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El Rancho de Laly

Latin, Costa Rican, Bar, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Meters Oeste de la Cruz Rojo 150, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Showing 37: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were stopping at the Hotel Louisiana about ten minute walk from El Rancho as it was raining on our walk out we stopped here for some drinks the staff were very attentive, pleasant and polite. When we received our bill it was the cheapest beers (Imperials) we'd had in two weeks of being on Costa Rica didn't try the... More 

Thank Lynne T
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was right around the corner form Studio Hotel where I was staying, so I walked over. Music playing loudly, outside it was quieter. Karaoke on the night I was there. A lively crowd. I had chicken wings, tacos (in US they'd be taquitos, rolled-up, crispy) and patacones (came with multiple toppings). The food was good-sized portions, esp. the... More 

Thank geomos
Palm Springs, California
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A solid CR cantina and restaurant experience. Fair prices and good service with a good selection of both food and drink. LIVELY too! Good value and enjoyable.

Thank LS M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Luisiana and were looking for a cheap place to eat close by. We speak very little spanish but that was not a problem here. They had an english version of their menu. The beer was cold, food was good and the service was good. When we visit Costa Rica again we will be sure to... More 

Thank Steve O
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Went here to see a Costa Rican National Selection soccer game. The place is raucous, lively and casually fun. Certainly no attire is too casual here. This is for all peeps!

Thank Eric G
Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

El Rancho is a good local restaurant with reasonably priced good food. The service is pleasant and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank felixjb123
Wiscasset, Maine, USA
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256 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is authentic ! Great food, try the Bocas, many very fine experiences here. Wonderful ambiance that is genuine.

Thank SeanRafter
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150 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Great food cheap pricing. Massive bang for the buck. Always quality and fresh. Patacones are to die for. The grilled chicken with onions is my go to plate. Great arroz con pollo( chicken w rice). GREAT VALUE!

1 Thank Vatsmia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Rancho de Laly offers GREAT food that actually has flavor and many options to satisfy a traveler, while giving a local experience. It's the one place in the area that does not PRICE GOUGE despite is central location. The staff is personal and friendly.

Thank LT T
Brasil de Santa Ana
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

El Rancho de Laly has some of the best local food in the area. They have never let us down and we have tried lots of different menu items. Our favorite is the plantain platter with guacamole, beans and pico de gallo. You can make your own knock off of nachos with this giant tray of food. Service is always... More 

Thank Costaricamommy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Costa Rican, Bar, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meters Oeste de la Cruz Rojo 150, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana

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