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“Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar

Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar
900mtrs to the right at the Dominical entrance, passing under the bridge, along the baru river, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0052
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Ranked #9 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican, International, Fast Food
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We've been eating here a few times and all the meals we've had were great and I had some good cocktails! The service was very good thanks to the incredibly friendly people that work here. I find it always very important that you don't have to wait too long for your food. This was the case here, even when the restaurant was quite full sometimes.
The prices were fair.

To make a long story short: Go and see yourself. It's worth it!

  • Visited January 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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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Friend

Thank you for such a nice comments, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and food with us. Hope to see you back soon.

Pura vida

Villas Rio Mar staff.
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Dryden, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We chose this place because we wanted ceviche, and they were sold out, even though we got there quite early for dinner. The other people in my group enjoyed their food, but my fish was dry and the sides unremarkable. I wouldn't go back.

Visited December 2012
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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear client

Thanks for your comments, and sorry about the inconveniences, we did not have the ceviche because we bought the fish 2 times and the fish was not the same quality, so we prefer to say to you we did not have, till we could buy the same quality fish we usually have.
Sorry we did not explain ourselves very good.

Best regards,

Villas Río Mar Staff
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west palm beach
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great service, Wonderfull Staff, Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have been To El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar many times over the last few years and never been disapointed. We even go when we are not staying there as guest. Very friendly helpful staff. They have a beautiful garden on property for a nice walk.

Visited September 2012
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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Rancho at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thanks for the comments about our restaurant. It is nice to hear that you even eat at our restaurant
when you're not staying in the hotel. We hope to see you again soon.
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clevland, ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

cerviche, fish, menu unique and all good. costa rican and european and north americam mix

Visited January 2012
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We slept hier in january 2012. The dessert was so nice, and the people very friendly!

Visited January 2012
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