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“Don't go here” 1 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Don't go here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The only place on the whole island where the mahi mahi was not fresh. Empanadas had no taste, nothing in the filling except ground beef, and the texture was soggy. They must prepare them ahead and throw in the microwave for service. The waiter asked how they were when he saw we left them on the plate, so we answered honestly, however no adjustment was made on the bill. Prices are higher here than in the other great restaurants along this road.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Yes, it's a steak house but the lasagne was wonderful, too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great atmosphere with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Everyone in our party ordered steak and loved it. Not being a big steak fan, I ordered the lasagne and it was out of this world good. Will definitely be back!

Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Loved the Latin Show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

First time to Rancho and was happy overall. I had a steak that was really pretty good and my wife had lobster which was also good. Service at first was slow but then very good through out the rest of the meal.. They have shows a few nights of the week and we saw a pretty good latin show which we liked very much. Prices a little higher that what we normally pay but on vacation its worth it. We will go back on our next trip.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, VA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was dying for steak and lobster. It was to die for... Good portions. My husband had chicken Caesar salad and the shrimp fettuccine. Everything was great. It is elegant and beautiful inside. Service was great. Don't miss this place on your visit. Also live Latin show Friday and Sat nights!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Superb Argentine beef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Have a craving for a nice juicy, well cooked rib eye, strip or loin?
This is the place!
Looks kind of 'touristy' from the outside but in fact, it's a very delightful setting and the Friday and Saturday Latin entertainment is great.

Visited November 2013
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