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Upstairs at the RipJack

) #3 of 19 Restaurants in Playa Grande $$ - $$$ American, ,
100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0480
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
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“rip jack” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has a really lovely ambience. The food is delicious and fresh. I ate here for several meals during my stay simply because of convenience. I especially liked the dishes with tuna, the salads, the patacones. However, it is expensive (more so than others...More

Thank LeahoftheLakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and according food. Light healthy meals or other options as well. They can cater special occasions such as yoga retreats with special menus.

Thank restoencasa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice open air restaurant on the second floor at the Rip Jack. Don't be disturbed by the cat walking around in the dining area because the food was worth it. They were out of the sea bass that evening which disappointed a few in our...More

Thank Don J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually have lived here for nearly one year and I have not been a tourist but rather a resident. Your experience as a tourist may be different from my family's.

Thank Douglass H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must hit every single time we are in the area. Kids loved the chicken taquitos and hips and salsa. I had the mahi rice and beans. My husband had the fish tacos. Perfection. Steps to the beach. Cool breeze. Great service. Love...More

Thank courtina
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The seven of us all enjoyed our meals very much. The menu has a nice selection. A family of monkeys went swinging by as we were eating. The service was just a bit slow.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great food choices and drink options! Great Atmosphere, right next to the beach. The food was delicious. Prices were extremely reasonable. Have been back several times.

Thank 17CostaRica
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food was very good and service was quick. We would eat here again for sure if we were in Playa Grande again.

Thank Martin v
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

There was live music that was very nice and made a fun atmosphere. The food was good along with the service. The owners were very kind, and so we're the people that worked there. This restaurant is good for kids. The location is very convenient...More

1  Thank maggie j
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had great service from all the friendly bartenders. All spoke great English and were helpful and knowledgable about the area.

Thank BeachMomCF
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a dress code? I was only going to bring dress shorts will that be acceptable?
20 July 2015|
Response from RipleyCostaRica | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code at RipJack Inn, please dress however makes you happy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Formerly Upstairs @ the RipJack)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0480
  • E-mail
Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique treetop dining experience. RipJack also offers private chefing, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other special events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and offer special menus for kids twelve and under.Our restaaurant is closed on Tuesdays. There are several dining options within walking distance.To Go Meals - designed for guests on the go or those with vacation rentals and no time to cook!
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