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Rancho Steak & Lobster

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Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Argentinean
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Palapa Village, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
1-721-545-2495
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, service terrible!

My husband and I got there 9pm, the restaurant was very quiet, we promptly got our table and menus then waited about 20 minutes until someone took our order, and only after my husband flagged one of the staff down and requested it. The staff, which are plenty seem very young and clueless, it is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Kerry R
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I got there 9pm, the restaurant was very quiet, we promptly got our table and menus then waited about 20 minutes until someone took our order, and only after my husband flagged one of the staff down and requested it. The staff, which are plenty seem very young and clueless, it is very frustrating to see them... More 

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Rancho has finally turned the corner and become a restaurant not to miss. The restaurant itself is beautiful and now has food to match. The steaks were some of the best we have had on the Island in years, and we visit about 6 times a year. Rancho was always a place we drove by on our way to other... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you like meat this is your place. If you are vegetarian, maybe try somewhere else. We each had the ribeye and split a lobster tail. If you are used to Maine lobster you may be disappointed. This Caribbean lobster was delicious. The chimichuri sauce for the steaks really made them stand out. Hands down the prettiest wait staff on... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful Resturant and atmosphere. Ambiance was romantic. Service was very good. Food was pretty good. The empanadas, guacamole and garlic butter were all excellent. The meatball/mashed potato dish wasn't my favorite but if you like your meatballs meaty and dense maybe they're for you. The mashed potatoes were however delicious. We enjoyed the fajitas very much, though slightly on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

True to the word of Argentina Steaks. This establishment met up to the standards . There were 4 of us in the party and decided to try a variety of choices. Appetizers started out with coconut lime battered shrimp and calamari. All were winners. Next , for main entrées were ribeye, lobster scampi, bbq ribs , & shrimp scampi. All... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice ambiance and friendly service in this restaurant, beautiful view overlooking the big yatchs, the food was very good, my steak was cooked to perfection, my husband ‘s duck was delicious also and the chocolate dessert was superb

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Peoria, IL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We dined here for our 43rd anniversary. We were greeted with an outgoing waiter who showed us to our table. Awaiting us was a Happy Anniversary sign from the staff along with glasses of sparkling wine. Our waiters were extremely efficient and personable. We had spare ribs which were tender and flavorful. The entire meal was delicious and we also... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The service was wonderful (although very slow like everything else on the island). We had a large group and the entire staff could not have been nicer. Great food, great ambiance. The view is great, it overlooks at the yachts that are docked.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

When you are looking for great Argentine beef try Rancho's . The menu is really fabulous as well as the food. Service was very good and the new décor looks great. Entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Will definitely be making this a regular stop when in St. Maartin.

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The Valley, Anguilla
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45 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

That just melts in your mouth with each bite...loved the ambiance plus the service was attentive, friendly and quick even though it was busy. The portions are quite filling, sadly I couldn't even get to dessert. Also, there was a live Latin band adding to the fabulous atmosphere and they were so entertaining that you just wanted to dance the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palapa Village, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: 1-721-545-2495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?