Rico Tropical Grill


Whether you are looking for a unique experience of fresh healthy and Tropical items every day made from scratch, Rico Tropical Grill is the perfect destination for an excellent and complete healthy lunch with tasty Latin flavors. The restaurant you were waiting for is here. Be ready for a Tropical experience in Kennesaw. We are more than excited to please you with a Rico flavor.

Cesar Correa
745 Chastain RD NW Suite 2020
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Rico Restaurant


  •   Rico's came through! I'm so glad that they are back open, during this pandemic. They never cease to amaze me with how fresh and juicy their food is! I'm completely obsessed with the Cuban bowl; it consists of rice, black beans, succulent pork, and sweet, plump plantains. I've never been in love before, but this has to be what it feels like!

    thumb Jocelyn R.

      Ricos Tropical Grill is amazing!  The owner/manager is very hospital, prices reasonable, and the food is outstanding!

    thumb Monica M.

      Awesome!   Our second visit.  We will be back again.  Very unique mix of ingredients making a personalized lunch.  Great roasted corn and black beans with quality chicken for a reasonable price.  Mango sauce and salsa available! Staff was very vested in making it a good experience.  

    Another trip, another great experience. Cuban bowl and Cuban sandwich both highly recommended. Sweet plantains are awesome.

    thumb Ron B.
  •   Honestly had know idea this spot was dOwn the treat from my house!! Honestly soo happy I found it it's like getting food from back home  while “home”… Food is seasoned nicely and full of flavor and great how you can build your own meals to your liking if you want!

    thumb Christina R.

      I had seen reviews of Rico Tropical Grill but just forgot about this relatively new restaurant – until lunch yesterday, and let me assure you, I will not forget it again! I told the owner as he came around to check on my friend and me that this was the freshest, most flavorful food, and it is so affordable! The interior may look like more of a casual, quick place, which it is, but the food could come from the most sophisticated restaurant ever! I chose a salad base with the pork (soooo flavorful and tender!) with add-ons of black beans, pico, cheddar, sour cream, and guac, along with a guava empanada, and the cheese bread to share (pandebono), which is a little ball of delicious dough with cheese inside. The guava empanada, which was only $1.95, was the perfect size for one, but it was so delicious, creamy and fruity with a perfect, made to order pastry, was so delicious that I wish I had ordered another ; ) My friend got a beef empanada, and she said it was the best one she had ever eaten! She ordered the bowl with rice and black beans, topped with chicken and some other goodies that I can't remember. The young lady at the register recommended the dressings for us, and we got a chipotle and an avocado ranch, and both were fabulous. Honestly I can't say enough good things about the food here, and they have CRUSHED ice, my favorite! I asked the owner to tell me about their Cuban sandwich because that is my husband's favorite, and he said that their customers say it is the best they have ever had. I can't wait to take my husband so that we can do a taste test! Even if you have to drive a ways to get here, come to Rico for lunch or dinner. You will be very happy!! (With all of my food and a drink, the total was only $14.79!)

    thumb Nora M.

      First time here but not the last. Thought everything was great and then tried the pork Arepas. Mind blowing, so good and juicy. Friendly staff and god service.

    thumb Steve C.
  •   This place is delicious! We are always looking for good Spanish food and this is it! The food is fresh and tastes homemade. I got the chicken arepa and it was delicious! My husband got the bowl with rice beans and beef tenderloin and it was so fresh tasting and had such great flavor. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant is really clean and well kept. Would definitely recommend this place!

    thumb Christen G.

      Our first time here but certainly not the last. My wife and i had the best Cuban sandwich we have ever had including the ones in little Havana in Miami. Service was great and the food even better. Great value also. The sandwich was full of meet and bread was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

    thumb Kam K.

      We've been here a few times and overall it's pretty good food. The Cuban sandwiches are a favorite as well as the yuca fries. I've had the salad bowl with grilled beef and toppings. The portions are big and the service is efficient.

    thumb Marie L.
  •   My favorite drink and delicious food  we will definitely be back!! This might just be my new Saturday/Sunday lunch spot.

    thumb Yvette M.

      Excellent food, excellent service, great music a good atmosphere. I had the burrito bowl with grill chicken and can I say it was delicious!!   Add the RICO! Spicy sauce topped it off just right to me!!

    thumb Rick R.

      We LOVE this place because if is delicious every single time we come! Everyone is SO nice! Brittany always remembers us and talks to our girls! The food is fresh, hot, comes out quickly and the restaurant is clean and has a great ambience. Our girls love the rice bowl and my husband and I are working our way through trying all of the Arepas! The grilled chicken I love and I always add grilled corn. The Ropa Vieja is amazing! The beef is SO tender and add some guacamole and it's perfect! The Reina Pepiada is delicious too if you like a cold Arepa. They have gluten free options and are great with accommodating other food allergies or dietary restrictions. This is definitely on our list of favorite local places!

    thumb Michelle G.
  •   I would invent time travel so I could go back in time to when I first started eating this wrap. It was just incredible, and as a starving 18 year old I couldn't appreciate taking the time to enjoy every bite and instead inhaled the whole darn thing like a raving lunatic. I went for a simple wrap and ordered one with chicken, corn, onions, sour cream, lettuce and yellow rice and black beans adorning it. Along with the wrap there was a plethora of sauces to choose from, I (not a spice fan) opted for mango and avocado. Both were, not to a surprise, absolutely freaking amazing.  The employees were so very friendly and acclimating. Southern hospitality at its finest. The owner, Ceaser, is an especially benevolent individual who, as loyal costumers, offered us a mango pie, on the house. The Rico! experience from the lively decor to the music that'll keep you dancing will make you keep going back again and again.

    thumb Saryn T.

      This place is AMAZING! I had the ropa vieja arepas which is like a corn pancake stuffed with shredded pork. There are sauces to put on it but honestly the pork was so succulent I didn't need it. My ex is from El Salvador and I haven't had a hand made from scratch tortilla since my last trip there. This place is AUTHENTIC! Even the passion fruit tea tastes fresh squeezed. The manager/owner is friendly and accommodating. Don't leave without trying the tiramisu. This is a must try if you are anywhere near Kennesaw.

    thumb Lisa B.

    I walked in and immediately knew I was in the right place. The menu has such a great variety and I like to eat clean so it's a great place with unique options like tostones, plantains, arepas, sandwiches and bowls. I wasn't too sure the difference between the arepas and tostones and the guy and the counter was EVERYTHING! He actually pulled both out. Explained the difference and let me know they're handmade each day  YASSSS. I went with the tostone. A sweet woman actually took me on another register to keep things moving and she suggested the black beans and rice which I added and my plate looks delicious

    thumb Maranda W.
  •   This is probably my favorite restaurant around, great Latin food, awesome atmosphere, I highly recommend the “picada” and the “tostones”

    thumb Adrian A.

      Wow…what a gem! I used to live in Tampa, and really enjoyed the amazing Cuban cuisine that can be sampled there. So, naturally, I have been searching for the best Cuban sandwich in the Atlanta area…and, hands-down, it can be found at Rico! For those familiar with Tampa landmarks, the Rico Cuban sandwich tastes like someone took the elegant, delicate version served by The Columbia and added some crazy-good down-home roasted pork from Pipo's (the flagship on Hillsborough, of course!). The result: Rico's Cuban sandwich is in a class of delicious all by itself.

    thumb Jeff G.

      Delicious food. The person who took our order was very helpful and gave me advice on how to top my tacos. He then helped us choose the best sauces to add to our food. Clean place with shared parking. Food came out pretty quickly and meal wasn't too pricey (less than $10 for fish tacos). Definitely coming back again!

    thumb Fatima B.
  •   Cobb county, if you are sleeping on Rico's- you are missing out. Not only is the food fresh, nutritious, and delicious but the staff is warm and friendly. The owner/manager and his wife are always there and truly care about the dining experience. The decor is modern and clean. They are currently obtaining the liquor license so I can only imagine the amazing things that will be coming out of this amazing fast casual restaurant!

    thumb Krystal E.

      This is my new favorite restaurant! The food is fresh and tastes great. Make sure you try their different sauces (on some tables or at the counter). The menu is small, but you can also make your own tacos, wraps, bowls, arepas, salads, etc with several choices of meats and toppings. The staff is always friendly and you get your order quickly. It's always very clean. My only complaint is I'm not a fan of the cold, metal chairs.

    thumb Mike N.



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