Mi Ranchito Restaurant Opens At 17 S. Main

Mi Ranchito Restaurant, 17 S. Main, on May 23, 2024.

Mi Ranchito Restaurant, 17 S. Main, has opened this holiday weekend, according to owner, Rubler De La Torre.

They opened Sunday for family and friends and on Memorial Day to the public.

“The restaurant looks beautiful,” De La Torre said. “We are very happy with how it turned out.”

They are accepting applications for all positions: cooks, servers, hostesses and bartenders.

One can apply in the restaurant to Hernan Pineda, the restaurant’s general manager.

“You can also apply on Facebook Messenger, at Mi Ranchito Fort Scott,” he said.

The restaurant hours will tentatively be Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“That could change, depending on the business,” De La Torre said.

Rulber De La Torre,  from the Kansas City area, is no stranger to the restaurant business. He has two restaurants in Olathe, two in Overland Park, one in Lenexa, one in Mound City, and one in Gladstone, MO.

De La Torre said restaurant favorites are street tacos and mango chicken salad. Specialties are cream cheese enchiladas,  Jalisco chimichangas, pasta and steaks.

To view the menu: Menu MC & FS (3)(1)

Rubler De La Torre (In the hat) and family. Submitted photo.

The Historic Downtown Fort Scott building at 17 S. Main has seen many different businesses but is known by long-time residents as the Kress Building.

This new restaurant follows the Pizza Republic Restaurant which closed in January 2024.

Robert and Kim Coon, doing business as Coon Rentals LLC, are owners of the building,




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