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Rancho Tico

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Seafood, Pizza, Spanish, 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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
A hidden gem

You almost wouldn't know this place existed if someone didn't tell you about it. It sits just off the road into Nosara and is a pleasant surprise once you enter. Friendly staff and attentive service. We've been twice for dinner and loved it both times. First night was shrimp fettucini and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nancy t
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Montague, Michigan
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Montague, Michigan
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You almost wouldn't know this place existed if someone didn't tell you about it. It sits just off the road into Nosara and is a pleasant surprise once you enter. Friendly staff and attentive service. We've been twice for dinner and loved it both times. First night was shrimp fettucini and a garlic shrimp dish. Great flavors and good portion... More 

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Thank nancy t
San Jose, Costa Rica
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good; pizza and seafood are their specialties. The prices in general are good too. Service could be better.

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Thank Locombiano14
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a drink with Keylor from IQuad at the end of our tour. He suggested that they also had great food. He was correct it was very good. Their steak is amazing. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Thank Ronda843
Nosara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Nosara and you are longing for authentic "Tico" cuisine, this is the place. "Muy Rico" is all there is to say along with reasonable prices.

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Thank Luis M
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Tico= typical Costa Rican. The menu and restaurant is muy tico!! We enjoyed the ceviche, casado, lomito, and desserts. One of our favorite restaurants on our vacation

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Thank franks12016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The best things about Rancho Tico is consistency the food is always good, the service is always good, the beer is always stone cold and the mojitos are always the best and Leo's mom Victoria always gives me a big kiss. I feel like I'm home and loved by the entire staff. Try it, relax and be treated like part... More 

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Thank Benito H
Pollenca, Spain
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Showed up with my family to meet the owner Leo. Had a fantastic dinner. Staff was very nice and we had a great time. Price is moderate and the food is delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thank cixva
San Jose, Costa Rica
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Horrible horrible horrible service! We were recommended this rest. by friends who visit the area often. Took other friends visiting from Conn. for the 1st time. 85 minute wait and at that point they said it would still be another 45 min. We just got up and left since the 4 teens in our group were raging at that pt.... More 

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Thank TripSJO
New Jersey
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Friendly service. We had the fish taco appetizer. Not bad, but felt a little plain. I had the jalapeno pork chop. That was very good. My SO has the fish casado, which was good, too. The chuleta and the taco both had a small jalapeno on the plate that kicked butt! Good stuff! We ordered margaritas based on a recommendation... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Our fishing captain told us to try this place,and we are glad we did. The staff was friendly,the food was good and the price was reasonable. This is definitely a place where the locals go to eat,not an overpriced tourist trap.

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Thank Renee G

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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, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?