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Las Trancas

151 Market St

Winchester, VA

(540) 665-5216Explore Local Discounts


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Winchester Restaurant History

The following restaurants have previously occupied or currently occupy this location.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

This place is awful! We barely saw our server. Didn't get some of the items we ordered (although they were on the bill). The food was bland and dry. no lettuce, cheese, or sour cream with the entrees. Almost had to beg for refills once our drinks had been empty at least 10 minutes. Asked for more salsa and when it came, it was completely different from the first bowl and literally tasted like spicy water (since it was gross and we couldn't eat it, I guess it doesn't matter that she never brought more chips). When we finally got our check and pointed out that we were charged for items we ordered but didn't receive, she just shrugged and said "oh, yeah. Sorry." And when she brought it back again she had charged us for 2 drinks when I had only gotten water. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. — Anonymous Reviewer

Monday, April 7, 2014

I have been wanting some good Mexican food for a while and have had good luck here in the past but this time me and my family was basically blown off by the waitress once she got a large table of I guess friends of theirs.When our food finally came out not by our waitress our was cold, my wife and daughters fajitas wasn't sizzling like oh lets see like every other restaurant I have gotten them at in the past does because 9 times out of 10 they are hot there not here . The waitress did as least bring the bill because she never really checked on us,heck we had to ask somebody else to bring us some extra chips but they was taking baskets and baskets of chips to their friends.The manager finally noticed that we was ready to go so he took the check and card to ring it out for us cause me and my family was sitting with our jackets on ready to go, so when he brought the check back he did say he knocked ten percent off but I would have rathered paid ten percent more for good service. I watched more waitresses and waiters waiting on that one table of their friends like they was rolling out the red carpet for them. I have never felt so blown off by a waitress or restaurant before as I have tonight and I let them know that I WILL NOT BE BACK. — Anonymous Reviewer

Monday, March 4, 2013

My second visit on a busy Friday night was a good experience. Our server was friendly and readily refilled our drinks. My wife ordered the Chimichanga dinner and it was delicious! I had the Quesadilla de Chorizo which was also very good. The prices for these dinners are very reasonable. — Craw

Friday, December 21, 2012

On Thursday, December 12, 2012, I had lunch in the Rutherford Crossing shopping center at Las Trancas, a new Mexican Restaurant, at 151 Market Street.

A hostess seated me in a booth near the front and handed me a menu. Its main headings were Appetizers, Side Orders, Combos, Fajitas, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Burritos, Tacos, Chicken, Steak, House Specials, Seafood, Lunch, Platos de Ninos (Children's Plates), and Bebidas (Beverages).

I made the mistake of speaking to the waiter in Spanish. He seemed to appreciate that, but it kept me on my toes; my two years of high school Spanish 75 years ago needed some help. He asked me my name, and told me that his was Carlos. We alternated back and forth between Spanish and English.

I ordered from the House Specials, choosing Special No. 1. This included one chile relleno, one taco, beans, and guacamole salad. This was my first experience with chile relleno, a flat stuffed pepper filled with cheese. It and the beans were served on the usual heated platter; Carlos warned me that it was "muy caliente" (very hot).

Later, when Carlos asked me what I thought of the meal, he was pleased when I said "muy bueno". I asked him to translate "Las Trancas", the restaurant's name. It apparently refers to the gate to a field or enclosure where cows or horses were kept.

I also learned that the restaurant had opened on October 24. Las Trancas is now on my list of places worth additional visits. Research later showed that this location was previously occupied by Main Street Wings, an operation that I hadn't patronized before it closed.

— Perry Crabill

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Went to Las Trancas on Thursday night for dinner. Arrived shortly before 7PM and the place was dead; however, this did allow us to be seated and served very quickly. Our waitress was attentive to our table but had a hard time understanding our questions about the restaurant and menu as she was not very fluent in English. Nonetheless, she was quite friendly and ensured we had refills with our drinks without having to be asked.

I had the Texas Fajitas and was not entirely impressed as there really wasn't any seasoning. My wife ordered a chicken quesadilla but it was missing the chicken?? As slow as it was, I was highly disappointed that they messed up the order. A new order was served but no discounted was added to our bill.

The menu prices were reasonable and the happy hour (7-9 PM) price on the beer was very good. Only $1.95 for a Bud Light draft! Since this place is new, I still plan on going back in a couple of months to see if my first visit was just a fluke. I believe this place has potential, just needs to work through some of the little issues.

— Anonymous Reviewer

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My son and I enjoyed lunch there today. It was clean, the servers were attentive and pleasant, and the food was delivered quickly. The prices and portions on the lunch menu were a great deal and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back with the whole family in the future! — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, November 9, 2012

I've eaten at the Las Trancas in Clarksburg, WV and Martinsburg, WV before this one opened. In my opinion, it had a lot to live up to. The food and service were everything I expected from Las Trancas. HIGHLY recommended. — Anonymous Reviewer

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Visited today and it was AWESOME! Service was great, food was great! Loved it, definately my new favorite resturant! — Anonymous Reviewer