• September 26th, 2014
  • Food
  • Meal
  • EasternArea

[Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro] Frankfurter of Mud Pig and Non-Sticky Fried Rice

Rancho Elpaso

Rancho Elpaso (ランチョ・エルパソ) is a popular restaurant founded in 1976 in Obihiro city, and is near Midorigaoka Park. Manos copr. (株式会社 マノス * Elpaso corp.) runs it, and Mr. Hideaki Hirabayashi (平林 英明) is a company president. The Rancho Elpaso is well-known for serving mud pig that grows up without worries in a large ranch, Tokachi district. The pig grows up in Elpaso Ranch, and they process pork into sausages and other products in the ranch and their factory. They use own-process completion, and serve reliable and safe food. At the restaurant, they also serve in-house production of Obihiro Beer. There is a shop as well as the restaurant at the building, too, and mud pig productions are sold. A slogan of the restaurant is "The climate creates food (風土がfoodを造る)". That is a pun in Japanese. They keep taking good care of the climate, so I think that the Rancho Elpaso is a popular restaurant with history.

Appearance of Building
Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-

Movie of Mud Pig

The appearance and the interior decoration are Mexican style. The building is large, and a autographed card of Mrs. Hiroshi Arakawa (荒川弘) drew Silver Spoon (銀の匙), a famous comic, is displayed. Setting of the comic is the Tokachi district, and the building also has an atmosphere of the Tokachi district. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. A concert is sometimes held at a hall, too.

Mexican Interior Decoration
Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-

Movie of Rancho Elpaso

By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Obihiro
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.


    Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More

    Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station

    Fried Rice Special

    I visited here at 11:30, the opening time, on a weekday. 3 groups of customers lined up before the opening time. I sat a table seat, and read a manu, and ordered Fried Rice Special (焼き飯スペシャル). The price was JPY 880.


    Fried Rice Special from Top
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-

    About 10 minutes later, the Fried Rice Special was served with a cup of soup and a dish of salad. Fried rice without a sticky texture and a mud pig frankfurt sausage were on a dish. I ate the rice, and seasoning was just right. It was tasty! I also enjoyed nice snap with frankfurter texture. I put the rice into my mouth, and finished eating. Thanks for the tasty meal!

    Non Sticky Fried Rice
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-
    Frankfurter of Mud Pig
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-
    As for Lunch, Fried Rice Special with Salad and Soup
    Fried Rice Special -Rancho Elpaso in Obihiro-

    Fried Rice Special and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Fried Rice Special

    Parking lot Parking is provided (25 Cars)
    Business hours 11:30-15:00 and 17:00-22:45
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Telephone number +81-155-34-3418
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 124 561 268*38

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
      Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
      Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
      Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
      Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
      Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
      Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
      Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
      Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
      Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
      Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
      Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
      Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
      Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
      JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
      Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
      Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
      Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
      Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
      Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
      Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
      APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
      Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
      Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
      Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
      Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
      Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
      Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
      Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
      Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
      Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)
      Taisho Crab House(大正カニの家)
      Iwanai Nature Forest(岩内自然の森)
      Snow Peak Tokachi Poroshiri Camp Field(スノーピーク十勝ポロシリキャンプフィールド)

      A page of Obihiro is here


      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.



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