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Upstairs at the RipJack

) #4 of 19 Restaurants in Playa Grande $$ - $$$ American, ,
100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0480
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
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“rip jack” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Truly, a tree house feel! The food is delicious! You get a variation of different types of menu selections....from A great breakfast menu, excellent lunch variety to choose from, and dinner menu to select from! All hands-down, delicious whichever you choose! We recommend this restaurant...More

Thank LatitudeSurfCR
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a nice dinner at Rip Jack, though there was some variability. A few of the dishes were a bit bland (the platano crusted chicken for sure was). However the garlic fries and chorizo burger were great. Try the jalapeño mango margarita! It has...More

Thank Amber T
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Breakfast way better than dinner especially the Americano with fried eggs and bacon. Owner from Alabama (Roll Tide). Nice guy trying to make a go of it in CR

Thank jvlitigation
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were staying at the RipJack Inn and this restaurant is right on their property. Glad we tried it - awesome food. Breakfasts were delicious and made to order; dinner were excellent and the menu varied each evening. Wear your shorts and flip-flops if you...More

Thank Rich F
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Wonderful food, atmosphere and people. We saw monkeys in the trees and a beautiful sunset. The Casado is delicious, loved the sea bass. Good breakfast too.

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch here with our two families. Everyone was happy with their food which is hard to get out of a big group. Great service too. Highly recommended!

Thank naturalrachel
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We dined at Rip Jack's for one dinner and one breakfast -- both were outstanding. The servers are all friendly and helpful. We had some of the fish specials for dinner and for breakfast, three of us ordered the "tipicol" breakfast of the day and...More

Thank Tiamaria865
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The food is great here and the service even better. We wanted to take Eric home with us! The atmosphere is fun and tropical. We loved all the dishes we had and the happy hour is great. Costa Rican dining can be a little lacking,...More

Thank Traveler617514
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We dined at Ripjack several times in a week. Good food. Great service. Very nice open, upstairs dining room with a breeze. But it's priced about 20-30% higher than all other nearby restaurants. They focus on Americans and Canadians, and price accordingly.

Thank Travelling-Buckeye
Reviewed 13 April 2016

It's a local hangout, lots of expats, both working and drinking. Nice atmosphere, and everyone is very friendly. It was a pre-sunset on the beach stop, and worth the visit.

Thank Ed S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a dress code? I was only going to bring dress shorts will that be acceptable?
19 July 2015|
Response from RipleyCostaRica | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code at RipJack Inn, please dress however makes you happy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica (Formerly Upstairs @ the RipJack)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0480
  • E-mail
Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique treetop dining experience. RipJack also offers private chefing, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other special events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and offer special menus for kids twelve and under.Our restaaurant is closed on Tuesdays. There are several dining options within walking distance.To Go Meals - designed for guests on the go or those with vacation rentals and no time to cook!
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