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Rancho Tico

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Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Central American, Costa Rican
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Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0006
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 3
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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
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We love Rancho Tico - and Emmy. Great place for food and drinks; service is excellent! Fresh fish daily

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
KrisAufmann
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Palatine, Illinois
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  • Local cuisine
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Palatine, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We love Rancho Tico - and Emmy. Great place for food and drinks; service is excellent! Fresh fish daily

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Have Leo mix you a house special margarita with the mandarin limes. Great food, excellent value, good location for larger dinner parties.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You can only have one. I should say one is enough! The fish soup was nice with vegetables, bar-be Que chicken pizza very tasty. Several nights a week fun dancing from 6:30 to 7:30. So much fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you're looking for an authentic Costa Rican meal this is the spot to eat at! Food was fresh, delicious and big portions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Located in town, it is more of a non-touristy place to eat where the food is more authentic. Amazing brick oven pizzas and local fare. Prices are also better than the main areas in town. Would highly recommend going here for a great experience.

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you have transportation, this place is a must. Make sure you go hungry. My friends Sonja and Tanallo have been taking me here for years, and I will never miss it during a visit to Nosara. The food is fresh and the portions are huge. If you want to watch a soccer match with locals, or just cool off... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food was delicious. Very fresh great taste. Service was very good. We ate there twice. We recommended to others that were in the same tour group. I would go back there again. If I was visiting the area.

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Orange County, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Average Costa Rican style food. Be sure to go after 5pm when they fire up the stone oven and make fresh pizza.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a great dinner at Rancho Tico... traditional Costa Rican fare. Also ordered a wood fired pizza to take to the beach the next day. Service was great, and we will be back! If you go, don't miss the coconut flan!

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ate here twice. Great both times. The wood fired pizzas are great. We tried the house and the Hawaiian. Also had the chicken casado. It was all delicious! Worth the drive to get there.

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Additional Information about Rancho Tico

Address: Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2682 0006
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Central American, Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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