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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 52
    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
Wow, nice food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Ruben B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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San Jose, CA
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3 reviews
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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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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4 reviews
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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 60 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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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: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, 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?