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Rancho Steak & Lobster

$$$
Argentinean, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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  • 21
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  • 17
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent

We were here at this restaurant January 23rd, 2015 a party of six. They sat us in the back of the restaurant, which we had a lovely view of the Mega Yachts. Our waiter was Garbo, (sp) he was very sweet and a very good server. Our food & drinks were fast, food was excellent, just a little over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
jersey080
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new jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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new jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were here at this restaurant January 23rd, 2015 a party of six. They sat us in the back of the restaurant, which we had a lovely view of the Mega Yachts. Our waiter was Garbo, (sp) he was very sweet and a very good server. Our food & drinks were fast, food was excellent, just a little over priced,... More 

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Beacon Hill, Sint Maarten
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is totally refurbished by the owner, Barbara, who is now permanently present on Sint Maarten. It is the personal touch that does it. She welcomes the guests and during the evening she has a friendly word for all present. The new entourage is stylish and gives a extra classy look to the restaurant. Also the area of the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Rancho and it was a good experience. They have really good tenderloin steak. The staff is v friendly and helpful. The overall experience was nice.

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cheshire,connecticut
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158 reviews 158 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

2 diners had the 8oz. Steak tenderloin which they reported to be excellent and could be cut with a butter knife. Another diner had the rack of lamb and she reported it to be among the best she'd ever had. I had the Mahi, Mahi grilled, very good. Served with mashed potatoes and a nice serving of sautéed veggies. The... More 

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Cupecoy Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Best mojito on the island, hands down. We only went for appetizers and drinks, the chorizo appetizer and the beef carpaccio was outstanding, we will be back!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So I get there with my companion and we are seated at an area by the window after ten minutes of no one checking on us a lady came yelling at us asking why we sitting there and forced us to get up and moved us to a tiny table in the middle of everything. The hostess said she will... More 

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BalyDesigns, Owner at Rancho Steak & Lobster, responded to this review

Dear Princess Leiloni, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. This helps us to better understand the needs of our guests and act accordingly. Especially during the weekend we are usually fully booked and its so busy that a server might escort our guests to the table instead of the hostess who... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For some reason we always end up at rancho for early dinner every Christmas. Fish and chicken and ribs are always good. They have recently remodeled and the place looks great. Fun to check out the giant yachts just behind the restaurant. (Especially when you wait for your food...which you always will! even if there is no one else there.)... More 

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

nice view, nice building, nice atmosphere, great live entertainment (on Saturday), great service. Personally it think the food was a little overpriced. We had the 85$ menu, where the appetizer was huge, which consisted of tortilla chips, chicken wings and fried calamari. Great sauces with it. Main course I chose fish and steak, asked for medium-rear and got medium-well...this kind... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

i most say not bad for a steak house in simpsonbay my wife order the coconut shrimps which were amazing i order the beef carpaccio i was not too impress, it only tasted like lemon and it was cut too thick then we order the 3 steak plancha to share witch were 600gr of grill meat tenderloin, rib eye, ny... More 

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Manchester, MD USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We went with friends upon a suggestion by a local woman. It sits over the water as do many along the main road through Simpson Bay. It did not smell good but no one else cared. Until...a huge cockroach ran up my friend's leg and under his shirt. No one bothered to check on the disturbance. The restaurant was practically... 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: Argentinean, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?