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Rancho Tico

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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0006
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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here our 2nd night and the good was very authentic. It's a locals place and you can definitely tell by the atmosphere. They have a nice little bar area, the restaurant was nice and they were even doing an aerobics class on the side room. It was neat to see all the locals and mingle. I had Lomita... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought in a crowd of 13 and everyone had a great meal. We were lucky enough to be here for the Copa 2016 soccer match of Costa Rica v. Columbia. It was a blast to watch match on the big screen with the Ticos. We had to continue the celebration (at the encouragement of our new friends) at a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on two different days. One day for lunch with friends who live part time in Costa Rica and are friends with the owner Leo. Very nice and even brought us out cervezas on the house!! I had the Pollo Casado. Excellent portions and out of this world delicioso! Mi amiga had the pollo with jalapeño sauce which... More 

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Costa RIca
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a big rancho with local food and local people. We are costaricans and went there to watch a soccer match of the "SELE" (national soccer team) not expecting anything more than a simple meal and the possibility to watch the game, but were amazed at how good the food was. This is one of the few places in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Rancho Tico is off the beaten path and is a very locals only place....but don't let that intimidate you. Our wedding planner recommended this place. It was a blast, great food and atmosphere. We had 20 and a small band, additionally there was a wedding reception going on....that was about another 70 people. The kitchen did not miss a beat.... More 

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Seal Beach, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Best wood fired pizzas and casados in Nosara Center. Leo the owner is awesome and always makes you feel welcome.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

good food sometimes service is slow. i always love the ceviche and the patacones with dips! great for families

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great food! Great local flavor. We were there and caught the soccer Champions League Final. So much fun! If you want great Costa Rican food this is the place to come.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We had lunch here. Great open space with a unique interior design. The owner is a great guy. The chicken casado was excellent and the shrimp cocktail appetizer was 5 large shrimp. Great local cuisine

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Great value and authentic Costa Rican fare. The menu is extensive and offers many different dishes, fish, chicken, pork, steak, pasta and even pizza from the wood fired oven. There are mixed drinks, delicious smoothies, interesting appetizers and plenty more that makes deciding on what to order both fun and challenging. Service was good and the food very tasty. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?