I tried Medrano's Mexican Restaurant for lunch the other day, and I enjoyed my meal. Medrano's is located on the north side of Ashdown, a few blocks north of the new E-Z Mart and the Classic Chevrolet car dealership. It's also right across US Highway 59 and 71 from Cossatot Community College (a branch of the University of Arkansas). The restaurant is housed in an old building along the side of the highway. It can be easy to miss if you are not looking for it. I noticed it looks like the windows had been covered with plywood and painted over. Not exactly a good facade. The dining area inside is a bit on the dark side. Not enough light. With all that being said, the service was very good. The waiters seemed happy we were there and ready to help. We (my sister and I) asked for a booth, and we got one in a nice corner of the restaurant. The chips and salsa were very good. The tortilla chips seemed extra thin and crispy, which was nice. The salsa was good, too, and there was plenty of it. We could pour it into our cups for dipping, and there was so much that we didn't finish it all. It didn't take long to get our orders. I ordered the fajita lunch special. The portions were generous, with grilled steak, chicken, onions and peppers. It came with rice and refried beans, a little guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and tomato. I also received two, hot, tortilla pancakes. All in all it was a pretty good meal for the price. Hours posted outside show they are open from 11 AM to 9 PM on most days. I would definitely eat at Medrano's again. It's a nice Mexican restaurant.