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El Rancho de Nelson

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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

No one speaks English here so have the translation on your cell phone ready. Food is typical Tico food. Great rice and beans.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carol V
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

The menu was limited for vegetarian fare. I got taquitos or something and it was way too greasy. I felt horrible after. It was fairly pricey for what we got I felt. Friends said their food was okay. They weren't interested in going back

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Melody D
Reviewed August 12, 2017

It's a Tico Food experience, the decor is a large Ranch Style main dinning room with covered roof outside tables. The service is good with an attitude to please. The food is average with good portions, the bar is way to small not designed for...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank genes252
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a tour of Grecia. Our guide throught enough of this restaurant to take us here. Food was very good. But I wouldn't say great.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank 72ag79sc
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Came here for dinner, not expecting much as this place has an outdoors setting which is quite dark and even a little bit gloomy in the evening. Ordered fish and was not disappointed: fresh, tasty and well executed. The waiter (maybe the owner?) was both...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Marc M
Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you like authentic Costa Rican food you cannot beat Nelson's. It has a great atmosphere and the selections are plentiful. Sounds strange but they have one of the best hamburgers in town. Trey

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank georgemaynard3
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Of all the restaurants in Grecia, I bet I have eaten here the most times. It is the best "typical" Tico restaurant in the area. Always reliable, good service and large menu. I didn't give it 5 stars because of its lack of diversity in...More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank mermade7
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I order the sirloin everytime I go. Other food taste good but I would recommend the sirloin and the mashed beans

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank 907feliped
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We live part of the year in Grecia, Costa Rica, and often eat at Bar Rancho Nelson (which is its actual name). The food there is simple, good "Tico" food at very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank DonaJudy
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I've eaten here at least a dozen times. Everything is consistent. The portions are enormous. I've tried several items on the menu and never had a bad meal.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank istanbulSavannah
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