745 Chastain RD NW Suite 2020
Kennesaw, GA 30144
WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS
- Jennifer W.
The food is excellent! If your a fry person , you be wont be disappointed. Sauces are delicious. It can get busy here at lunch and order line can move slow. If you're short on time, go early.
Man, I'm addicted to the chicharron and all their sauces are really flavorful and good!! It's A friendly Keto treat! Everything looks and smell good! They always cook their food fresh so there is a wait, But definitely worth the wait! I do see a lot of people calling in their order in advance! Definitely give them a try!!!
I really enjoy their bowls and the many different topping options that they have. They definitely don't skimp on the meat and their spicy sauce has just the right kick and so does the jalapeño ranch.
Only negative is that it states the burritos come with chips and salsa so I ordered a burrito for delivery and queso as well thinking I would have chips to dip but didn't get the chips or salsa. Got the queso though! Which was good once I found something to dip in it.
So far I've tried the ropa vieja (something I generally get at every Cuban restaurant) it was pretty good. The chicken and the salmon were also good. The red beans are tasty but I do wish they would put on a bit more of the veggie toppings.
Friendly customer service and the restaurant is clean.
Oh! The guac isn't too bad either.
This place was pretty good. I've been there twice in 2 weeks and my husband went about 4-5 times total. Only problem is they use too much salt. The Cuban sandwich was perfect! The tostones were unnecessarily salty and so was the meat when I built
My own bowl. I'm gonna chalk it up to that being a mistake hopefully and try them again for sure!
Today I visited Rico after much too long, and I want you to go as soon as you can! This family-run business serves delicious food from mahi or shrimp to tenderloin to chicken or pork, in bowls, tacos, salads, whatever you choose to combine. You can also choose from among the specialties, and that's what I did today. I started with a guava and cream cheese empanada, which was perfection in a flaky crust, and had the Latin bowl as my main meal. Served over white rice and black beans, the tenderloin was cooked perfectly and topped the rice/beans along with a perfectly fried egg, sliced ripe avocado, and crispy plantains. I asked the owner whether or not I should keep the egg, and he recommended it. I'm so glad I didn't make any changes to this perfect dish. You can also get arepas or pressed sandwiches, and their kids' menu offers lots of yummy options too. My dessert was their homemade flan. Did I say homemade?! YUMMMMM. Today I chose among coffee flan, guava flan, or regular flan, all swimming in a generous amount of the delicious caramelly liquid. Go to Rico as quickly as you can! Support small business.
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.
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!”