El Ranchito Arlington

An Oak Cliff classic is showing some love to Tarrant County.

El Ranchito Restaurant is opening a second location in Arlington, at 3517 S. Cooper.

This is the Sanchez family’s first location outside of Dallas and the second outside of Oak Cliff. The family opened El Ranchito and La Calle Doce in the 1980s.

They expanded to Lakewood in 1999, adding a second La Calle Doce on Skillman.

An opening date for the Arlington restaurant hasn’t been announced, but the interior is finished, and they are hiring kitchen staff, a sign that it could be any day now.