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Ricardo's Restaurant

5211 Lacey Blvd, Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 413-9995
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Ranked #13 of 127 Restaurants in Lacey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Intercity Transit
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English first
Olympia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is our 3rd attempt in 5 years to enjoy Ricardo's. I want to like it many reasons it's locally owned, it's a steakhouse (which in Oly,Lacey, Tum area is hard to find, it's in a cute little house not a cookie cutter building, and lastly because in theory their menu should be good. Sadly every time we try it... More

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went there for a date night with my wife. We ordered the 72 dollar signature prime rib for two medium rare. It came out raw, not rare but refrigerator raw. This is a steak house that cannot even cook a steak to order. It wasn't like it came out medium and we were disappointed it was RAW, cold from the... More

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Lacey, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were so excited when we discovered this restaurant near our home. We love a great steak and had yet to find many places locally that could deliver. We did enjoy our steaks each time we went. Their chocolate souffle is delicious and they have a pretty good wine list, including many local wines. BUT, that isn't enough to deal... More

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Newport, OR
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the outside you never would know this is a very good steak house as well as a pricey one. Service was uneven, people seated after us were greeted and served by the server before ours even appeared. Our steaks were very good but my polenta was very dry and flavorless. Good wine list but a bit on the expensive... More

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OLYMPIA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

They set the romantic atmosphere here, and it is a quaint little old house that has been converted into a restaurant. Very pricey, and you better get a reservation way in advance if it is a special holiday like Valentine's Day! Have a glass of wine....

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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