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Upstairs at the RipJack Inn

100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0480
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“hummus” (10 reviews)
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Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100m al Sur de Hotel Las Tortugas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Upstairs at the RipJack Inn
1. Best Breakfast Anywhere!
"The breakfast sandwich is the best EVER,"
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2. Fabulous Lunch and Dinner!
"From the breakfast, lunch and dinner, everything was great."
Sue W
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3. Happy Hour and Cheap Bocas!
" I had a jalapeno mango margarita and my wife had the melon cooler."
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful wait staff, drinks and food! Had lunch and dinner. All food and drinks were perfect. Will be back next year

Thank Chris W
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Our family was in Playa Grande for three days but we liked Rip-Jack so much we ate there four times (dinner twice, breakfast, and the 4:00-6:00 PM live music happy "hour". The staff is friendly, the food consistently good, and the drinks were amazing (including...More

Thank G6441CTjohnf
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We ate at Upstairs at the RipJack twice. The food was good but fairly expensive. The service was good. They often have musicians playing in the evening. It is primarily serving visitors from the US and Europe.

Thank PBR100
Reviewed March 5, 2017

upstairs dining with occasional views of interesting birds, howler monkey families and a continual refreshing breeze were the best part. Food was sort of uninspired in spite of attempts to produce clever drink combinations. Happy hour was a better bargain and some of the bocadillos...More

Thank taem111
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

4-6 1/2 prices on cocktails- great pina colada and watermelon lime basil spritzer. Breakfasts we sampled were the Costa Rican and huevos rancheros both delicious. Always a breeze, helpful bilingual staff and lovely atmosphere.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

We ate several times at RipJack - going for dinner and breakfast. The food is totally delicious, really tasty and original. Portions are a little small but this has not deterred us. Service is also super friendly. All that in a lovely setting - the...More

Thank FrederiqueXx
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Eddie was our waiter and so very aware of any needs before we asked. Menu is on large chalk boards that are easy to read and understand in English or Spanish. The food is more upper class and reasonably priced. Ask for Eddie, he's the...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Went for a few drinks but had s bad experience with the staff. Bill was more than the menu stated. The guy charged double on my beers for happy hour and then the price didn't match the menu. Asked about the prices but the waiters...More

Thank mjm1101
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Decent restaurant with a large wooden deck serving area. Pretty high prices though, so not a place to go unless you want a little bit upscale dinner and dont have a car - except for happy hour which is allright and tends to draw a...More

Thank urbanemson
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We rode bicycles from Palm Beach Estates to the Rip Jack. Even though it was only late morning, it was a hot ride. It was nice to be able to sit in the open air restaurant and have a good breakfast.

Thank MoleCG
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July 19, 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, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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 chef service, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and have a special menu for kids twelve and under. Join us for happy hour every day from 4:00 - 6:00 where you will enjoy cheap beer, 2 X 1 cocktails and a delicious bocas (small plates) menu. Sunday mornings we offer an extensive brunch menu including Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's. During the season you can catch your favorite NFL game here as well!
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