Mal País Restaurants

  • Sunset from the Papaya Lounge
    Sunset from the Papaya Lounge
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    Artemis Cafe: local lunch spot in Mal Pais

    by dustmon Written Dec 13, 2011
    Artemis Cafe/Lounge

    Open from 7am til 2am, Artemis serves breakfast all day if you want, but also has DJs at night, is fully wifi, has great coffee, and more. Located right at the Crossroads shops and close to all the action of Playa Carmen....
    dinner served til 11pm.

    Favorite Dish: breakfast and coffee

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    Mary's: Farm to Table--Mary's

    by dustmon Written Dec 12, 2011

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    entrance to Mary's

    We got pizza to go and also had a great dinner at the restaurant---veggie pizza (mushrooms, spinach, peppers, and more with extra cheese to go), and another night we had fish and chicken tacos---incredible flavor and presentation.....pool tables for entertainment while you wait and good music--(Bjork while we were there) great desserts too!
    Down the road from the Crossroads about 2 miles---not far from the fishing village

    Favorite Dish: fish tacos

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    Bakery: A/C and fresh baked goods!

    by dustmon Written Dec 11, 2011
    The Bakery Mal Pais
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    The Bakery is very close to the Crossroads and is a great place for lunch--it has air conditioning and great frozen ice tea plus sandwiches, soups, pasta and more at little tables amongst the surfers, web and oceanwise. Good coffee and fresh sweet baked goods as well as breads and baggettes. We also got some organic ground coffee here, too for about $12 a bag.

    Favorite Dish: Spicy tomato pasta and frozen lemon tea.

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    Caracolas-Mal Pais: Fresh seafood on the Beach

    by dustmon Written Dec 11, 2011
    Caracolas Soda Restaurant
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    Silvi runs Caracolas (caracolas are small snails which live on the rocks on the beach behind the restaurant) which serves breakfast thru dinner in an outdoor setting near her home. One of the few places directly on the beach (through a couple of trees) she serves fresh local fish in a couple of ways, lobsters and more with kind friendliness and a big smile. She also teaches at the nearby international school during the day, coming home to hostess a great locale for a restaurant. The chef is wonderful and the food is freshly prepared and delicious. Prices for dinner are around $10 to 20...Typical breakfast is around $6-7.
    Her cheeseburgers are real good too at around $5-6 with good fries.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh Mahi-Mahi and patacones (green plantains fried, smashed, and then fried again until crisp---mmmm good)

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    Beija Flor: Good local vibe restaurant

    by dustmon Written Dec 11, 2011
    Entrance on the road

    We ate at resort Beija Flor's restaurant on our last night, and glad we finally made it. Small outdoor spot next to the gardens throughout the property, we had a wonderful linguini with fresh tuna, and a chicken breast with sweet chili sauce from the local chef. Excellent flavors and presentation---they also had fresh homemade passionfruit ice cream for dessert!
    All local seafood and vegetables.

    Favorite Dish: passionfruit ice cream

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    Papaya Lounge: Local seafood gourmet style

    by dustmon Written Dec 11, 2011
    Sunset from the Papaya Lounge

    Moana Lodge has a wonderful restaurant at the top of the property (a long walk up--try to get a ride!) serving fresh local seafood and local beef in a gourmet setting---really a great place to watch the sunset with a cocktail (or not--they have fruit drinks as well) and then eat a luscious gourmet dinner. W had the filet dinner served with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies and I had 2 tapas plates including garlic shrimp and fried calamari, both delicious.
    The coffee, as in most places in CR, was delicious.

    Favorite Dish: filet of beef

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  • Azucar Restaurant: Delicious Food

    by globetrotter2375 Updated Feb 1, 2010

    We had great breakfasts (included in in the hotel fare), the coffee was the best we had in Costa Rica and lunches were very good too, big salads and a real cheeseburger but the most amazing food we had at the restaurant was for dinner. Do not miss it!
    The fish and shrimps were fresh and delicious, beautifully presented and with incredible sauces. You could tell that a lot of love went into the preparation of the dishes.

    Favorite Dish: The cuban beef stew with sweet red wine sauce and the seabass with avocado sauce amd for deserts the homemade chocolate tart.
    Do not forget the mojito to the list

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    Buenos Aries: Awesome View even better food

    by puravida21 Written Sep 8, 2004

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    from my table

    If you willing to walk up the hill your are in for a huge treat..the food here is outstanding..try the torrentions or yellow fin tuna...this is by far my fav place to eat in Mal pais/ Santa Teresa. Make sure to walk up before sunset...OUTRAGOUS VIEW of the sunset. The resturaunt has a pool ...youll need it once you finish the short but steep hike..

    Favorite Dish: try the torrentions or yellow fin tuna...i'll tell you this much you dont learn to cook like this in one night

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    Frank's Place: Good food, for a good price

    by mocca Written Sep 22, 2002

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    If you are in Mal Pais during summertime, there aren't many people around, and due to lack of street lights and the fact it will be dark at 7 pm. You mostly will eat at the restaurant of your hotel. And lucky for us, the restaurant at Frank's place was good and not expensive.
    We did go one night to have dinner at the SurfCamp, food was good but on the expensive side. And the walk over dirtroad in the dark was an experience aswell.

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    Camaleon: Typical Soda

    by dustmon Written Dec 14, 2011
    menu at the road

    Camaleon has the regular plates with chicken or beef , rice and beans and plantains as well as a few other dishes. Clode to Casa de Soleil north of the crossroads.

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    Las Piedras: Barbeque chicken and beef

    by dustmon Written Dec 14, 2011
    Sign on the road---entrance

    An OK place in Mal Pais for grilled chicken or beef---close to the road and can be noisy----
    prices around $10 a plate for chicken....

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    Umi Sushi: sushi and more

    by dustmon Written Dec 13, 2011
    Umi Sushi

    A small place in the Playa Carmen shops area but big on flavor! Sushi and sashimi (my fave) are fresh from the ocean and the staff is delightful. Sometimes crowded at lunch...

    Favorite Dish: sashimi tuna

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