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Rancho Leon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

I had the sea bass and my wife got the chicken fingers. Boy was she upset at her choice because my sea bass was excellent and while she enjoyed the chicken fingers she kept eyeing my fish and rice and beans.

Thank dmrubnitz
Catawba, South Carolina
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We are an early dinner here. It consisted of fish and rice and beans. It as prepared and presented very well. The atmosphere is truly a ranch and was very relaxing.

Thank TinsleySC
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174 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a good reasonably priced lunch here. Friendly service. Nice local food. I would recommend this place. You eat under a roof with no walls, so it is hot.

Thank Aucklander68
Appling, Georgia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Do not expect luxurious facilities or anything pretentious, but this is always a satisfying tipico Costarresense experience for taking a break for refreshments. Food is consistently prepared and delivered quickly, as customary in Tico establishments where all services except the actual cooking are provided by men. The building itself is of particular architectural interest, with several examples of a campo... More 

Thank Frederic3030
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Three years ago when my wife and I were visiting Manuel Antonio, our hotel staff recommended this place as a place where the locals go and best for typical tabla food. It was one of our best meals, so of course when we come back, it was our first stop into Quepos. Located on on highway 34, about 2 Km... More 

Thank alexturner74
Hong Kong
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

We took our family of 10 for lunch on the way home from Manuel Antonio to San Jose. This was an excellent place to stop. We were able to see red iguana in the surrounding trees to keep us busy while we waited for food. The guacamole is dynamite and the nachos is a must order. They are big enough... More 

Thank iamarugger
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for our first night meal. Great costa rican food as well as good ole hamburgers and french fries served in a friendly atmosphere. Note: trip advisor listed "pizza" as a menu choice, which is not on the menu. A nice way to start vacation!

Thank Jen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food, good price, good quantities; the stuff was really kind. Homemade flavour, nice chicken nachos

Thank Ruben B
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We took the advice of a few locals and had dinner at Rancho Leon during our recent visit to Manuel Antonio...and we were definitely not disappointed. In fact, we enjoyed our meal so much that we had our driver bring us back there for lunch the following day before leaving town. Best typical food in town. Be sure to try... More 

Thank LaLaLakey
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

The best meal that we've had in Costa Rica, bar none. Family owned & operated specializing in authentic, local cuisine. Our meal was superb from start to finish & we were treated like we were family. My only regret is we didn't come sooner, as we leave in the morning.

Thank Bryan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
Open for several years. Very good food. Friendly staff. English spoken and on menu.

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