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Rico Tico Jungle Grill

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Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio | Sicomono Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506) 2777 0777
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by jungle...
Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by jungle gardens and graced with breathtaking jungle and ocean vistas. The grill offers Tico cuisine, a children's menu with many specialized fresh tropical cocktails. Just ask Jimmy Buffett about our buffet - not to mention, our margaritas! Choose from daily fish specials, and ask for the famous Banana Flambe as the grand finale.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Views and Great Service

The views are absolutely gorgeous, but the staff is even better. Louis and Julio were both amazing, so friendly and were able to give us great recommendations for food and drink. All of the food was delicious and the drinks were so fresh, all made with real, fresh ingredients. Julio recommended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CaseyW123
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Sunrise, Florida
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Sunrise, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are absolutely gorgeous, but the staff is even better. Louis and Julio were both amazing, so friendly and were able to give us great recommendations for food and drink. All of the food was delicious and the drinks were so fresh, all made with real, fresh ingredients. Julio recommended we get the banana dessert on our last night,... More 

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Thank CaseyW123
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Casew123: We thank you for recognizing our atmosphere and hospitality at Si Como No’s poolside jungle grill. We take great pride in selecting the freshest ingredients for every recipe and appreciate your taking the time to mention the Rico Tico one more good reason to stay with us to experience the Costa Rican hospitality that’s all part of our... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We both enjoyed really good food here - one meat eater and one veggie...we ate well all over Costa Rica but this was the best restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive and the live music was great.

Helpful?
Thank Alison J
DQSCN, Manager at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Alison J: Thank you very much for your review and especially for recognizing the many freshly prepared options offered in our menus. It’s truly appreciated you rated us the “best restaurant” for your Costa Rica adventure! We hope we can host you again and our other great menu at the Claro Que Si Restaurant here at Si Como No... More 

Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome views of the Pacific from Rico Tico. Food was absolutely delicious and hours were perfect for our family. The quesadillas were some of the best I've had and would highly recommend trying the guacamole! If you go, be sure to get the banana flambé for dessert- unforgettable taste and experience! Wonderful atmosphere and food. Big thank you to Julio... More 

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Thank Emily U
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Emily U: Glad you loved our hospitality and considered our recipe of Guacamole the very best, as well as the rest of our menu of fresh locally grown ingredients prepared by our talented and creative kitchen staff. Thank you for your visit and hopefully you become one of our regulars at Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge. Best... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, delicious food! We were served exotic, delicious seafood by friendly and helpful staff. An enjoyable meal next to the jungle, 10/10!

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Thank Nana F
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Nana F: It was great to read that we exceeded your expectations in both quality & service. We hope to see you again in the near future in our neck of the tropical jungle!! Saludos, Julio Rivas Head Supervisor Si Como No More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We spent 3 days at Si Como No and ate at Rico Tico Jungle Grill every day! The service was phenomenal. Jasmine, David, and Didier were extra friendly with the kids and were patient with us we tried to practice our Spanish. Their English was excellent and service was fast and friendly. The best we had in Costa Rica! Kids... More 

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Thank Cindy R
DQSCN, Manager at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Cindy R: We feel we are the natural choice when it comes down to hosting families with our welcoming atmosphere surrounded by nature and the good-natured staff at the Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We try our best to deliver exceptional Costa Rica experiences. Thank you very much for your review and hopefully we will be able to see you... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Si Como No is really nice. We have been there three times. The Rico Tico is like hanging out in the coolest place on earth. The staff (especially Didier and Paula who are just the best!) is always helpful. The food is terrific and the setting is like heaven on Earth.

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Thank csp54321
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear csp54321: Pura vida!!! It is very rewarding to know that you consider us “…the coolest place on earth”. Even better that after three stays at Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge you continue to love the atmosphere and great staff, including the Rico Tico, who are the best assets we have to offer at all our Greentique Hotels... More 

Florissant, CO
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you go, be sure, whatever else you order, get the bananas flambe. It's absolutely going to this restaurant just for this, the employees turn off the lights turn on the music, and put on a show worth the entire dinner. You won't regret this for a second, ENJOY!

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Thank semirg
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear semirg: Thank you for your compliments about the performance of our most popular signature dessert, “The Banana Flambé”. Since 1996 we’ve been serving thousands of guests a delicious surprise each year as part of the special dining experience offered at the Rico Tico Jungle Grill. Best regards, Julio Rivas Head Supervisor Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge More 

Orange, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Extremely welcoming staff that made you feel at home. The view was phenomenal at sunset. The food was the type that when you take a bite you have to say yum and take it all in. The server recommended the catch of the day, which was tuna. The chef prepared it perfectly. We also ordered a burrito which was equally... More 

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Thank Annie S
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Annie S: Thank you for your kind review and acknowledging the service oriented nature of the Rico Tico, whose selection of fresh products and creativity, lead by chef Jose Miguel and his kitchen staff, seem to complement the surrounding tropical forest and ocean vistas that make us a very popular attraction in our resort. Best regards, Julio Rivas Head... More 

La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This restaurant was one of the highlights of our whole trip. Super friendsly staff, delicious food, and absolutely amazing views! The have a great happy hour too. We spent a huge portion of our trip just hanging out at this restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious, but the nachos were hands down our favorite item on the menu! We ate... More 

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Thank Megan M
DQSCN, Supervisor at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Megan M: It is very rewarding to be considered one of the “highlights” of your honeymoon adventure. We feel it’s the combination of our dedicated staff, delicious local recipes, fresh products and the pleasing atmosphere overlooking the tropical jungle and coastline of Manuel Antonio that create so many exceptional experiences at our Si Como No resort. Best regards, Julio... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Food is average for what you would expect from most bar and grills, but the service levels were exceptional. David, Tony and Paola were friendly and made us feel like family with great conversation and always taking care of our needs. David went above and beyond to grab water, towels and to find us a first aid remedy during our... More 

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Thank David T
DQSCN, Manager at Rico Tico Jungle Grill, responded to this review

Dear Davit T We continue to try our best to meet and often exceed our customer’s expectations. However we regret we fell short this time. We are however very pleased that you found the level of service beyond your expectations, all part of the popularity we customarily deliver throughout the year going on two decades! Sincerely, Joxan Obando Operations Manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kilometro 3 carretera a Manuel Antonio | Sicomono Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506) 2777 0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Spanish, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Rico Tico Jungle Grill. We offer casual outdoor dining surrounded by jungle gardens and graced with breathtaking jungle and ocean vistas. The grill offers Tico cuisine, a children's menu with many specialized fresh tropical cocktails. Just ask Jimmy Buffett about our buffet - not to mention, our margaritas! Choose from daily fish specials, and ask for the famous Banana Flambe as the grand finale.

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