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Restaurante Rancho del Sapito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Costa Rican, Spanish, Central American
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Coliblanco de Alvarado Carretera, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
06:00 - 18:30
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San Jose
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place for a day trip with the family; easy drive from San José. It has a nice playground for the kids and the food is really good!

Thank Gdo_Castillo
Cartago, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is one of our favorite places to go and enjoy the mountains, look the farm animals and taste a good coffee or aguadulce with milk. You can find all typical food here and also distinct kinds of cajetas for dessert. If weather is good, the view of the active Turrialba volcano is a plus, so you can watch the... More 

Thank fabulman
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It has nice view . Good service. Fun for the kids to see the farm animals. Great place to eat typical costarían food. The tortillas con queso are great. Nice and relaxed ambience.

Thank Carolina T
St. Thomas
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in this area. It is off the track but worth to visit. The plates are full and tasty. Is very local and you better speak a little Spanish .

Thank Sailaway00802
Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place is a bit far away but it is worth the effort, surrounded by nature with curious farm animals and great food. Fresh Trout and amazing typical food. Big orders so you might go a bit shy and share dishes. Excellent price vs. quality and attention.

Thank leam69
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visited this restaurant and the food was great, it has a farm that kids enjoyed looking and feeding animals like pigs, cows, fishes, etc. Nice place to visit with the family. It is not far from San Jose downtown taking aprox 1.5 hours by car. If you plan to go there is better to check the weather because the... More 

Thank Renan M
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A very nice place to eat with family or friends, they scenary is nice, very charming place. Their Olla de Carne is delicious as well as other dishes.

Thank Rebeca9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place where you can have a tasteful Costa Rican cuisine dish this is the place, food is outstanding obviously the service takes a while because the place is visited by many people over the weekends, but overall the food-service is awesome, asked for the Chicken filled of bacon-cheese 😱, and after your meal is... More 

Thank Manfred B
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place has the best Olla de Carne EVER. They also have a beautiful Pet Zoo and gardens. The Tortillas de Queso and the AguaDulce (hot drink that is not coffee, tea or hot cocoa) is amazing. It gets very busy during weekends but great during weekdays.

Thank LinchyTica
Lleida, Spain
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

It's not located very close to any village but the place has a lot of charm, as it looks like a real rancho. The dishes are not only generous but delicious and the service is quite fast. Bear in mind that they are served by ticos, so you'd better share them or end up really full! ;)

Thank lorena463

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Costa Rican, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
06:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coliblanco de Alvarado Carretera, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Turrialba
  • Phone Number: +506-2534-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?