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Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar

900mtrs to the right at the Dominical entrance, passing under the bridge, along the baru river, Dominical, Costa Rica
506 27870052
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Ranked #10 of 33 restaurants in Dominical
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: International
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Fenton, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed at these villas as part of a small scale tour. The other resorts' restaurants were disappointing, yet the food here would be a stand-out in the States. Nevertheless, the food has a Central American Twist. I had Tuna Timbale for lunch and Salmon for dinner: both were excellent. My wife had an actual blt for... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Not only was the staff friendly and helpful and polite and humble the food was delicious. The salmon was great! The smoothies are delicious, the breakfast buffet is amazing. Overall a great experience.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed at the Rio Mar and loved this restaurant so much we ate there 3 times during our stay. Not only was the food delicious but the staff was outstanding. What service!

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Monterey, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at the hotel. Since we didn't have our own transportation this was our restaurant. The meals were excellent. We watched a humming bird while we relaxed and ate our food. The staff was excellent. Prices were good too.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went to Restaurante El Rancho at the Hotel Villas Mar the other day for lunch while visiting friends in Dominical.I had a tuna sandwich which was a fresh piece of tuna,lettuce,tomatoes,avocado on a fresh crusty role. It was awesome!!! The wait staff was fast,friendly and efficient,you could not ask for more!!!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We've been eating here a few times and all the meals we've had were great and I had some good cocktails! The service was very good thanks to the incredibly friendly people that work here. I find it always very important that you don't have to wait too long for your food. This was the case here, even when the... More

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Friend Thank you for such a nice comments, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and food with us. Hope to see you back soon. Pura vida Villas Rio Mar staff. More

Dryden, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We chose this place because we wanted ceviche, and they were sold out, even though we got there quite early for dinner. The other people in my group enjoyed their food, but my fish was dry and the sides unremarkable. I wouldn't go back.

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear client Thanks for your comments, and sorry about the inconveniences, we did not have the ceviche because we bought the fish 2 times and the fish was not the same quality, so we prefer to say to you we did not have, till we could buy the same quality fish we usually have. Sorry we did not explain ourselves... More

west palm beach
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have been To El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar many times over the last few years and never been disapointed. We even go when we are not staying there as guest. Very friendly helpful staff. They have a beautiful garden on property for a nice walk.

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments about our restaurant. It is nice to hear that you even eat at our restaurant when you're not staying in the hotel. We hope to see you again soon. More

clevland, ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

cerviche, fish, menu unique and all good. costa rican and european and north americam mix

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We slept hier in january 2012. The dessert was so nice, and the people very friendly!

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