Dolche Vita is really the best place to go for homemade Italian pastas and really delicious pastries!. We came for a pasta, and it was really delicious. But after having one of the homemade desserts....i knew that i would have to come back for more!. Really nice ambiance. Open for lunch and diner. They also have WIFI so the next day while having a real Italian style capuchino, i was able to check my email here too. I loved this place!
Favorite Dish: All the different kinds of desserts and pastries. All homemade and the nicest i have had in Costa Rica.
Great restaurant on the road from Quepos to El Parque National in Manuel Antonio. Very nice, open surroundings, friendly service and very good food. The Tapas menu gives you and your friends a chance to share and enjoy several different plates. The owners, Mike and Marcella(?) are great hosts and their little dog "Bumpy" is a pleasant visitor to all the guests.
Favorite Dish: The seviche, grilled pork and vegetables, and everything else on the tapas menu are tasty and nicely presented. Save room for some of the BEST Tres leches cake you will ever have.
The Newest Restaurant in Manuel Antonio offers unbelievably Fresh Seafood. It was such an inviting atmosphere. It is all open air. There are no outside walls and there are beautiful mounts of fish everywhere you look. There is an amazing Marlin Fountain out front. At night all of the neon lights along with the lit up fountain is what drew us in on our first night there. We were so glad we did because we ended up eatting there 3 more times during our 8 day vacation in Manuel Antonio. The Martini List was huge and the staff was very friendly and Entertaining.
Favorite Dish: Banana Dijon Grilled Shrimp with Mango Salsa
Surrounded by zebra and leoperd skins t certainly sets an atmosphere. Clean and comfy. Very friendly and personal. Good service and exceptionally tasty food. A nice change from Tipico.
Favorite Dish: Chicken with the onion sauce , presented with rice and veg.
The Anaconda is located on the grounds of the Hotel Costa Verde. This place is pretty quiet, with an amazing view of the ocean, monkeys coming in for visits, and a few large iguanas hanging around.
The food wasn't the best we had in the area, but everything was above average and reasonably priced. We found the service to be pretty good, and it is a rather romantic setting. We stayed at the Costa Verde, so this was sort of our home base restaurant. They have very good breakfasts, and if you stay at the hotel, you can bill the meals to your room.
Just give in, you have to go there. It's a restaurant, it's a plane. Part of me thought it was kind of cool, the other part thought it was tacky and a bit ugly. Either way, it's a fun place with a good view. The plane is only a small part of the restaurant. Kids will love it. The food was pretty good and not too pricey. The place is owned by the Hotel Costa Verde.
Don't be fooled by the pizzeria sign. This place is actually very nice, with tables sitting around a pool. It's part of the Hotel Byblos, which we didn't stay at, but I guess you can use the pool (and even eat in it) if you're a customer. We had their pizza (2 for 1 during the green season), seafood soup, and a tuna roll, all of which tasted amazing. It's a very romantic setting and not too expensive.
Favorite Dish: Seafood soup
This restaurant is up the road towards Quepos a little bit and takes some finding- right on the beach! It has a ton of tables which afford views of the public beach or the sunset and stars! The food is varied but there are a lot of Mexican type options such as Tacos and Nachos. The Mar y Sombra was recently closed down for being too close to the beach yet Balu's remains open!
If you want something other than a casado, you can come here for their ceviche, fresh fish, burgers, quesadillas and Mexican food etc.
Upstairs has a good view of the public beach and daily happy hour gives you 2 for 1 on a selection of cocktails.
La Cantina BBQ is an open-air restaurant and bar with live music (reggae and latin music).
Start your evening at the bar with one of the many great cocktails and enjoy your seafood, chicken, steaks or ribs prepared on an open wood fire.
The restaurant is integrated in and around a Fairchild C-123 airplane. You can read more about the plane's story on the website below.
The restaurant offers dining with great sunset views and live music.
Favorite Dish: Blackened mahi mahi
Along the road leading to Manuel Antonio NP in front of Playa Espadilla Norte you will find stands with fresh fruit and coconuts and grilled chicken.
Don't miss the fresh coconut for 500 colones. First drink the coconut water and then have the coconut shell removed to eat the coconut flesh. Yummy!
In a quest for a beautiful sunset and reputed great nachos, we went to Barba Rojas--only to be turned down because it was closed that day. Moving on to the next restaurant we accidently stumbled on to this gem, and had a wonderful experience. Salispuedos is a Tapas Bar with wonderful food in small portions, and great drinks. The best thing about the place was the staff, hands down. We were asked our name upon our arrival, looked in the eye, and greeted with smiles and warmth. Outstanding service, good food and drinks and a fabulous view...couldn't have asked for more.
El Avion is a cliff side restaurant that features a bar located inside an entire Fairchild C-123 cargo plane that was left over from the United States’ secret war against the communist Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the mid 1980’s. The food at EL Avion was good and more reasonably priced compared to the other places we are while in the area
Great little mexican restaurant, open and well design. Good mexican food, good options, generous plate, good quality. Recommended for an inexpensive lunch.
Favorite Dish: Mexican salad and burritos (although the meat was ground beef)