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The Rico Tico Bar & 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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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Great experience and service here at the Rico Tico. Steven Flores was kind and generous. Would definitely come back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Genna N
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great experience and service here at the Rico Tico. Steven Flores was kind and generous. Would definitely come back!

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had so much fun at this bar that we made sure we were there everyday for happy hour. The bartenders were so nice and laughed at all our antics.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It has a beautiful view, the food was delicious and witha great cuality. We had an amazing experience at the hotel, enjoy the life music and even help playing some instruments. The people was very kind and welcoming. We definitely go back once again.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Anngye Q: We appreciate your review and that you had an exceptional Costa Rica experience with us. Our kitchen is always focused on the freshness and quality of our menu. We look forward to hosting you again with more of our hospitality at Si Como No Resort, part of our family of Greentique Hotels. Best regards, Steven Flores Supervisor More 

Dublin 4
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed at the Si Como No - which loosely translated means "yes why not" and it lives up to its name - a great place to chill and enjoy lovely views of the Pacific Ocean. The food is great but the staff take the biscuit making you feel so welcome. I will certainly be back.

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DQSCN, Manager at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Aidan P: We would like to express our appreciation, not only for staying at Si Como NO, but also for appreciating our service and value, including the Rico Tico Jungle Grill, where the friendliness comes natural and where we are happy to make folks feel at home so they can kick back and chill. Best regards, Steven Flores Supervisor More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved the drinks and the bananas flambé! We were lucky to be staying at the hotel and ate and drank here often. The food was great. And the service was always attentive. Excellent views, food and staff all around.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Shannon R: Thank you for your review!! We are glad that you enjoyed not only the resort facilities but also the relaxed atmosphere and attentive service of our restaurants, including the show we do with our famous Banana Flambé at the Rico Tico. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again at Si Como No as a... More 

Forked River, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had an early dinner here our last night in Costa Rica. Didier was our server and he was great. We were the only people there and had a very relaxing last dinner in Costa Rica. The view is gorgeous and we even saw a toucan while we were enjoying our meal. The food and drinks were also very good.

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear BeachSoell: We appreciate the time you took to write this review. Is very rewarding for us to receive the many encouraging compliments of our staff that help to motivate us and enjoy hosting more of what we do best by offering exceptional Costa Rica experiences. Gracias, Steven Flores Supervisor More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great restaurant in a great hotel. Food is fresh and there are several,authentic Costa Rican dishes on the menu. Beautiful view overlooking the ocean and tropical forests. While we were there we did see a toucan and a sloth on the property. Staff is extremely friendly, especially our waiter Joel. We ate several meals there and all were very good.... More 

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mplstodd: We appreciate your “Pura Vida” review and that you highly recommended the hospitality of Si Como No. Joel and the rest of the team at the Rico Tico would love to have you and your family back again soon to enjoy more of the Magic of Nature with us and the rest of our family of Greentique Hotels.... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very accommodating staff; however, I feel they may get tired of dealing with a bunch of kids. Kids can be demanding with little rewards. But parents that have happy kids are happy parents! Pool closed at 8, which was a little early, but they were understanding with this time as long as things were going smooth. This was a very... More 

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Armcrna: Thank you for acknowledging our accommodating staff. We really do enjoy hosting all our guests, including families with youngsters, honeymooners and Empty Nesters who all share in their own way the enjoyment of both our family pool, beside the Rico Tico, as well as our adult pool, with the swim up bar and separate jungle terrace. With over... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The waitstaff was extremely accommodating of our family, and did a great job with not only the food, but with a reasonable complicated allergy issue. Food was great, well above expectations, but the highlight was the show put on by Didier for the bananas flambé. The kids loved it (as did the bigger kids!), and the eating was even better... More 

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DQSCN, Supervisor at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear XenonSky: We take all special food requests very seriously and we are glad that everything went well with your family. Thank you for mentioning Didier and his banana Flambé performance to the rhythm of Harry Belafonte! There was no better word to describe Rico Tico: Fun!! Thank you for that! We would love to have you again as our... More 

Kingston, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I have been visiting Si Como No for over ten years now and we’ve gotten to know many members of the great staff of Rico Tico over the years. Most notably home for the breakfast included in your stay, we’ve seen this restaurant grow from a small room with baked goods inside a cabinet to the full-blown... More 

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DQSCN, General Manager at The Rico Tico Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Chris B: You can count on us to continue to deliver the “magic of nature” of Si Como No’s experience that create those cherished memories provided by our dedicated staff, some going back now over 20 years, who make a stay with us a truly authentic Costa Rican experience. We hope to see you take advantage of our sister... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?