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Healthy, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

The El Rancho Restaurant & Bar has an amazing breakfast buffet every morning with different types of breakfast foods and fresh fruits that change every day. They have the best staff, bartender and servers that go above and beyond to make anything you can want...or ask for. We tried most things on menu and where never disappointed with the foods we ordered. The selection is great with many local meats, fish and vegetables. Would recommend trying many different foods and drink types at the restaurant and bar. Again great staff and servers would highly recommend while staying at Hotel Villas Rio Mar or visiting Dominical, Costa Rica 🇨🇷.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Villas Rio Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2022

Hello Jonathan, Thank you very much for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to share with us and our readers your experience in our restaurant, it fills us with great satisfaction to have met your quality standards and good service from our staff,...More

Reviewed 21 August 2020

One of the best places in Dominical (and I’ve been to many of them in town). There’s an extensive menu with enough choices and the food is delicious. Really friendly staff! Tip: ask for a table at the edge of the restaurant, so you’re close...to the gardens, which are beautifully enlightened at night! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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VillasRi0Mar, Marketing at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

Thank you Simone for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to share your experience with us, we are pleased that your stay was to your liking.

Reviewed 17 August 2020

This is such a cool place! Good food and great/friendly staff. At night the beautiful gardens are illuminated, which has a super cool effect while you're having dinner. Just go and check it out yourself, you won't be disappointed

Date of visit: November 2019
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VillasRi0Mar, Marketing at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

Hello Maurice, Thank you very much for your excellent recommendation, we are very satisfied that your dinner was to your liking and we hope to have your visit again.

Reviewed 20 March 2020

We have been to this restaurant 4-5 times last year, brought friends and we where always eager to go back. Well we went back this year with my brother and we took the tuna salad as usual. We first noticed that they had change the...menu and the price was higher but that did not stop us, then the plate was smaller than before and to finish it all me and my wife and a very short stage of diarhea, my brother and his wife had something else.This was the last time we went there, so many good restaurants around Uvita.. I do not recommend anymore.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Hi Thank you very much for sending us your opinion, we are glad that you have enjoyed the quality of our Restaurant on your previous visits, we feel that this time your experience was not to your liking, we always maintain the quality and each...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Ambiance just right; service so friendly and efficient and a great choice of menu with many delicious dishes.Great way to spend a few hours and you can enjoy happy hour too!

Date of visit: March 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Thank you very much for letting us know your experience in our restaurant, we hope to have the privilege of serving you again. Atte, Restaurante el Rancho!

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

This hotel is amazing. Amazing service Fressia is very helpful. Also great food and really great swimming pool highly recomendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your visit and for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to send us your experience in our hotel, having attended you was more than an honor and we hope to be able to count on your...More

Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

It was really nice Fressia helpt us good. Also the music was really nice. Really relaxing vibe for your holiday!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hello Dear Robin, Thank you very much for your kind review and for sharing it with our followers, for us it was more than an honor and we hope to have the privilege of having your visit again. Thank you for your mention of our...More

Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

The waiters were amazing and served such great food! I really appreciated the included breakfast as well, it was great for the morning right before we left!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you very much for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to send us your opinion, for us they are very important, we hope to be able to count on your visit again it will be more than an honor to assist you....More

Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Shade, good food, friendly and attentive staff, pool view, tranquillo, and beautiful gardens. Will absolutely return when we head back to the beach! This is Pura Vida live in Costa Rica!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you very much for your review and for sharing it with our readers, we are pleased to know that we managed to meet your standards of good service and quality of our menu, we hope to have the privilege of serving you again. Atte,...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

I stayed at Rio Mar during my last visit to CR in January as I always do and the reason, their customer service specialist, Fressia at the pool bar. She makes the best drinks, always greets me with a smile, and goes above and beyond....If you want the best service, tips on where to go and what to do, and want to try the best crafted cocktail In Costa Rica, head to Rio Mar. Everyone in hospitality should strive to be at her level. Thank you Fressia!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

Hi Ronnie, Thank you very much for making us part of your holidays, for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to share your experience with our followers. We are very pleased to know that your stay was to your liking and we hope...More

Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant! Very nice atmosphere! The food was amazing, and huge portions! Beautiful place with many friendly faces welcoming you! Recommend it highly!

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Hi Thank you very much for your preference, we are very pleased to have made your visit to our restaurant an excellent service and quality experience, we hope you will be many more. Atte Restaurante El Rancho!

Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Spent 2 afternoons at the pool side restaurant at Hotel Rio. Freesia, the bartender, made the best margarita I’ve ever had! She was very kind and attentive. The ceviche was excellent!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Thank you for your excellent rating, we are very happy that your visit to our Restaurant was to your liking and we managed to meet your quality standards, thanks for the mention of our partner. We hope to have the privilege of having your visit...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020

I had a great stay at Villas Rio mar very clean and all the staff were very friendly especially Fressia she was so helpful she gave me so many tips on where to go locally for everything we needed, especially that we were there to...celebrate our daughters birthday thanks to her we were able to find a bakery. We loved our stay definitely recommend! Btw her drinks are amazing and Costa Rica is beautifulMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to send us your opinion about our service in the restaurant, we are very pleased to know that you enjoy the service and that we managed to exceed your expectations, we hope to...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020

Fressia was extremely nice and she provided excellent drinks and service. She was also very informative and knew where all the best spots for sight seeing was.. 10/10 service!

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Thank you very much for your excellent rating and for your mention of our partner, we are very glad that your stay was to your liking and we hope to see you very soon! Atte, Restaurante El Rancho!

Reviewed 16 February 2020

12 of us stayed here for 3 days, the pool bar was the best part of our stay, Frescia was personable and super friendly. We’ll be back just to see her :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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VillasRi0Mar, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Thank you very much for your preference and for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to send us your opinion, we hope to have the privilege of count on your visit again! Atte, Restaurante El Rancho!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5