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Rancho Leon

Pizza, South American, Costa Rican
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Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Open for several years. Very good food. Friendly staff. English spoken and...
Open for several years. Very good food. Friendly staff. English spoken and on menu.
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  • 56
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch, local food

Had a good reasonably priced lunch here. Friendly service. Nice local food. I would recommend this place. You eat under a roof with no walls, so it is hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aucklander68
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Auckland
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Auckland
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good reasonably priced lunch here. Friendly service. Nice local food. I would recommend this place. You eat under a roof with no walls, so it is hot.

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Thank Aucklander68
Appling, Georgia
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Do not expect luxurious facilities or anything pretentious, but this is always a satisfying tipico Costarresense experience for taking a break for refreshments. Food is consistently prepared and delivered quickly, as customary in Tico establishments where all services except the actual cooking are provided by men. The building itself is of particular architectural interest, with several examples of a campo... More 

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Thank Frederic3030
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Three years ago when my wife and I were visiting Manuel Antonio, our hotel staff recommended this place as a place where the locals go and best for typical tabla food. It was one of our best meals, so of course when we come back, it was our first stop into Quepos. Located on on highway 34, about 2 Km... More 

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Thank alexturner74
Hong Kong
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230 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We took our family of 10 for lunch on the way home from Manuel Antonio to San Jose. This was an excellent place to stop. We were able to see red iguana in the surrounding trees to keep us busy while we waited for food. The guacamole is dynamite and the nachos is a must order. They are big enough... More 

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Thank iamarugger
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for our first night meal. Great costa rican food as well as good ole hamburgers and french fries served in a friendly atmosphere. Note: trip advisor listed "pizza" as a menu choice, which is not on the menu. A nice way to start vacation!

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Thank Jen S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food, good price, good quantities; the stuff was really kind. Homemade flavour, nice chicken nachos

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Thank Ruben B
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We took the advice of a few locals and had dinner at Rancho Leon during our recent visit to Manuel Antonio...and we were definitely not disappointed. In fact, we enjoyed our meal so much that we had our driver bring us back there for lunch the following day before leaving town. Best typical food in town. Be sure to try... More 

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Thank LaLaLakey
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

The best meal that we've had in Costa Rica, bar none. Family owned & operated specializing in authentic, local cuisine. Our meal was superb from start to finish & we were treated like we were family. My only regret is we didn't come sooner, as we leave in the morning.

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Thank Bryan L
San Jose, CA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A little bit out of town, but not too far and taxis are frequent and not that expensive. The restaurant is great if you want the feel of real Tico food in a most enjoyable open air environment. Eaten here a few times and always the staff is very friendly and service is great. They are wonderful with children, and... More 

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1 Thank calienteraveler
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Rancho Leon was suggested to us by the owner of The Kayak Lodge. It is located just north of Quepos and just south of Kayak Lodge, so it was very convenient. The setting is rustic, open-air, and very comfortable. Ceiling fans keep it cool. The authentic Tican dishes were excellent. The caramelized plantains were to die for. Our server (both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Open for several years. Very good food. Friendly staff. English spoken and on menu.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?