salad Served with
Homemade Dressings

ENTREES
Herb Spicy and Crusted Tilapia, Pan Seared
Topped with Crawfish and Caper butter Sauce
Oven Roasted Prime Ribeye Steak
Served with Smoked Chile Cream Sauce
Chicken Breast Cutlet
Served with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

SIDES
Steamed Seasonal Mixed Vegetables
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Country Rice
Homemade Cornbread & Biscuits

DESSERTS
Chef Selection of Assorted Desserts
Coffee & iced Tea Service

RIO RANCH ENHANCEMENTS

ACCOMPANIMENTS
Mushrooms - $3.95 per person
Steamed Mix Veggies - $3.95 per person
Wood Grilled Asparagus - $5.95 per person
Skewered Shrimp - $9.95 per person

SPECIALTY DESSERTS
New York Cheesecake - $4.95 per person
Crème Brulee - $4.95 per person
Mixed Berries and Fresh Cream - $4.95 per person
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake - $4.95 per person
Chocolate Lava Cake - $5.95 per person 
Apple Pecan Cobbler - a la mode - $5.95 per person

JUNIOR WRANGLER PLATED MENU
$16.95 per child


Choice of
Buckaroo Burger
served with Golden French Fries

or

Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Texas Toast
served with Golden French Fries

or

Golden Chicken Nuggets
served with Mashed Potatoes

or

Wrangler Grilled Chicken Breast
served with Green Beans

or

Lasso Linguine Pasta with Tomato Sauce

DESSERT
Cookie
Fruit Cup

BEVERAGE
Choice of
Soft Drink
Lemonade
Milk
Juice
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