745 Chastain RD NW Suite 2020
Kennesaw, GA 30144
WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS
I tried their tostone with ropa vieja and i wasn't expecting it to be so big! Lol i finished it and was expecting to feel super full but I actually felt good, not too heavy. My picky husband got the paisa bowl and he really liked it too.
I love this place so much. It's my fav Uber Eats pick although my order has been wrong a few times I still order again and again that's how much I like it.
I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now. It was everything I thought it would be. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive and sweet! Try the paisa bowl!
Like a Chipotle, but much better food. The food is fresh and cooked to order, and it shows in the taste. In addition, Rico has very reasonable prices and friendly employees. I left wishing I lived closer so I could visit more often!
Top notch customer service and the food is delicious!! Everything is always so fresh and full of flavor.
I like the idea, and the aesthetic a lot. I was working in the Kennesaw area, and decided to try something new (as I often do) and ran across Rico.
When describing Rico Tropical Grill… think Cuban Chipotle. They had a variety of options, which really impressed me. They follow the chipotle mold, and you can get a variety of Bowls, Street FLOUR tacos, and burritos. Everything looked good but I decided to follow my chipotle mold and build a bowl.
I decided on Chicken, yellow rice, red beans, mango pico de gallo, sour cream, mozzarella, and roasted corn but there were several other options I would have liked to try ( you can only pick 4). I also ordered Plantains to eat in addition to my meal
Overall, ehh. I loved the idea, and it was decent, however albeit they delivered in variety and quality, they lacked severely in seasoning. I don't even think they sprinkled salt and pepper on my chicken lol. Much less marinated or anything of that sort. This would be my number one suggestion to them. To either marinate or season better. My chicken was soooo bland. Rice too. Nevertheless I enjoyed my meal because I never ate Cuban food served this way.
To finish it off you're able to get a couple sauces to complete your meal. I opted for the Cilantro, Mango, and Chipotle. I enjoyed the chipotle with my meal, but the others didn't really compliment my bowl as much. I wouldn't get the mango again. The Cilantro was a good sauce but I used it to dip food from another dish I got from somewhere else. The chipotle complimented my meal the best, I'd definitely get it next time and I'll probably try to Rico's spicy sauce.
The plantains were amazing. No complaint there at all. They were a little wetter and more moist then plantains you'll typically get but I enjoyed them nevertheless. My meal was only $10 altogether so that was a plus as well.
Overall I'd give Rico a 3/5. However I'd definitely recommend and I'd just tell anyone who I did to tell them to season their particular dish or meat well. Average at best, however this is one of the rare 3/5's that I'd revisit.
Very good first time experience here. They were very helpful in explaining the different selections. As we were leaving, my husband said, “I did not expect such an explosion of flavor!”
This place is AHHMAZING! Every single time we go eat there, the food is delicious and consistent. The staff is very friendly. The pork is so tender, the 'Toston' plate and the sandwiches are so yummy and their sauces are delish. The flan is legit. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and this food takes me back.
The food was impeccable, I made my own bowl and all the ingredients were so fresh. We self seated outside and the owner came out several times to get us sauces, napkins, and to make sure everything was okay. He went above and beyond when it comes to service and the food was actually so good. 5/5 for sure
I absolutely love Rico Tropical Grill!! It is delicious food, and the staff and owners are awesome!!! My girlfriend and I always come here & have continued to come to pick up to-go orders whenever possible. I would definitely recommend this delicious 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!
This is not a chain. If you like any sort of Latin American food then you should try this place. It's Columbian based for the most part if I remember what Caesar the owner told me correctly. Everything on the menu is made in house except the deserts which are made at different local restaurant and which are amazing. All of the ingredients are high quality and will likely surprise you. I get the pork bowl multiple times per week. They don't have a traditional “Americanized” mild salsa though but it's not really needed. Help support your local businesses now more than ever
I got the burrito with the Ropa Vieja and my boyfriend ordered the tacos with the steak and we were both amazed. The meat here is perfectly seasoned and juicy. Most importantly, authentic! Best Latin food I've tried around this area
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.
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!)