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“Best steaks on the island”

Rancho Steak & Lobster
Ranked #50 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We always visit El Rancho when in St. Maarten. Their steaks are the best around.

Thank Don V
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We have had meals at a few of the restaurants in Simpson Bay and found them too hot for lunch. We had lunch at El Rancho a couple days ago and it was cool and breezy. The interior is large and beautiful, the restaurant is built on a dock so you see the water below you and your view is of the marina. Nice spot. Food was great!! My sister and I had mexican and it was GREAT. The husbands and kids had burgers and pizzas and they truly enjoyed their meals.

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Thank tenmahie r
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We expected something better from this nice steak house/mexican restaurant. The place is nice and overlooking the marina, but all you can see are big yachts. Service was very slow ... it took a long time to get our orders and longer time for the manager to come to our table and tell that the chef could not find the T-bone steak we order. Finally the T-bone steak arrived it was good but not cooked as we asked. The enchiladas were OK, but nothing above the average. We were offered two drinks as apology for the T-bone stake delay and then they were charged on our bill (we had to ask to take them off the bill to a not happy waitress!). US$35 for this steak was way too expensive, as well as the 15% service (NOT optional) charged on the bill was way too much for the poor service we received. The manager was very kind coming to apologize, but in the end we spent almost 3 hours and $82 for 2 average meals.

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Thank Alessandra F
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Place is very nice and airy... It has beautiful view of the marina... And awesome boats! But unfortunately service was slow and unprofessional ...starting with finger in our salsa.. Than after long time gentleman came and said he has no more steak for lunch... And we waited again ... It looked like it was our fault, that we ordered and they did not have it... Finally we got our food.. Good nothing special... Come on! Argentinian grill and they are out of steak????????

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Thank Sushifreak2012
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

We live nearby and we eat here regularly. We always take our guests along if there people staying with us (holiday). It is not always as good, but it is still usually better than other steak restaurants.

Thank Metjemail
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