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“Super food”

Restaurant & Bar El Rancho
Ranked #26 of 45 Restaurants in Dominical
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican, International, Fast food
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
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 table.
The setting is lovely, spent time watching a humming bird and toucans.

Thank rachel1712
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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.

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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.
The service is good.

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Thank Carlos C
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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 restaurant "El Rancho" is open every day from 7:00 am till 10:00 pm, Our menu is varied and has prices for everyone, but will consider your comments to improve.

Once again, thanks a lot!

Staff Villas Rio mar!

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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 - I believe until 10pm - unlike most of the other places in the main drag of Dominical.

Thank wishicudtravelmore
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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 to be frozen, shipped and thawed, not simply caught and brought directly into the restaurant). The portion sizes were a joke, not to mention that the shrimp were overcooked, vegetables grossly undercooked and the potatoes were barely warm. Oh and I can't forget getting eaten alive by bugs the entire time. When we were done, our waitress asked if we wanted anything else (um, no) and took our plates. We then waited 15 minutes while she played on her phone instead of bringing the check. We had to get up and start to walk out before she noticed that she hadn't brought it. Will not be stopping here on our next trip to CR!

Thank JaK1187
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

The breakfast buffet was great. Dinner could have been better. It seemed like when they are busy they have a buffet only. The buffet isn't bad but didn't really want what was on it. Staff is friendly and quick for Costa Rica standards.

Thank Lizandjay
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