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Rancho Tico

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Pizza, Seafood, South American, 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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Local Favorite

If you want to venture into the real Nosara, here is the place to go. You can watch the game on big screen tv and chill with the locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Ostional, Costa Rica
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  • Local cuisine
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Ostional, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want to venture into the real Nosara, here is the place to go. You can watch the game on big screen tv and chill with the locals.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A good local restaurant that serves reasonably priced dishes. Nice atmosphere in a very rustic setting, friendly staff. It has a real pizza oven that is fired up in the evenings only but serves amazing pizzas.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If your craving a good steak Rancho Tico is the place. The thickest cut of tender filet mignon that you will get anywhere. Save room for the coconut flan if you can. So, so fresh.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the BEST PLACE in Nosara. Cheap high quality GREAT food! Love the steaks! Love the place! Love the staff! Really TICO! Love it! DEFINITELY will go back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped here for lunch with our ATV guide. We had a delicious meal of local Tico food. We especially liked the chicken casado. My son, on the other hand, ordered fettuccine alfredo with chicken and that was excellent too!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a great fresh fish meal here. Atmosphere very local, was there for a busy night (Costa Rica played Mexico in a soccer match) and the place was hopping, so service was a little slow. Overall the food was GREAT. Fresh fish!

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Amazing food and atmosphere right in town. I highly suggest the cassado, but everything on the menu is great.

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Wien
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

this is a local hangout with great food and a very relaxed atmosphere. The steak was great and a large portion.

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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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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Pizza, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

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?