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“Good food and value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rancho Del Sol

Rancho Del Sol
Orient Bay | Les Griselles, Orient Bay 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 059-051-1212
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Ranked #16 of 31 Restaurants in Orient Bay
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, French, Mexican, Steakhouse, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A must on on your trip on sint martin!!
Rocky Mountains
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Good food and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Perched high on top of a hill, the view is great and service was excellent. We ordered the daily special, USD $10, which came with an entree of curried chicken and generous sides of salad and scalloped potatoes. Presentation was wonderful and overall it was a good value. The food was tasty but could have had a little more flavor. At the end of the meal, the server brought complimentary shots of flavored rum. Our best lunch on the island!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Palo Alto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice place, good view.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We see the scooter bussing around as far away as Marigot. It's the delivery service from Rancho del Sol. So we decide to go there to try it out. It is a very nice place, nothing fancy. Does have a mexican flavor to the decor in the main dinning area, which is open. They also have lots of outdoor seating with some very nice views of Orient Bay. We were there a bit early so the 10 Euro specials were not in effect. We did not want to spend a bundle for lunch as some of their dishes were quite expensive. We opted for a French standard: Crock Monsieur. The service was very prompt, but then again there were only two other tables occupied. But our server was very nice and in conclusion to our meal offered us a free shot of their signature brandy. But back to the Crock Monsieur, well it is not a difficult sandwich to make. The Rancho del Sol version were three slices of white bread but only the top and bottom were toasted. The middle was just that, a slice of white bread. In a combination like that the middle slice gets flattened and rather mooshy. I would have preferred a smaller Crock Monsieur. It was accompanied with a very nice cole slaw. The CM was 7 Euro. Going there did get our interest as one of their daily 10 Euro specials is pailla. The specials change every day. So plan ahead if you can.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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High Point, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Meant to go back for a meal but missed out...!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were touring the island our first day there and stopped in here for a few cocktails and a snack. We watched people around us eating and vowed to come back for dinner but never made it back unfortunately. I know it's wrong to do a review without having actually dined on more than nachos, but if you could see the kabobs they were serving....sigh...MMM! There was a special rack where they hung the kabob, never seen that before, but it made for such a beautiful, dramatic presentation. Maybe next time...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic view & great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can't comment on the food because we only had drinks. Great place to enjoy a few drinks outdoors while taking in a great view of orient bay. Not to mention very cozy cushioned seating. It was happy hour so drinks were buy one get one free. Staff was very friendly. Seems like a great place for lunch.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stopped here for lunch (after visiting the Butterfly Farm). Nice sized portions and good food. Prices a little high due to the Euro exchange, but one of the better restaurants we visited during our stay on St. Maarten - with better service than on the Dutch side.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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