745 Chastain RD NW Suite 2020
Kennesaw, GA 30144
WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS
This is hands-down my favorite quick-service type restaurant anywhere, and truthfully, I'd probably pick it over a lot of sit-down places too. The first thing I tried was the Cuban sandwich, and I had been to Miami about a month previously and tasted what I thought was the best Cubano I'd ever had. This one is honestly as good, maybe even better. Tender meat, moist and juicy, hot and melty. I don't think it could be improved upon. However, I'm not one to find one menu item and stick to it no matter how much I like it, so I've tried several other things since. My other top pick is the Pabellon arepa. The ropa vieja is so juicy and flavorful, and i love the creamy well-seasoned black beans and sweet maduros, it's such a good combination.
Have also tried the BYO tostone, chicken arepa, steak sandwich, and everything is truly excellent. Really like the yucca fries, pandebon, guava cream cheese empanada, and both types of agua fresca (I usually get them mixed together!), and I love the selection of sauces. Can't think of a negative thing to say about this place, it's all good!
Such good Caribbean style food. I loved my toston plate. The ingredients were so fresh and the chicken was deliciously juicy. I can't wait to go back.
Update…we keep coming back for more, so I'm raising my review to 5 stars. The food is always good and the service is great too. We are regular customers now, glad to have this little gem close by.
Why do you guys close so early? Food is great and we love it. But 8:00 seems a little early to close in this area.
This spot is LEGIT. If you like those other burrito places, you're going to LOVE this one. I did the “build your own bowl” with chicken, yellow rice, black beans, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and some of their chipotle sauce. And LET ME TELL YOU… I am going back tomorrow. The chicken was moist and tender, and everything very well seasoned, but not overly so. I stumbled across this place by complete accident, but going back will be purposeful!!!!
The service was great. My husband got the baja bowl and the chicken was fry and the beans and rice weren't good. My mom got the chicken salad and love it. We got fried yucca and tostones and they were amazing!!!! I got the cuban sandwich and an empanada and delicious delicious. Definitely would come back
Consistently tasty food. Everything is seasoned perfectly and the sauces compliment the food so well.
It's hard to not go here every single week.
Delicious! So fresh. I added a guava cream cheese empanada to this order. Nnext time it will be two!
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!”
There food is very deliciosos we always order at my job super fast no complain happy to support small business
The food here is good and fresh, made to order so you might have to wait a little while but it's so worth it. We ordered a Cuban bowl and ropa vieja sandwich. The portion are big and the food is delicious. We also got the complimentary dessert a flan which is delicious. Definitely coming back to try something else on the menu.
Tostone con pernil and arepa de pernil!! Que Rico!! My husband and I were in the area looking for something to eat for lunch. I came upon this place through yelp just because I loved what I saw and the menu. It was different we don't have anything like this in Augusta!! The guy I spoke to on the phone was so nice and told me what I can add to my food and what would be an extra cost if added. Also he asked if I liked hot sauce which I definitely do and he gave me two different sauces on the side to try. Both were delicious especially the red hot sauce. They place itself was nice and clean. Definitely will be going back for some more.
This was my first time trying Rico's and I loved it. The wait was a bit long but the owner gave my friend and I complimentary meal tickets to make up for our wait. So sweet! The food was amazing and I will definitely be visiting again
We've already been here twice (in a week)! So far, everything has been delicious and the portions are very generous! They are very helpful and will explain items, the complimentary sauces are so good, and the menu has so many options. Whether you're looking for something more traditional or wanting to try something more unique, Rico is the place to go.