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Rancho Leon

Pizza, 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Get a real Tico Meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
calienteraveler
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San Jose, CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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San Jose, CA
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1 review
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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Houston, Texas
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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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed nearby at Pueblo Real and decided to give it a try. The food was tasty and the restaurant is rustic. The wind was blowing so it was not that hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A great place to stay or stop in to eat! Clean rooms, wonderful staff, and amazing food! This is our second visit and plan on coming back :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Rancho Leon was the bride and groom's choice for their casual rehearsal dinner. The restaurant is on a main road, but is set back far enough from the highway so that road noise and dust are not an issue. The dining area is open on three sides and ceiling fans keep the air moving. There is a playground area for... More 

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Rideau Lakes, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rancho Leon is often the chosen spot for area parties. The food and service a excellent. Very Tican! Muy Bueno!

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We drove past this unassuming restaurant on the highway to our wonderful mangrove tour (http://www.chinomonkeytours.com/). We asked our tour guide for a lunch recommendation and he told us that Rancho Leon was fantastic and had the BEST PINA COLADAS. We took his recommendation. Typically, I don't like pina coladas because they are often syrupy sweet, but i was proved wrong... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rancho Leon was recommended to us by our guide in Manuel Antonio, as we wanted a more authentic Costa Rican dinner for our last night. The restaurant is a little bit off the beaten path outside of Quepos, but all the cab drivers know where it is. The restaurant is a simple open-air space, which also allows for some intrusion... More 

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Pincher Creek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

we enjoyed a fantastic meal at Rancho Leon just north of Quepos. if you want a delicious Tico meal served by a friendly host in a clean outdoor restaurant this is the restaurant for you! Very nice presentation and at a reasonable price. Our group of four loved Leon's so much we are going back tonight. One of best meals... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is close to the hotel, has very good food and extremely friendly service. We had a great time. It is closed on certain days so check ahead or at the deak.

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Additional Information about Rancho Leon

Address: Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
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
Cuisine: Pizza, Costa Rican

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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, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?