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Rancho Leon

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Costa Rican
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Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Friendly, tasty and authentic Costa Rica

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Robert R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Quepos, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Location isn't the best one in my opinion, but the local food here its very good.. Good for the whole family.. Pricing is Ok, Not Cheap, Not Expensive Either!!!

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Livonia, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place was recommended to us, and I'm glad we choose to take the suggestion! We were the only people at the restaurant, which was weird, but chalked out up to being a Tuesday night. We started with the fried green plantains with a bean dip. It came out with 5 patties that were about 3-4 inches on diameter. The... More 

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Rancho Leon boasts a variety of menu options. We ate here for breakfast and dinner and all meals were tasty! The pork sandwich topped with coleslaw was amazing. The service was fast, friendly and attentive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were staying down the road and ate here a few times. We received fabulous service and the food was great!!! When we get back that way, we will stop in again.

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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: Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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?