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Rancho Tico

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Costa Rican, Central American
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Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
506 2682-0006
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous Coconut Flan!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
magnusonc
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our aunt in-law is from the Nosara area and makes sure all her guests eat at rancho tico. During our 10-day stay we ate here 3 times and loved it each time. The Casados are all excellent, especially the fish, and the papaya con agua is the most refreshing drink after a day in the sun. Good setting if you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are looking for an authentic tico meal in a sea of international, overpriced fare go no further. Worth the drive into town, the food is plentiful and very affordable. The ceviche was our overall favorite of the trip (we had an unofficial ceviche contest going all week.) The natural drinks were very good as well. It's a required... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

we heard such great things about rancho tico. my friend and i took 6 hungry kids there for lunch and were disappointed - we were almost the only ones there. it took the waitress a long time to even address us, and after, the service was slow and the food was disappointing. we ordered 2 salads, 3 pastas and 3... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Every time we go to Nosara we try to have at least one meal there. The food and service is very good. The last time the prices were a little more higher... pity...

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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice place in Nosara Centro, feel to be in Costa Rica. Staff very friendly. I had a very good fish ," Bargo con arroz y frijoles" ! Healthy stuff !! A good jugo de Papaya ! We spend a happy evening @ this place .

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Vermontville, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

my favorite is the filet, love the service and the ambiance, some nights you can assist dance lessons right next to your table!

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Arena, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

With a group of 12 hungry quad-riding tourists, what's a tour guide to do? Take them to Rancho Tico of course. Our group was dusty from the trail and we were all ready for a break from riding and a drink to quench our parched throats. Our waitress took great care of our large group, juggling six different tickets with... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We went to Rancho Tico with our iQuad tour guide - we had passed this restaurant several times on the way to and from tours, and the smells were too enticing to pass up. I had the pork chop in garlic sauce and my boyfriend had the shrimp in garlic sauce. The shrimp were big and tender, and the pork... More 

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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

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?