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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ripjack serves delicious Costa Rican cuisine. I had a green salad with chicken and an Asian dressing, my husband had chicken tostadas. Both meals were very good. Our waitress Maria José was just fabulous! Just a short walk and you're on a gorgeous beach loaded...More

Thank luckygrl2016
RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking your time giving us a review, we really appreciate it. Hope you come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike other restaurants in the area, they add 23% for tax+service, which makes a very unpleasant surprise! The food was not very tasty either. No reason to eat here!More

Thank Naama M
RipleyCostaRica, Manager at Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the quality of the food. We hope that you let the staff know so they had an opportunity to correct the problem. We comply with the law in Costa Rica which requires us to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the breakfast, lunch and dinner, everything was great. The staff was friendly and had a great happy hour. Their happy hour was great and we are headed back in December. Can't wait.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed eating here for lunch and dinner. The food was good and the service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the no-flour chocolate cake.

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were there in June 2017 and stayed at a rental house near the beach. We ate at RipJack twice during the week. The atmosphere is nice and open. The food was good. It definitely has the vacation vibe. One thing to note is that...More

Thank MNorthey
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went for dinner and unfortunately two very large parties had already put in their orders and it took us over an hour to get our food which arrived lukewarm. In the meantime...there were two dogs (possibly Rip and Jack) that freely roamed the restaurant...More

Thank jonib25
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Waiter very friendly and helpful when quizzed about local facilities. Excellent food and good value for money.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is good but don't be fooled by the prices on the chalkboard....They add 23% of taxes and services on the price of their menu. I wasn't happy with this! They have better food for less at Sugar's Monkey or La Marejada ( litterally...More

1  Thank Stéphanie R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The service was great, the waiter was very attentive, they made great drinks and my husband and I both had the sea bass that was served with a pineapple wild rice, it was phenomenal, we had fried plantains as an appetizer and I had the...More

Thank Jennifer M
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19 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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