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El Rancho de Laly

Costa Rican
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150 meters Oeste De La Cruz Rojo, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great option for lunch within walking distance from Hotel Luisiana

Looking for a close place to have lunch, a hotel employee recommended El Rancho. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the food. My husband and I shared a meal and appetizer, and it was more than enough for us. Actually it was one of the better meals we've had in Costa Rica... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a very casual karaoke and billiards bar. They have a long menu of tico foods that all qualify as "bar food". They aren't gourmet, but they are tasty and CHEAP. If you want an Olla de carne at 10pm...this is the place you go. And it always tastes good. Tacos, ceviche....all standard tico fare.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Looking for a close place to have lunch, a hotel employee recommended El Rancho. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the food. My husband and I shared a meal and appetizer, and it was more than enough for us. Actually it was one of the better meals we've had in Costa Rica and at great prices.... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

always packed with locals who want cheap eats and not bad but certainly not gourmet but parking is a huge problem because it is so popular

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Rideau Lakes, Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Loud Latin beat, cold beer, pool hall in the back...what more could you want? Food? Very good and reasonable prices. Service? Excellent, friendly, and cute! Bonus? Goats in the back yard.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very good and reasonable food. Popular with locals. Ceviche is excellent but plenty of choices for vegetarians.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This one is located at Megasuper at the autopista in Santa Ana. Service was marginal... the food OK but not exceptional in any way... The prices certainly high enough...

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San Jose
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When you think of cheap food sometimes you don't think it will taste good. This place proves you wrong, with eye popping prices and delicious meals. Ask for the Buffalo Wings they are delicious. P.D They changed the name to "El Rancho"

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a terrific open-air restaurant that tourists will not think to visit and miss out on a great atmosphere, terrific food, generous cocktails and wonderful music.I would highly recommend eating here. They have terrific and cheap ceviche, great fried chicken, terrific wings and really good arroz con pollo. This is a place for authentic Latin food and terrific music.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

really fresh and really good and you can see from the menu really cheap. not much more than that. great food, cheap, definitely be back

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stopped in here a few times during my stay in Costa Rica. The prices were reasonable, the drinks were good, and the staff friendly despite my minimal Spanish-speaking skills. The arroz con pollo was the perfect portion size, and the ceviche was fresh and tasty. If you go, you have to have the chiliguaro shots!

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Additional Information about El Rancho de Laly

Address: 150 meters Oeste De La Cruz Rojo, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 meters Oeste De La Cruz Rojo, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?