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Ricardo's Restaurant

5211 Lacey Blvd, Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 413-9995
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Ranked #7 of 127 restaurants in Lacey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Intercity Transit
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English first
Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is so very good you remember eating their for years. I find the staff to be welcoming and friendly, and very, very well informed on wines. Suggestions for wines includes small private vineyards in Sonoma County CA that the wine steward had actually gone to and chosen the wines. Amazing wines for a small establishment. The place is... More

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Lacey, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Ricardo's Restaurant is a delightful place for fabulous food. The steak is perfectly prepared, and the wine parings are superb. Our waiter was knowledgeable, personable and attentive. We would highly recommend this eating establishment.

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We choose Ricardo's at the last minute to go out for our anniversary and we are so glad we did. We started with Clams Ricardo and a bottle of Chardonnay. The clams were to die for, I could have made a whole meal of them but I'm glad I didn't because it continued to get better. I ordered the Steak... More

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Lacey, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I ordered a lamb special. I seldom eat lamb, but it sounded good on the menu and I was delighted with the flavors. A bit pricey, but the best food I've found in the Lacey area. We will go back for special occasions.

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Lacey, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Steaks are amazing. Wine list is amazing. Chef is a real pro, cuts and quality of beef are Excellent. I don't feel wait staff matches the food being served. The servers are not dressed for success. Servers are not over the top friendly like a high end steak establishment should be. . We we asked for more sauce gave us... More

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Lacey, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Too expensive for the food and taste. Takes longer for food than expected and too many ala carte items.

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent food and Chef Ricardo loves for you to ask him to surprise you with a culinary creation. If they aren't slammed that is. The renovations to the restaurant are very nice and more fitting of the quality of food.

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Lacey, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I booked our 5:30 reservation for dinner 10 days before Valentine's Day. It was for an early dinner with my wife of 35 years. It was a special night until we arrived at Ricardo's to find out that who ever took down the reservation, put us down for 7:30! They did nothing, they offered nothing, they brushed us off and... More

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Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went here on Valentines Day. Nice selections noted, the meal was great! The steaks were wonderful! Nice sides too but salads, etc were ala Carte. This made the dinner quite expensive since the average entree was $35. Nice ambience tho for the evening. Great celebration place for that special event.

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Berkeley, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Attractive, low-key atmosphere, but service was amateurish and food ranged from pretty good to disappointing. I ordered a special ribeye with black truffle butter ($41) and was not impressed. Lots of butter, very little truffle flavor. The steak itself was not particularly well trimmed and was surprisingly tasteless, especially for such a normally flavorful cut. Mashed potato side was average... More

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