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Costa Rican, South American
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Reviewed October 30, 2021

Excellent lunch. We split a ceviche and a platacones. The ceviche was excellent, and mashed beans with the platacones was amazing. The wait person was friendly and helpful. And the view across the river rich with birds. Skip the lodge buffet and head here.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Good affordable food, open late with full kitchen and service. We got served around 9pm all good. Good local food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

Wonderful restaurant on the main road and overlooking the river. At dinner time when it is dark, you can't see the river, but you can hear the rushing rapids from their outdoor dining area. The food was great, the service was good, and the prices...were in line with what you got. We ate there twice and were not disappointed either time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2019

Nice view to the River and good prices, Chicken was delicious and with the prices they have you can eat all you want there, Very affordable prices

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Family environment fresh chicken for quick lunch very good prices has view of river in the back fresher in the front

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We go to Rancho every year. It has an excellent location by the river that allows us to watch birds and rafts going down the river while enjoying our food. The food is great and very economical. Their batidos are delicious. The Hawaiian rice is...served on a pineapple. Stunning! We always get the comal which is an assortment of food items, including fish, chicken, sausage, steak, yucca and tostones. Three people can easily eat from one of them.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Stopped for lunch after visiting La Selva biological station. Great food and the fruit juice with passion fruit was just delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed April 5, 2019

We were staying at the nearby Selve Verde Lodge and chose to eat here rather than have the rather disappointing food on offer at the hotel buffet. The pina colada cocktail was amazing - my glass arrived but then the waitress brought a whole jug...of it to refill as and when I wanted! The chicken cooked in the wood fired oven was OK. Plenty off it and moist but less flavour than I had expected. We were also disappointed that it didn't really come with anything - our fault as we should have asked and then could have ordered some side dishes. But certainly what we had was filling and the service was very friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I've eaten here at least 4 times on 2 separate trips to Costa Rica when we stayed at Selva Verde. We asked one of the local guides for a restaurant recommendation, and this was one of the places he suggested. We loved the location right...next to the river. I've mostly ordered the batidos and filet de pescado al ajillo. The food was very good, the servers so very nice, and bird watching while enjoying our meal was fantastic. There was even a female tanager that came coming to our table to steal french fries. We actually booked a hotel nearby for our next trip just so we could stop in for dinner at the beginning of our trip.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Close to the lodges. Very nice atmosphere and good food! Especially the roasted chicken. People are very friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
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April 12, 2019|
Response from scrunchy17 | Reviewed this property |
We've always driven there and it's only about a mile away (west) from Selva Verde and on the same side of the road.
Linda J
May 18, 2017|
Response from ieualgu |
Yes, we have been there 30.7.17. Great food and nice people. The Tilapia fish is unfortunately fried, not my favoured way but still a good dish.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Magallanes Restaurante

Yes, Rancho Magallanes Restaurante offers takeout services.

Rancho Magallanes Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5