"Life's better at the beach," and meat and seafood are better at Burger Rancho — stunning Santa Teresa with gourmet food quality in a nonchalant roadside restaurant.read more close
Local fresh-tuna ceviche, $8, with chunked avocado, red onion, cilantro, red bell pepper, sesame oil and balsamic vinegar, served with warm pita bread, is the way to do appetizers right at this beach town eatery.
With a name like Burger Rancho, you've got to order a hamburger. Theirs are 50 percent lean beef sourced from the neighboring town of Cobano, pressed and grilled fresh to order. Top yours how you wish, or stick with a pre-designed combination: special burger, $10, blue cheese, bacon and mushrooms topped with sliced tomato, pickles, red onion, lettuce on a sesame seed bun.
Special smoothies, $4, with pineapple and aloe vera, strategically complement the warm char of the burgers. Better yet, after the meaty meal, you're in for a treat with a brownie and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, $6, or maybe a fruit-topped Belgian waffle, $6.
Dine in around sunset and you can watch the locals playing soccer at the soccer field across the street. Make sure you also look around the restaurant and get inspired by the motivational quotes posted on its walls. For example: "People who love to eat are always the best people" - oh, how true that is!
Fast-food speed service, epicurean-approved taste
11 a.m. -10 p.m.
Appetizers: $6-$8; Entrees $6-$10; Desserts $5-$6; Drinks $2-$4