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El Rancho de Laly

150 meters Oeste De La Cruz Rojo, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Ranked #30 of 47 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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San Jose
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

During Fridays is an excellent option for a quick lunch, reasonable price & close to the office, the service is not bad, however the waitresses are (sometimes) focused hitting on customers or gossiping between them instead of taking care of the customers.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Needed to grab lunch and the receptionist at the Hotel Luisiana suggested this place, which is about a 500 metre stroll slightly downhill. Nothing fancy but reasonably priced and seems to be popular with the locals. I didn't think it was "greasy" like the dude from Montana did but I suppose it depends on what you order. If you're staying... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Not the best place (talking about presentation) however food is a good option for the price. Service is good, however the girls sometimes are too focused hitting on customers or gossiping instead of serving. Overall a good option for the price, would not feel great taking my family there..

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Billings, Montana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is Americanized costa rican bar food, French fries with our Arroz con pollo and fajitas that were greasy not to mention missing any vegetable matter or tortillas.

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Highland Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great place for cheap food and drinks. Total local hangout. No one seemed to speak English. Safe area. Service was pretty good. Great place to go and enjoy typical Costa Rican cuisine at great prices. Portions are small so best to order 3 things for 2 people.

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Athens, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I ate at El Rancho de Laly two times during my stay in Costa Rica. The food was simply average in my opinion. Everything was reasonably priced though. Also, the atmosphere was very loud, and nobody spoke English. The restaurant is a short walk away from Hotel Luisiana. If I did not stay at Hotel Luisiana, I would not have... More

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Grass Valley
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were attracted to the restaurant by a gentleman standing at the curb motioning for passersby to drive into the restaurant parking lot. We were, in fact, looking for a restaurant, so we decided to try it. It was one of the better surprises we encountered in Costa Rica. Although the staff spoke no English and the restaurant was rather... More

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San Jose, CR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

You go to Laly's when you're tired, it's a weekday and you just want some costarican bar food and a beer. The ceviche is good, as is chifrijo. The owner is dedicated, really nice and always at the place checking on everything. He is also an animal lover and has some great fish tanks. Some days the karaoke is a... More

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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I came here on a Sunday afternoon for cheap eating about 1/2 mile walk from my hotel, Hotel Luisiana. For about $5-$8 you get a decent amount of food. I took my food to go, which I think makes a difference in Costa Rica. I feel that the food suddenly becomes bland/tasteless once you order "to go" (aka "para llevar").... More

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