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Rico Tico Jungle Grill

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Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio | Sicomono Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506) 2777 0777
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Description: Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by...
Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by jungle gardens and graced with breathtaking jungle and ocean vistas. The grill offers Tico cuisine, a children's menu with many specialized fresh tropical cocktails. Just ask Jimmy Buffett about our buffet - not to mention, our margaritas! Choose from daily fish specials, and ask for the famous Banana Flambe as the grand finale.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
To Die for Ceviche!!! Great live music and dancing while you dine to great food!!!

They had the most Amazing Ceviche I have ever had, it was made with Snook and plantain chips home made and guacamole, To Die For!! Great Atmosphere for Romantic Evening

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
bshenko55
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Cocoa Beach, Fl
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  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Cocoa Beach, Fl
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

They had the most Amazing Ceviche I have ever had, it was made with Snook and plantain chips home made and guacamole, To Die For!! Great Atmosphere for Romantic Evening

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed next door to Rico Tico in Manuel Antonio, on our honeymoon. Our first lunch we stopped in at Rico Ticos and were served by the wonderful Jazmin. She was so kind, her recommendations were great, and the whole staff were really great. We returned almost daily for the fresh food, awesome service, and incredible view. On Jazmin's days... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Inside the hotel near the pool, the casual restaurant has wonderful fresh food. We ordered the Tuna with Wasabi and another with garlic and both were amazingly good. Some of the best we've had anywhere. The tuna had been caught that AM. They also have Tex Mex and Kids menu options.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ghibesan: We are pleased that you enjoyed the setting and the freshness and quality of our chef’s menu at the Rico Tico Jungle Grill, including the Kids Menu. Our casual atmosphere you appreciated continues to reflect the “Pura Vida” vibe along with the jungle and ocean vistas that together the exceptional Costa Rica experiences that seem to set us... More 

Chapin, South Carolina
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We enjoyed really good food with great service (especially Steven) at this restaurant in the Si Como No hotel at the swim - up bar. This made our stay there even more enjoyable. If you are there in the evening, order the banana flambe for the show - their specialty.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Catherine M: Thank you very much for your endorsement of our popular Rico Tico Jungle Grill, and for mentioning Steven Flores, one of our dedicated supervisors, who along with the rest of our team truly enjoy hosting exceptional Costa Rica experiences for you and the rest of our guests who stay or visit us at the our resort throughout... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came here for food three days in a row!!!!! Alex Aguilar really treated us like family. He was constantly checking in to make sure everything was okay and to see if we needed anything. The drinks me food were delicious. Definitely get a chips and guacamole or chips and pico de gallo dish. Tons of vegetarian options, but if... More 

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Taylor G: From all of us at Rico Tico, we would like to thank you for your encouraging review! We are glad that you enjoyed our menu of homemade recipes and the good service provided, including by Alex and the rest of our team who work together to create the atmosphere we enjoy offering. Gracias too for the recommendation... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rico Tico at Si Como No Resort was great and the staff, to include manager, cooks, waiters , bartenders were delightful and very attentive. Their banana flambe -- and its presentation is a memory maker. We ordered it every night ... and let the whole restaurant enjoy its uniqueness.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Paula F: We really appreciate your recognition of our dedicated team at the Rico Tico Jungle Grill! We feel it’s the willingness to offer guests those special memories, with exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, that comes naturally to all of us. We lost track of how many thousands of Banana Flame’s served as our signature desert, but most guests can’t... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we had to eat gluten free and the kitchen staff and servers were completely on top of this. we had no contamination issues. we want to give special thanks to Didier, Julio, Giancarlo and Paola for 3 days of great meals! and for all their hospitality.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear TTeamm: Muchas gracias! Is very rewarding for us to read your review and appreciation that we were able to comply with your dietetic requests, all part of helping to make your experience with us both seamless truly in the spirit of what we Tico call Pura Vida!! On behalf of all the Rico Tico Team, we thank you and... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The location and view was great! The food was just ok. I ordered fajitas and it was basically chicken and veggies with no tortillas. My husband ordered the fish sandwich. The service wasn't that great either.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Brookeheck828: We truly regret that your experience with us was not to your expectation. We realize you thought you ordered Fajitas, which are not on the menu, but rather a traditional Casado that does not come with tortillas. Had we realized your request, we surely would have included a side order at no charge, or for that matter your... More 

Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed for 3 night at Si Como No Resort, where Rico Tico is located. We ate at the restaurant several times, for all 3 meals. Everything was delicious and the service and staff could not be more attentive. The view at the restaurant and hotel is something to die for.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Karen R: We appreciate your patronage and complementary review. We very much agree that the “Magic of Nature” is not only just the lush Tropical Forest that surrounds the Si Como No Resort, but how it combines with the friendly atmosphere and attentive service offered with every delicious meals you enjoyed. Gracias, Steven Flores Supervisor More 

Columbia,IL
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457 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited Rico Tico on several occasions over 3 days in the area. First the food is all very good. We had many different dishes but the fish sandwich is excellent. Two servers that did outstanding jobs, Jazmin and Steve. They will take very good care of you with a smile.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Rollinsthomas: Thank you for choosing the Rico Tico Jungle Grill while visiting Manuel Antonio. It’s always great when our guests take the time to mention our staff, including Jazmin and Steven, part of our professional service and “Pura Vida” hospitality we do our best to deliver. Hopefully next time you’ll stay with us at the Si Como No Resort... More 

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Address: Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio | Sicomono Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506) 2777 0777
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio | Sicomono Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506) 2777 0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by jungle gardens and graced with breathtaking jungle and ocean vistas. The grill offers Tico cuisine, a children's menu with many specialized fresh tropical cocktails. Just ask Jimmy Buffett about our buffet - not to mention, our margaritas! Choose from daily fish specials, and ask for the famous Banana Flambe as the grand finale.

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