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50 meters from the soccer field in Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506-777-0340
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Finally, authentic Mexican food in Costa Rica. Everything on the menu is made fresh daily. Open for lunch and dinner. You can also take it 'to go' or have it delivered, rain, or shine. In our new location, just down the street, we can now accomodate larger parties and more diners. Come enjoy the patio seating and fast friendly service.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The first time we were there we enjoyed a great meal and a couple of beers for a great price. We're returning two years later, and as we expected, nothing has changed. Despite the location changing the food is still great and the beer is still cold. If you want a bit of a mexican break you can't do better.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate here a couple of weeks ago and loved it. The fish tacos are the best I've had in Costa Rica, hands down! The owner/cook obviously cares a lot about his customers and came out to ask how everything was tasting. The house made chips and salsa were super tasty, as was the veggie burrito. Big portions, good price... More 

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write us such a positive review. I also wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting us and choosing to dine at Sancho's while on your vacation. You were very spot on with your review. You are right I care about everything that goes on... More 

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been wanting to go to est at Sancho´s for a long time and I finally did...! Wow the food was delicious and the portion was enormous ! We got nachos for two people and could not finished.. !! The owner Mike is very friendly and even though he was busy at work , he took time to come... More 

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

I wanna thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for finally making it to Sancho's to dine. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to write us this positive review. It was awesome getting to chat with you guys and I really wanna thank you for noticing the work I put in at Sancho's. I... More 

Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you are looking for some great Mexican food with a great family oriented atmosphere, Sancho's is your place! I recently ate lunch here and had the Chile Verde Burrito. Not only was it absolutely delicious, but it was HUUUGE! I basically got two whole meals out it! The service was great, and the family who owns it were so... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is the third year that we have visited Manuel Antonio and this gem of a place was on our itinerary every time we visited. This was one of the highlights! We had read that it was under management but were hopeful things had remained the same. Now the value and the portions have but the taste is just not... More 

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

Im really sorry to hear about this. My whole life gets put into to Sancho's to make every customer happy and I put my all into the homework to make sure my food is just as good as Marahalls or even better. I been asking a lot of return locals about the food and they say it's better then Marshals... More 

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Real Mex flavor in a country that doesn't do that normally. The salsa verde has some good heat. Check this place out. A burrito is plenty big enough to share if you're not starving. Grab a burro after a great day at the beach.

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Sancho's and enjoying the food and experience with us here. I appreciate the 5 star review as that means the world to me. I also appreciate you taking your time out of your day to write this review. My whole life gets put into Sancho's and I'm sure it shows. When I get a... More 

Danville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very small place on Main rd in MA. May have a wait, but worth it! Nice owner, great food! Open air so can be noisy from buses?

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on your visit to Sancho's. I'm am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. This means the world to me as my whole life gets put into Sancho's to make sure customers enjoy the whole experience with us. Sorry if you had to wait a little bit. It must of... More 

Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Come hungry, leave happy. For how crazy the prices are around Manuel Antonio... this place makes it easy on you. The food is simply wonderful.. and filling. Lots of Food at a great price. The location is easy to find too.

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

I wanna thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart for your 5 star review and choosing to dine at Sancho's. It always brings me great joy to jump on trip advisor and see a great review. It makes the 7 days a week 15 hour days all worth it. You hit the nail right on the... More 

Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had been searching for Mexican food in Manuel Antonio. The first tiem we went here January 2014 we just wanted to sample the chips and salsa and have a beer. Service was pretty bad, no liquor license, but salsa was worth another try. It has since changed ownership and when we went back service was much better plus they... More 

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

Im very happy to hear we gave you better service and you enjoyed the salsa. Im sorry to hear that you thought the food was just ok. Thats something i never like to hear as my goal is to have every customer satisfied from when they walk in till they leave. My goal is to please everyone who dines at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My 18 year old son and I found this place, as we were staying in a hostel near by. We ended up eating here 3 times, and took a lunch to go, on our way out of town. The owner and his staff were amazing!! They even let us bring our own beer into the restaurant as we enjoyed his... More 

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Mike Z, Owner at Sancho's, responded to this review

I wanna thank you guys so much for frequently visiting Sancho's during your stay in Manuel Antonio. I am so happy to hear you guys enjoyed the food we have to offer. This brings me great joy to hear as i put my blood, sweat, tears and my whole life into Sancho's. Hope to see you and your son next... More 

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Address: 50 meters from the soccer field in Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-777-0340
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 1 - 9
Cuisine: Mexican

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