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The Rico Tico Bar & Grill

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Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506) 2777 0777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Beautiful sunset and toucans

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
BeachSoell
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Forked River, New Jersey, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had dinner and watched the sunset at Rico Tico Bar and Grill and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Giancarlo was or server and Jose was our chef. Hands down best dining experience on our trip. We had the burritos and plantains. I will be dreaming of this meal until... More 

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

Dear Rachelklloyd: We really appreciate your great review and pleased that you enjoyed one of our “fabulous” tropical sunsets on our jungle pool terrace. We believe it’s the added value of experienced and friendly service, including Giancarlo, plus great recipes by our veteran chef, Jose Miguel, that get folks dreaming of returning for more amazing sunsets at Si Como No.... More 

Manteo, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

In addition to the spectacular view, Rico Tico offers great food and exceptional service. For couples, groups or families, this is the place!

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

Thank you Rhonda. It is always great to hear that we exceeded our guest’s expectations in both quality & service. We appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you again in the future as a regular guest of Si Como No and to try our other popular restaurant, the Claro Que Si, for more great views and exceptional Costa Rican... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were impressed with the outstanding service everyday. Giancarlo took good care of us, sending to quickly prepared drinks and excellent food. We enjoyed breakfast each day with lovely views from the grill! We'd love to be there now!

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

Dear Travelbyr: Thank you very much for your recognition of our great staff, including the good care you received from Giancarlo, part of our team at the Rico Tico Jungle Grill who enjoy sharing the atmosphere and great service they all offer as part of Si Como No Resort. Best regards Julio Rivas Head Supervisor More 

South Burlington, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed at Si Como No, so we had plenty of time to try things from Rico Tico. The highlights for me were the guacamole and the whole snapper they had as a special one night at dinner. Definitely come by and have something to eat here. Also, the night we had dinner here we ordered bananas flambe for dessert.... More 

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

Dear Nicole L: It’s great you consider our homemade recipe for Guacamole the best as well as our fish on the menu. We always start with the freshness of products prepared with the dedication of our kitchen staff headed up by Jose Miguel. We lost count of how many thousands of Banana Flambés we have served since we opened the... More 

Denver, Indiana
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As we stayed at Como Si No, we ate here a few times for lunch and breakfast and enjoyed Happy Hour around the pool. The staff is very attentive with great service. The food was good.

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

Dear Vickie D: Thank you for staying with us and for your review. At Si Como No our resort staff enjoys sharing the positive hospitality with our guests. So many guests continue to mention that Costa Rica has the nicest people they have met on holiday, and we would have to agree, when it comes to the folks who work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio, 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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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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