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Restaurant & Bar El Rancho

€€ - €€€Healthy, International,
900mtrs to the right at the Dominical entrance, passing under the bridge, along the baru river | 800 M North From The Dominical Entrance Along The Baru River, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0052
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Healthy, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
900mtrs to the right at the Dominical entrance, passing under the bridge, along the baru river | 800 M North From The Dominical Entrance Along The Baru River, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came here first for a celebratory dinner... did it up and ordered the $20 steak... it came perfectly marinated and cooked to temp. it ended up being two (delicious) meals. the coconut crusted fish was amazing as well, and perfectly cooked along with a...More

Thank osovital
MEsquivel, Gerente at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello osovital, Thank you for your time and comments. This really helps us and motivates to continue doing our job better for all our clients. We hope to see you again. Atte: Your friends of El Rancho.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a early afternoon break in the restaurant. The papaya smoothie tasted amazing. The view into the garden area was fantastic!

Thank steelriver2014
MEsquivel, Gerente at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola, Thank you for your comment. We really appreciate. You are invited to visit us again and try our delicious plates for dinner or lunch. Atte: Yours friends from Rest. El Rancho.

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Been in Dominical many times but always ate at he beach, this time we rode to this place and where surprise of this huge place near the Baru river. My wife had a tuna tartare plus a salad and I had a fettucini. The tartare...More

Thank RWPrider
MEsquivel, Gerente at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello RWPrider, Thank you for your time and send us your feedback. It's really important to us. We hope to see you again soon. We also have other exquisit plates, you have to try. Atte: Your friends of Rest El Rancho. Pura Vida!!!!

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here... The dinner included some of the best Real Ceviche we have had. No acidic; well balanced. The Seafood Rice (arroz con mariscos) was very tasty. Had good drinks (Campari & soda and Cointreau) at a reasonable price for the...More

Thank rafos
MEsquivel, Gerente at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Hola Rafos, Thank you for your feedback, it's really appreciate for us. You are invited to come back again. I will tell Carol your excellent comment about her. Atte: Your friends of Villas Rio Mar.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were looking for a god pizza place for the children and were extremely pleased with the quality of the pizza and the efficient, friendly staff.

Thank kathyops2014
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stayed at hotel and very much enjoyed the bar and restaurant area. The food was good and breakfast buffet was included with room. Very pretty dining experience.

Thank Carol I
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Group trip so all have different tastes and between us we ate most things on the menu during our stay, the food was exceptional, very nice steaks, chicken and sea food. The staff were very friendly and helpful, water and warm rolls offered on the...More

Thank rachel1712
MEsquivel, Manager at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Great to hear you had a great time and that you loved our food. Thank you and love to see you back one day.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

The breakfast buffet (if there is available this day, not every day) is very good, fresh fruit, typical costarrican breakfast, bread, cereal, good coffee, is very good. Lunch.. no.. there are better option in the area, even the food is good, it is quite expensive....More

Thank Carlos C
MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurant & Bar El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Hello dear guest, Thanks you for your comment, for us is very important, to continue giving a better service to all our clients. Usually our breakfast is buffet every day, but if not, the breakfast will be able a la cart and chose anything! Our...More

Reviewed 13 May 2016

We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at this restaurant during our stay at Villas Rio Mar. They have some very good dishes at reasonable prices. The staff is just awesome - extremely friendly and accommodating. They are also open until pretty late in the evening...More

Thank wishicudtravelmore
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner our last of 4 nights in Dominical. We were the only customers which isn't unusual this time of year. The food is way overpriced (I can pay less for a shrimp dinner in the states where it has...More

Thank JaK1187
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Healthy, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900mtrs to the right at the Dominical entrance, passing under the bridge, along the baru river | 800 M North From The Dominical Entrance Along The Baru River, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0052
  • E-mail
Description
El Rancho restaurant & bar at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is considered one of the best places to eat in the area of Dominical and Uvita. The menu offers a great selection of international dishes and local specialties. Enjoy the quality food with a good glass of wine; the wine list is quite extensive and contains some nice wines that are rare to find in Costa Rica.

You can also Bring Your Own Wine! Wine is expensive in Costa Rica; also for Restaurants! This makes wine in restaurants very expensive. El Rancho Restaurant at Hotel Villas Rio Mar in Dominical offers some great dishes that get even better when having a good glass of wine with it. We saw the problem and found the solution; just bring your own bottle of wine!

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The menu also includes tasty appetizers and special dishes for kids and vegetarians. Also quality espresso and cappuccino coffee is served. El Rancho restaurant at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is open to the public 365 days a year from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

Socialize with family & friends, meet new people or cheer for your favorite team at our cozy bar. You can also enjoy an ice cold beer during a game of billiards, foosball or darts. Besides a selection of soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, the bar offers wonderful cocktails & smoothies. You can also order a drink at our pool bar while having a refreshing swim in the large pool.

Something to celebrate? Hotel Villas Rio Mar is the perfect place in the area of Dominical and Uvita to host private events as: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, dinner parties, wedding receptions and parties.
Hotel Villas Rio Mar in Dominical also provides a fully equipped conference room and is the perfect location in the South Pacific for your business meetings & events.
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