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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
“filet mignon” (4 reviews)
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American, Costa Rican, Italian, French, Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Carretera a Dominical de San Isidro 243, Alto de San Juan, Baru 11901, Costa Rica
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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.

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

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

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

1  Thank josjavier13
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

Thank ditchchamp
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I really liked the Chicken Cordon Bleu that I had here. My family was more lukewarm to it. Great view of the valley overlooking San Isidro. Cleaner and more upscale than many of the common "Sodas" along the road.

Thank CheezeHead1
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Typical Costa Rican fare on offer here. The portions were substantial and well presented. The quality of the food was very good, taste and spiced well. T he service was friendly, helpful and un-intrusive. The restaurant is rustic and charming. We sat on the balcony...More

Thank SueEly
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Second visit.....just as good as the first. Food is consistant and amazing valley views. Vodka sause on the pollo/ cameron dish memorable....staff extremely attentive and will definitely be back. Conveniently located near San Isidro....

Thank epiphanyuvita
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A friend told us to look for a place with the number 2 in its name on the road from San Isidro to Dominical if we wanted to find some decent lunch. Rica2's sign fit the description, so we took a chance and were rewarded...More

Thank PaulTreadwell
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were here on Super Bowl Sunday and the staff and customers were very understanding of our occasional outbursts. The filet mignon was large, tender, and flavorful, a very good value. The fettuccine with seafood was pretty good; lots of seafood including shrimp, clams, scallops...More

Thank tradescantia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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