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El Rancho de Nelson

££ - £££
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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10. 070447519367683,- 84. 31355224945618, Grecia, Costa Rica
+506 2494 1515
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297 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was over priced and it was not flavoured well. Also the portions were small. I did not finish my meal because I felt the food was not fresh.

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Thank Tl D
Quebec, Canada
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107 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for dinner, not expecting much as this place has an outdoors setting which is quite dark and even a little bit gloomy in the evening. Ordered fish and was not disappointed: fresh, tasty and well executed. The waiter (maybe the owner?) was both efficient and caring, and he even took out a map to help us with directions... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you like authentic Costa Rican food you cannot beat Nelson's. It has a great atmosphere and the selections are plentiful. Sounds strange but they have one of the best hamburgers in town. Trey

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Thank georgemaynard3
Grecia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Of all the restaurants in Grecia, I bet I have eaten here the most times. It is the best "typical" Tico restaurant in the area. Always reliable, good service and large menu. I didn't give it 5 stars because of its lack of diversity in their cuisine. That may be unfair on my part because it does not pretend to... More 

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Thank mermade7
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I order the sirloin everytime I go. Other food taste good but I would recommend the sirloin and the mashed beans

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Thank Ken S
Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We live part of the year in Grecia, Costa Rica, and often eat at Bar Rancho Nelson (which is its actual name). The food there is simple, good "Tico" food at very reasonable prices.

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Thank DonaJudy
savannah
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've eaten here at least a dozen times. Everything is consistent. The portions are enormous. I've tried several items on the menu and never had a bad meal.

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Thank istanbulSavannah
Grecia, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I ate here regularly for over 2 years. The last 3 trips in the service was horrible at best. I recently had lunch here with 3 friends and after we all ordered drinks and food it went downhill. Three of us had our food before the other friend#4 even got her drink. I asked the server, Miguel, where her drink... More 

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Thank Bill B
Grecia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nelson's casados are the best I've ever had in Costa Rica, and I've lived here 5 years. They also have great nachos, ceviche, arroz, and steaks/seafood. Nelson's has a great variety of delicious foods for low prices. You can get beer there. We like to sit on the porch to eat at Nelson's.

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Thank soup S
West Linn, Oregon
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Went here for a large family meal. Expensive to eat out in CR, more so than in most other areas of the world. The food is good quality tico which is heavy on the carbs with a bit of salad and whatever meat you have with it. Tico food is basic with little variation except on the Caribbean side where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10. 070447519367683,- 84. 31355224945618, Grecia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Grecia
  • Phone Number: +506 2494 1515

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