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El Rancho Restaurant

) #42 of 73 Restaurants in Manuel Antonio ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , South American,
Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0481
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuna” (17 reviews)
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Costa Rican, South American, Central American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2016

We were staying at this hotel (the rooms arre nice but kinda pricey). We were looking for restaurants and ended up eating here when we could not decide where to go. It actually was very good. We loved the ceviche and tuna.

1  Thank billvau
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a small place, with a restaurant that is not as well advertised as other places (you can easily miss it). Small number of tables, so reservations recommended). Excellent fish. Nice salad. No views, so good place to go for a later dinner (where...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Not much you can say that is not praise about Villas Nicholas. Sitting in our spacious one bedroom with terrace over looking the Pacific Ocean and the jungle. The people are nice, pool is pristine, rooms are clean, small intimate setting, even the dining area...More

Thank TorontoDan
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice little place near the center of town. Food was excellent and service great. View of the ocean if you go before sunset. I had the tuna with wasabi and my wife had grouper with the sauce. Both were fresh and tasty. Tab wasn't...More

Thank steve01721
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We wondered by Villas Nicolas and saw the sign for the restaurant and decided to give it a try. My boyfriend and I both really enjoyed our meals - he had the pork which came with a really delicious sauce and I had the catch...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were a small group and all ordered something different. Service was very good and we were not rushed. Presentation of all dishes was good and the food was spiced nicely and cooked as ordered, some dishes under-cooked but perfectly cooked as requested. All portions...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best meal we've had in Costa Rica. A small, very intimate atmosphere with a chef who is both friendly and knowledgeable. There's limited space, about 5 tables and the bar. This is definitely a restaurant you need to eat at.

Thank cwilkes1129
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Not many tourists know of this restaurant as it is a little hidden, but it was by far our best meal in the Manuel Antonio area! Everything was fresh and local!

Thank Fizzypepsico
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing!!! The coconut margaritas were awesome and strong. We had yucca fries, nachos, Brie quesadillas that had mangoes in them, and ceviche. For dinner I had the chicken burrito. And for dessert we had hot bananas with ice cream. It was al...More

Thank MariaKristina22
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Few people know about this place in Manuel Antonio as it is found inside Villas Nicholas Hotel. The restaurant is called El Rancho and I am weary of writing this review because this is a hidden treasure. Most patrons of this place are often those...More

Thank Dre0303
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Restaurant Details

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Costa Rican, South American, Central American
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0481
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