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“Back Again to El Ranchito and Worth Every Penny”

El Rancho Restaurant
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I just love this restaurant - better than anywhere else in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. I don't think there is a chef who could possibly cook and serve fish better than Pato. The staff is fabulous (Alberto, Alexandria and her replacement Morgan) and the dining experience is intimate and friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone visiting this area of Costa Rica. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Betty M
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We had the yellow fin tuna with the pineapple chile salsa and the fresh catch (mahi mahi with red pepper sauce) - both were fresh and cooked perfectly. We also got the cheeseburger for the kids, which was also awesome. Villas Nicolas is a great dinner place - quiet and intimate with great food. This has been our best dining experience in Manuel Antonio.

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Thank MR-EDH
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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

Thank jollytancher
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