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Upstairs at the RipJack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central American, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Formerly Upstairs @ the RipJack)
+506 2653 0480
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Although my wife and I stay elsewhere in Playa Grande we always return to Upstairs at the Rip Jack Inn several times each vacation. The restaurant and bar are upstairs in an open air, tree top setting. Kelsie always greets us with a smile and Erick is just the best waiter we have ever had. He is friendly and smiles... More 

Thank Wayne M
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Stayed at the hotel as part of a package so had to eat here for 14 meals over the course of the trip. Didn't even have a single bad meal. Apps, lunch, breakfast, dinner: all delicious and quite filling.

Thank HalifaxAlex
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Great spot to hit at sunset. Best tacos ever. Staff is amazing and this place is always busy. Simple and awesome. Def check this place out.

Thank Tbrannon81
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were a large group and the nice service staff accommodated us, taking care of our every need. Ate there many meals !

Thank Diner08
Vernon, Canada
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Ate here at least 4 times, food was excellent each time. Prompt service. Fish tacos are incredible as is their tuna. Open air fun atmosphere. A must place to dine in Playa Grande.

Thank pd5556
Lloydminster, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Good variety of menu choices. Excellent food! Tucked away in a quiet little place with a great view! Must get souvenir T-Shirt

Thank Lynne W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Fantabulous food, shrimp with hummus awesome!! Friendly atmosphere and very good service, loved the menu. Was a bit hard to find the place if you're not familiar with the surroundings.

Thank Lorena D
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

We ate there for new year'seve dinner and we had a very bad experience with the food quality. The menu was a joke for the price we paid for it. The breakfast they served is also very expensive, just imagine we paid 4 dollars for a tea. Nothing more to add.

Thank Meri-bonn
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We drove by a couple of times as it looks like another hotel / bar. Then we met someone for drinks, had some eats and voila, I was converted. Great drinks, mango habenaro Margarita and cucuumber cooler we my favorites.

Thank Garthlud
North Reading, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Food was exceptional. I had a shrimp and hummus dish which was a most delicious meal. The shrimp was cooked in garlic, spices and butter and there were plenty of shrimp and a large mound of hummus and bread for dipping into the tasty sauce. . m My mouth is watering as I think of it! My friend ordered fish... More 

Thank jmpie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Central American, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Formerly Upstairs @ the RipJack)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0480
Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique treetop dining experience. RipJack also offers private chefing, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other special events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and offer special menus for kids twelve and under.Our restaaurant is closed on Tuesdays. There are several dining options within walking distance.To Go Meals - designed for guests on the go or those with vacation rentals and no time to cook!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?