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Restaurante Rancho del Sapito

££ - £££Latin, ,
Coliblanco de Alvarado Carretera, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
+506 2534 1818
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tortillas” (7 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
“carne” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
££ - £££
Coliblanco de Alvarado Carretera, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The place is excellent for kids to see the farm animals and to also enjoy a nice view and cool climate. Regarding the food, it is typical Costa Rican food that is ok, not excellent. Best dish to recommend is the “olla de carne”. Had...More

Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A relatively nice food experience with good portions. Children can have a great deal of fun looking at future meals! The food is priced quite high for typical costa rican food and the menu is not clear at all (and I am fluent in Spanish)....More

Thank mjhvanrossum
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We happened across this place on the way to a farm tour and after driving the scenic route through Turrialba province. We didn't expect much, since it's across from a rudimentary zipline place and we figured it was oriented to tourists. Prices seemed average for...More

Thank Stacie N
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is my second visit and once again I enjoyed what felt like a traditional Costa Rican food experience. Everything is locally sourced and freshly prepared and as someone who avoids gluten I found lots of choice on the menu. Also took away some local...More

2  Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a great place in Turrialba and the best part is that it is open till late in the evening. So if you are quite late (>10pm) and hungry or need to chill with a beer,,,this is the right place. The live music with...More

Thank arnab_gupta
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived for Sunday lunch with many locals and what seemed to be a number of city folk out for a drive. This place appears to be an institution. It is a huge well managed place with good service. Be warned the servings are substantial....More

1  Thank traceybur2n
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We have passed by many times, and stopped 5 or 6 times to see if we were mistaken the previous visit. The location is nice, attractive for tourists, but the food has on each occasion been mediocre and overpriced. We will not try again.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Everybody really enjoys this place. Kids love seeing the small farm animal zoo and adults are amazed by the wonderful typical Costa Rican food offering the restaurants has. All together we enjoy the magnificent scenery of the surroundings (including the Turrialba volcano at its best).

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I know CR like the back of my hand; I've traversed it's provinces for more than two decades. In that time, I have eaten at dozens of "restaurantes típicos" with authentic Costa Rican fare. I have been to El Sapito on 3 occasions, always in...More

Thank Gacho
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful & clean restaurant, lots of tables, beautiful grounds with lovely maintained gardens & a small farm with animals. Great for children & adults. Not a lot of tourist buses. Lovely drive with views on Costa Rica route 230 on the way to Turrialba. Make...More

Thank Janbajamar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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