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Rancho Tico

$$ - $$$Seafood, Latin,
Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0006
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“coconut flan” (5 reviews)
“ceviche” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Rancho Tico on the recommendation of another couple staying at our condo complex. It is a real local place, a bit dark, but large inside. The night we went, there was a large group of four couples with 17 kids among...More

Thank suematt70
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I ate garlic shrimp. They were a bit overcooked for my taste, but still tasty. It was served with rice and fresh cooked vegetables: a nice assortment. Others ate steak was excellent. Another had a personal size pizza which was still large enough to share....More

Thank contradancer
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went here with a local family and had a great meal with delicious casados and ceviche A few good cocktails and beer Highlight was the tico band rocking away in the rancho Local crowd having fun I wish I was a better dancer

Thank Brooks H
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Their seafood is always fresh and can be served with one of their delicious sauces. I don't know what they put in the vegetables but they are so good I eat every last one.

Thank CathyTheCostaRicaPro
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were given this place as a true Costa Rican style restaurant with large portions. It was worth the gold cart ride on pothole riddled muddy roads typical of area Thai time of year. The menu was primarily in Spanish but with some English. We...More

Thank pnatalie2
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great local food, old fashioned but traditional surroundings. Varied menu tasty food.friendly service from local staff.

Thank Pontelandords
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A lot of food. Not well prepared. The rice was hard not cooked. The drinks were good. Welcoming and friendly staff.

Thank Ebony White
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Food arrives quickly. Variety of drinks. Many choices. Priced perfectly. Tasty seafood. Comfy environment.

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This had great reviews on Tripadvisor already and came recommended by a local transplant from Arkansas. This is a local joint with great basic local fresh food for all tastes. I had the "national" dish Casado (black beans, rice, salad/veggies, fresh fish and plantains) which...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My teenage daughter and I shared shrimp ceviche, then I had a vegetable casado and she had more shrimp. We drank nice fresh fruit "naturales." The only problem was they had no fish that day, which was a disappointment.

Thank JoggerVT
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Hello Leo, I just found this site on the Internet. Your bank will not accept the wire because it doesn't have your cedula. We don't have cedulas here so the bank didn't ask for it. I guess your bank tried to accept the money on Tuesday, contacted my bank on Wed about needing the cedula and my bank left me a voicemail at the end of the day Wednesday. Thursday was Thanksgiving and all banks closed so I could do nothing. So this morning I had to go to the Emergency Clinic here because I have 3different bacterial infections and I can't get out of bed on my own. everything started about a week before I left Nosara and now it's a pretty serious bacterial infection throughout my body. I am so, so, so sorry Leo but I just woke up- I am very weak- and I will email the bank with your correct cedula when you send it to me. This website does not allow me to type in an email address. So please call my phone for one minute and just leave your cedula on my voicemail, ok, my friend? I'll share it with the bank and you will finally be paid by Monday afternoon or Tuesday. I really wish you had your money, my friend. This has put you in a terrible position with workers and I had deposited your money at 130 last Friday. I would never cheat you for a minute-I hope you believe that, my friend- and now I am very embarrassed about this. It is so wrong... Please accept my apologies, Leo. Thank you, Monica
28 November 2015|
Response from hideaway597 | Property representative |
Hello Monica, thank you for the note. I will relay the information to Leo and have him contact you. Thanks Again :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Seafood, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro de Nosara, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0006
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