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Upstairs at the RipJack Inn

100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0480
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“hummus” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Upstairs at the RipJack Inn
1. Best Breakfast Anywhere!
"The breakfast sandwich is the best EVER,"
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2. Fabulous Lunch and Dinner!
"From the breakfast, lunch and dinner, everything was great."
Sue W
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3. Happy Hour and Cheap Bocas!
" I had a jalapeno mango margarita and my wife had the melon cooler."
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our hotel is near RipJack so we stopped by for an early dinner. Great food and friendly service. Very kid friendly and we’re able to accomplish my food allergies.

Thank Leanne H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We stayed here in August and were blown away by how good the food was! Some reviews stated that it was expensive...I really didnt think so. Everything we ordered was amazing, we didnt have one thing that wasnt good. From breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, drinks,...More

1  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here multiple times on our visit. Dinner was good but we really loved the breakfast. The staff is friendly, the food is good and the atmosphere is wonderful!

Thank kpoploskie
RipleyCostaRica, General Manager at Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback, we will keep working hard to make every meal your favorite! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the daily happy hour and delicious drinks the staff spoke English and were very polite & friendly. The brunch was excellent . And the birds were beautiful as they came to visit just waiting for a treat.

1  Thank kmagmcd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service---stop in for half price cocktails from 4-6 and get them "to go" so you can head to the beach and watch the sun set. Then head back for dinner with a gentle breeze and live music one night per week. Staff is excellent...More

Thank mamakittel
RipleyCostaRica, General Manager at Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! We also have "cheap eats" during the 4-6 happy hour. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved their menu and the food even more. My wife, 14 yr old daughter and I all enjoyed it. Daughter walked down path to beach to get some great sunset pics. Added bonus - they had some March Madness on the TV at the bar...More

Thank Nonamesleftintripadv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was great. Lunch was great. Happy hour was great!! Dinner was great! We loved Andy the bartender and Daniel who waited on us several times. Rip Jacks is a great beach bar/restaurant. We could walk to it from our rental. The only draw back...More

Thank Sallysantos
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A very fun evening at Jack's. We ordered the tuna, shrimp and hummus, and fish tacos. All were perfection! Fun atmosphere and great service. We could have done without the dogs walking around the restaurant however, it didn't stop us from having a great night...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We enjoyed a dinner here after a day on the beach. Was delicious. Would enjoy coming back and staying at the resort. Maybe next year...

Thank PAL4848
RipleyCostaRica, Owner at Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 March 2018

It was happy hour but are drinks were less than average. We all ordered a shot to pour into our drinks as they were lacking liquor. Very big menu with all kinds of fun things for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. We didn't eat so...More

Thank dfjeter2
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20 July 2015|
Response from RipleyCostaRica | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code at RipJack Inn, please dress however makes you happy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Formerly Upstairs @ the RipJack)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0480
  • E-mail
Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique treetop dining experience. RipJack also offers private chef service, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and have a special menu for kids twelve and under. Join us for happy hour every day from 4:00 - 6:00 where you will enjoy cheap beer, 2 X 1 cocktails and a delicious bocas (small plates) menu. Sunday mornings we offer an extensive brunch menu including Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's. During the season you can catch your favorite NFL game here as well!
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