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“Average food; spectacular views.”
Review of Rancho Del Sol

Rancho Del Sol
Ranked #18 of 35 Restaurants in Orient Bay
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A must on on your trip on sint martin!!
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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260 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Average food; spectacular views.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Food and service were average. However, we had lunch overlooking the beautiful Orient Beach and spectacular homes around the mountains. The pasta (as a side) was tasteless, however the potatoes, the chicken and the soups were good. i rated it as a 4 just because of the views and the Ok food. The menu is way overpriced.

  • Visited May 2014
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Middleham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A pleasant find”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We wanted a good lunch. We got it. I usually try NOT to eat a different cuisine when on holiday, and so had quite low expectations of my chicken fajita. It was one of the best I have ever had! My wife had a Provencal duck salad, equally excellent. I bothered to have a look at what others were eating. The meat skewers looked outstanding, and I saw them disappear pretty fast too.

You can dine inside, on a surrounding veranda, or in a garden setting. The views of Orient Bay are excellent from several points. I would generally rate non-American service in St Martins as rather slow and not always attentive or engaged. Rancho del Sol was quite the opposite.Staff are genuine and friendly as well as efficient. The place was full of local Francophone diners when we went, which speaks volumes.

  • Visited May 2014
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johann l, Responsable relations publiques at Rancho Del Sol, responded to this review, 23 December 2014
Google Translation
Bonjour,
Merci de votre excellent commentaire,
Nous vous invitons à vous faire reconnaître à votre prochaine apparition dans notre établissement pour vous offrir un verre.
Un plaisir de vous faire plaisir.
Cordialement l’équipe rancho del sol.
Bonne année
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Terrible service, mediocre food”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stopped by for lunch and was really sorry. There are so many better places to eat and visit. Took well over a 1/2 to get service, just a drink, and it came with a really bad attitude. Been traveling to SXM for over 20 years, and this place was dreadful. There was nothing for my picky son to eat, not even pasta.

  • Visited June 2013
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johann l, Responsable relations publiques at Rancho Del Sol, responded to this review, 23 December 2014
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bonjour,
nous sommes sincèrement navré de votre mauvaise expérience!
nous avons changé notre personnel depuis notre fermeture du mois d'aout,
espérant une deuxième chance de votre part peut être un jour.

bonne année à vous!
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New York City, New York
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“from good to surprisingly good - plus great ambiance”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very impressed overall. Some of the dishes were just okay but quite a few were very well prepared. Our party of 8 had dishes ranging from onion soup to steaks to tuna and beef carpaccio. Apart from a few things that were just decent, the rest were surprisingly good.

The service too - was friendly and efficient.

The setting is very lovely and the outdoor area of the restaurant is GREAT for kids. Plenty of space to run around and lounge chairs to play/hang out on while the adults finish eating.

A big plus is also the fine value. Good prices and nice portions. It's not the best meal you can have on St. Martin, but it's one you'll certainly enjoy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Torrington, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We keep trying to enjoy this restaurant....have stopped at least four times in four years. The food used to be quite good but this trip it was average. However the staff is friendly and the the view of Orient Bay is lovely.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Connie P
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