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“My favorite restaurant in Manuel Antonio!”

El Rancho Restaurant
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Rancho at Villas Nicolas is a great, intimate restaurant. The chef and owner of the restaurant is a Manuel Antonio local who has a passion for cooking and is always coming up with new dishes. My husband and I go here for our date night whenever we can and always leave super content and happy. His seafood is always fresh and always a few different sauces to accompany. The best part is I am celiac and Kenneth, the chef, can always create a wonderful meal for me and I never worry about having any gluten attacks. He is very flexible with different dietary needs.
I highly recommend El Rancho, especially if you want to experience some local cooking.

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Thank Valerie V
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Try the tuna and also the sea bass. Expertly prepared and the portions were good. A little pricey but a great splurge.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Great place to stay and eat! Their food is very reasonably priced and a beautiful setting! Love Quepos

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a troop of howler monkeys all around us. The restaurant is very quaint, only about 5-6 tables. Service was spectacular and the tuna was fabulous. It was so nice there, that we are looking into staying there next time we return. On our zipline tour, we met a family staying there that solidified that idea.

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Thank Owlisn
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Only accepted cash. Had grilled shrimp and veggies. Was excellent.

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