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“Good food, great view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ronny's Place

Ronny's Place
Manuel Antonio | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
2777-5120
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Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: International, Costa Rican
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the middle of a 90 acres farm, where restaurant is the only building, you can find our Restaurante y Mirador Ronny´s Place, a beautiful "rancho" at farm´s highest mountain peak, allowing for a magnificent view of a 2 bay private beach and horizon.Our privileged location, make us the only restaurant in town where you can see the sunset 365 days a year.
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Be sure to enjoy a meal and a sunset at Ronny's Place if you have the chance! The lobster was good. The sunsets from this vantage point were amazing!

Visited June 2014
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Tracy, California
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“best drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I came here for the view which was amazing. We were surpised how good the Coco Loco drink was and couldn't get enough while in Costa Rica. The surf and turf dinner was average but the view, service and drinks made up for it.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“Get the snapper!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Best restaurant in Costa Rica next to graffiti in jaco beach. Try this place. You won't be disappointed!!!!!!!

  • 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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Draper, UT.
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“Beautiful View, Great Service, Average Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After reading many reviews that recommended Ronny's Place we gave it a go...actually on our way out of town. It's true...the view is amazing. It would be even better at sunset. The service was spot on and excellent. However, the food was just slightly better than average. My husband raved about the pineapple kabobs, but I didn't think they were anything to write home about. My kids had chicken sandwiches in which they loved. The portions were huge. We loved the open air atmosphere. However, like all restaurants in the Manuel Antonio area, it is fairly expensive. I think we spent $100 for our family of 6.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Immediate diarrhea/vomiting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I are on our honeymoon. This is our 4th day in Manuel Antonio. I ate the whole snapper which was delicious and she ate the tuna. I took one bite of her tuna. Within a half hour she had diarrhea. Within one hour I had diarrhea. I am okay hours later as I lay in bed writing this at midnight after driving around Manuel Antonio and Quepos searching for Tylenol and Benadryl. My wife is actually feeling better. She vomited multiple times, had diarrhea multiple times, severe rapid onset headache, and sudden cold like symptoms. This is a warning for elderly, children, and pregnant women. PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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OurPleasure, Owner at Ronny's Place, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We would like to address this response to all customers:

We always consider these kinds of accusation very seriously as beside our reputation, there is the physical integrity of our clients involved.
Stating publicly without proofs that we are serving bad food is a terrible accusation, and we would like share with you our concerns and doubts.
The first doubt we have is the veracity of the source.
Back in time we had a similar complaint, but posted by a senior reviewer, and fortunately it was clarified. However the author of this review wrote only once. He took the time to sign up for an account (at midnight!), and wrote only one negative review of his trip in Costa Rica; about our restaurant. Her wife probably had the symptoms at the restaurant, as she started having them half our after the first bite (according to the author); but they never mention anything. Hours later, when the author is ok, he decides to spend time in bed to write this review. It sounds like a lot of anger to us.
To run a restaurant business, we must fulfill specific law requirements, and sanitary inspections are held often (last one was held just days before this review). We are several years in this business, and we perfectly understand how important is to preserve and serve fresh food. For this reason we have only one fish supplier, which provides us the best and freshest fish on the market.

Finally, we are sure that this review is malicious and it was not written by a customer; however if we are wrong, we encourage this customer to contact us.

Ronny Alpizar
Ronny's Place owner
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