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Rancho Tico Eugenia

$$ - $$$
South American, Costa Rican
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Samara, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2014

Came here for lunch and it was fabulous! Was told it is where the locals eat, very true which is perfect for us. Great place away from the beach.

Thank jenna153
Sarasota, FL
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I think we caught the owner off guard when we arrived for lunch as there were no other customers. I had a hearty portion of garlic fish and shared a heart of Palm salad. Both dishes were very good and made to order. The owner said she had gotten the red snapper fresh off the boat that morning.

Thank swxnab
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

I go here regularly to get away from the ex-pat gringo crowd. The food is always good and the service is always great.

1 Thank John S
Surrey, Canada
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Found this place by accident. It was empty for lunch, but we were hungry and dusty after driving down to Punta Islita. We had the ceviche, and it was the best we have had in a long time. We watched our server make it in her kitchen, everything was fresh. Glad we stumbled upon this place

Thank Son_of_a_Sailor_51
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Arrived early just after sunset as we were hungry. Place was empty which concerned us at first. Server explained the menu and made suggestions. Great Peña Colada. After we ordered, the place began to fill. Food was great!!!! Just the right amount and we savored it all. Largest Filet Mignon I've ever seen in a restaurant. By the time we... More 

Thank jhkeeley
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you are looking for a friendly, safe place to meet the locals and enjoy an incredible array of talent, this is the place! The host is sincere and talented and the musicians are all amazing!

2 Thank Rhea M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

8 of us arrived on ATVs just ahead of the afternoon down pour. Power was out, restaurant was candle lite because of the dark clouds. Everything we had was great - fish, chicken, beef - casada prep was wonderful. Better than pacific azul and gilded iguana although both of those were fine - just not as memorable.

4 Thank DrVeloMan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $14
South American, Costa Rican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Samara, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 506-2656-0432

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