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“Rancho is going down hill” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rancho Steak & Lobster

Rancho Steak & Lobster
Palapa Village, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
1-721-545-2495
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Ranked #54 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Argentinean, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Langhorne, PA
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39 restaurant reviews
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“Rancho is going down hill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Rancho has been one of our favorite restaurants in St. Maarten for almost 20 years. We have loved everything about it. May, 2013, however, was a different story.

The crock of garlic butter for our bread (and potato) is gone, which was a disappointing start.

The steaks were a disappointing end. Four people had steaks that were, tough, fatty, and pretty much void of flavor. Not a good thing for a "steak house." When all four of us complained, we were told that they have a new chef. I recommended they get the old one back.

Because we've always loved Rancho, I would like to go back and give them another chance, but my wife may nix that.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is simply amazing. I assisted to the gypsy thursday show and it was fantastic. There were 2 belly dancers and 1 professional male dancer. The show was great. The staff, the service, the food. Everything was just wonderful! It was the most fun I have had in a while. Great food plus entertainment under one roof.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food and Fun!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Rancho's Moijto Lounge offers a relaxing environment and good drinks. The menu offers many tasty selections, whether you're in the mood for Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Steak, etc. Managers and staff work to ensure that your experience is pleasurable. Enjoy the live entertainment and smooth music sounds while you dine.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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States
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hmmm!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place is delicious! We were trying to go to Tequilas (upstairs) but it seems to never be open. Sometimes they offer the Tequilas menu but not this time. My boyfriend and I shared one of the meat platters for two, it was fabulous!!! We also got fresh fried calamari...sooo yummy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kenilworth
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nice Place. They serve off their menu or Tequila's. Tequila closes in off season. A little more expensive but worth it.

Visited August 2013
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