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“Great Quesadillas”

Restaurant & Bar El Rancho
Ranked #26 of 46 Restaurants in Dominical
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican, International, Fast Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Rancho restaurant & bar at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is considered one of the best places to eat in the area of Dominical and Uvita. The menu offers a great selection of international dishes and local specialties. Enjoy the quality food with a good glass of wine; the wine list is quite extensive and contains some nice wines that are rare to find in Costa Rica. You can also Bring Your Own Wine! Wine is expensive in Costa Rica; also for Restaurants! This makes wine in restaurants very expensive. El Rancho Restaurant at Hotel Villas Rio Mar in Dominical offers some great dishes that get even better when having a good glass of wine with it. We saw the problem and found the solution; just bring your own bottle of wine! The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The menu also includes tasty appetizers and special dishes for kids and vegetarians. Also quality espresso and cappuccino coffee is served. El Rancho restaurant at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is open to the public 365 days a year from 7 am to 9:30 pm. Socialize with family & friends, meet new people or cheer for your favorite team at our cozy bar. You can also enjoy an ice cold beer during a game of billiards, foosball or darts. Besides a selection of soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, the bar offers wonderful cocktails & smoothies. You can also order a drink at our pool bar while having a refreshing swim in the large pool. Something to celebrate? Hotel Villas Rio Mar is the perfect place in the area of Dominical and Uvita to host private events as: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, dinner parties, wedding receptions and parties. Hotel Villas Rio Mar in Dominical also provides a fully equipped conference room and is the perfect location in the South Pacific for your business meetings & events.
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Interesting setting by the river. Staff was very pleasant and my quesadillas were great! I would return.

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Reviewed March 26, 2011

We were in Dominical for 8 days in January, and found El Rancho to be one of the best restaurants in the area. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the ambience was lovely. The restaurant is located in the Villa Rios Mar resort, just outside of town, but within walking distance of the main road in Dominical. While the dinner prices are on the more expensive side of the restaurants in Dominical, it was well worth it for the overall good experience, and the price range of menu offerings is wide enough that you can find a reasonably priced meal. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a full bar in an open air roof-covered setting next to their pool. We liked it so much we ate there several times during our visit.

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