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Rancho Leon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Aventura, Florida
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267 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice place along the main road to take a break from touring. Typical Costa Rican dishes were fresh and tasty and their sweet fruit tea was very refreshing. Another plus was their clean restrooms.

Thank Smarkow314
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a solid "tipico" lunch after a morning mangrove tour, including excellent plantains. The fruit tea was sweet and refreshing. The restaurant is attached to a motel, and is simple, open-air setting.

Thank danalast
Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Awesome Costa Rican cuisine!!! A must try while in the area!! Great tunes playing enjoyable atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink eat and be merry!!!👍

Thank lanny3d
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you are looking to have good food, at a good price this is the place. The have a large selection of traditional costarican "bocas" (local word for appetizers ), with very good quantity and also taste. The prices are really good and they serve your meal without too much waiting time. This is a must stop from now on... More 

Thank Jordan A
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I had the sea bass and my wife got the chicken fingers. Boy was she upset at her choice because my sea bass was excellent and while she enjoyed the chicken fingers she kept eyeing my fish and rice and beans.

Thank dmrubnitz
Catawba, South Carolina
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We are an early dinner here. It consisted of fish and rice and beans. It as prepared and presented very well. The atmosphere is truly a ranch and was very relaxing.

Thank TinsleySC
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175 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Had a good reasonably priced lunch here. Friendly service. Nice local food. I would recommend this place. You eat under a roof with no walls, so it is hot.

Thank Aucklander68
Appling, Georgia
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Do not expect luxurious facilities or anything pretentious, but this is always a satisfying tipico Costarresense experience for taking a break for refreshments. Food is consistently prepared and delivered quickly, as customary in Tico establishments where all services except the actual cooking are provided by men. The building itself is of particular architectural interest, with several examples of a campo... More 

Thank Frederic3030
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Three years ago when my wife and I were visiting Manuel Antonio, our hotel staff recommended this place as a place where the locals go and best for typical tabla food. It was one of our best meals, so of course when we come back, it was our first stop into Quepos. Located on on highway 34, about 2 Km... More 

Thank alexturner74
Hong Kong
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374 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We took our family of 10 for lunch on the way home from Manuel Antonio to San Jose. This was an excellent place to stop. We were able to see red iguana in the surrounding trees to keep us busy while we waited for food. The guacamole is dynamite and the nachos is a must order. They are big enough... More 

Thank iamarugger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jaco Highway, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
Open for several years. Very good food. Friendly staff. English spoken and on menu.

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