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Ricar2 Restaurant and Bar

Carretera a Dominical de San Isidro 243, Alto de San Juan, Baru 11901, Costa Rica
+506 8897 8478
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian, French, Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Carretera a Dominical de San Isidro 243, Alto de San Juan, Baru 11901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I started to think that Ticos do not enjoy good flavor in food. This place is good. Wanted a good steak and finally found one. The lobster is not awesome but the steak more than made up for it. The view is awesome especially during...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank calebwalker89
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Stop here for lunch, we had visit the other place a few meters higher but decide to try this place. Great view of the valley, nice open restaurant and the food is very good, had a burger while my wife had the chicken salad, we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RWPrider
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant in august and september both times around 4-4:30 in the sfternoon. Both times there were only a few tables occupied. We ordered the filet mignon medium rare and both times we were served within 20 minutes and the food was perfect. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hippotang
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Went to this place tonight, we usually go to another place close by for the view but decided to try this place. Menu was a lot more extensive. I had the grilled ribs, wife had tuna. Rib was pretty good, potato good and the salad...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bulldogtwo
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Everything is 100% The view is superb The service very good The food delicious a taste you will remeber. Happy we found this place😋

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidrV994LC
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Everything we ate was wonderful. We stopped by on New Years night and we were seated right away. The food was moderately priced. We recommend this restaurant highly.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank howiethefriedman
Reviewed 13 January 2018

While travelling to and from San Ysidro from the Pacific coast for a day, we wanted to stop on our way back and found Ricar2 perched roadside. Thank goodness they were still serving at 3 pm. The food was outstanding-especially the fresh fish offering. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank joncra
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were staying in a beautiful home in Dominical and one day when the heat and humidity on the coast were overwhelming we drove to San Isidro for a break. The drive itself was gorgeous a two lane road through lush rain forest. Along the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank harrymcballs
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Following the good reviews in here, we decided to give this place a try. Whenever you get to a restaurant and see a lot of cars parked outside you start thinking it might be a good place. We obviously sat in the high chairs facing...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Jose Javier A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure about going to this restaurant but I read reviews recommending the filet mignon and saying that it was only 5,700 colones ($10 US). I was dubious but we tried it out. Well what I had heard was true! Had an amazing filet...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank ditchchamp
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Dominical de San Isidro 243, Alto de San Juan, Baru 11901, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  Perez Zeledon  >  Baru  >  Alto de San Juan
  • Phone Number: +506 8897 8478
  • E-mail
Ricar2 Resteruarnt is located on the road between Dominical and San Isidro. Our location sits in hills above the City of San Isidro with spectacular views of the city and mountains. Ricardo's menu is a reflection of his Costa Rican heritage combined with his experience as a top Chef in New Jersey for 20 years.
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