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    Restaurant The Wave: At the Beach - Small Menu

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 30, 2014

    After leaving Manuel Antonio National Park, we wanted to get a bite to eat. We saw this place not too far from Manuel Antonio. Located right at the beach. Selection was limited but tasted good. I had the fish ceviche and my boyfriend had the chicken strips with fries.

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    El Avión Restaurant: Well Known Restaurant with the Airplane!

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 30, 2014

    We enjoyed a wedding reception at this restaurant. The atmosphere and ambience was wonderful. The food was also very good. Starters were Caesar salad or zucchini cream soup. I chose the soup and it was really good! We had only a few choices for entrée because it was a wedding reception. We had the tuna which was seared on the outside and still rare on the inside. It was delicious. DJ provided the music and lots of dancing going on. It was a fun evening. More pics of the restaurant on the Wedding travelogue.

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    El Avion: El Avion

    by TravellerMel Updated May 20, 2014

    We came to El Avion on the advice of my brother-in-law, who had come to Quepos the year before. It was great fun! I love the open-air restaurants, and we were seated under the wing of the airplane. After ordering, we walked into the body of the plane, which is now a bar, and were able to climb up into the cockpit - a GREAT photo op! The food came quickly, and was very tasty - and plentiful; I took half of my chicken home for lunch the next day. The sangria was wonderful as well. After eating, we explored the restaurant - at the upper level dining area, one of the waiters pointed out the tree just outside, from which a sloth was traveling. How cool is that???

    According to Lonely Planet: "This unforgettable airplane bar-restaurant was constructed from the body of a 1954 Fairchild C-123. Here is where the story gets interesting – allegedly, the plane was originally purchased by the US government in the ’80s for the Nicaraguan Contras, but it never made it out of its hangar in San José because of the ensuing Iran-Contra scandal that embroiled Oliver North and his cohorts in the US government. (The plane is lovingly referred to as ‘Ollie’s Folly.’) In 2000 the enterprising owners of El Avión purchased it for the surprisingly reasonable sum of US$3000 and proceeded to cart it piece by piece to Manuel Antonio. It now sits on the side of the main road, where it looks as if it had crash-landed into the side of the hill. It’s a great spot for a beer, guacamole and a Pacific sunset, and in the evenings during the dry season there are regular live music performances."

    Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/costa-rica/central-pacific-coast/quepos-to-manuel-antonio/entertainment-nightlife/other/el-avion#ixzz32IhTACfQ

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed my grilled chicken, with vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes, and the sangria. :-)

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    El Wagon: El Wagon

    by TravellerMel Updated Apr 23, 2014

    We had been driving by El Wagon for several days (it was on the road to/from our hotel), and we decided to go in. I LOVE the open-air restaurants in the area, and I was craving pizza - the sign offered wood-fired pizza, and it smelled GOOD. We were seated by the ledge, so we could see the trees and jungle, and the chairs were rocking chairs - it was so blissful! Our waiter was very friendly - I ordered the mango milkshake, which was HUGE and quite delicious, and the Four Seasons pizza. Well, the pizza came (wood-fired) and was much larger than I had anticipated (my husband and I could have shared it). So, I was able to bring home more than half and have it for lunch the next day. We sat enjoying the rocking chairs, and I ordered another smoothie - this time, strawberry.

    It was a very pleasant dinner - not rushed, very tasty, and we could see several birds in the trees just out from where we were sitting. Loved it! Prices were good too - for my milkshakes and pizza, and my husband's burger and Coke Light, the bill came to USD $31.

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  • Dolche Vita: Best homemade pastas and pastries in Quepos!

    by floorsalomons Updated Dec 14, 2010

    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.

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  • Salsipuedes: Great Tapas

    by lensmanct Written Jan 22, 2009

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    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.

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  • Marlintini's: Great Restaurant and Bar in Manuel Antonio

    by Lee102 Written Jul 18, 2008

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    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

    Marlintinis Restaurant and Bar
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    African restaurant: New African Flavour

    by Geo80 Written Jul 26, 2007

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    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.

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    Anaconda: Costa Verde Restaurant

    by static1 Written Oct 30, 2006

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    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.

    Inside the Ananconda Monkeys for breakfast

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    El Avion: Plane food

    by static1 Written Oct 30, 2006

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    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.

    What's the deal with airline food?

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    Pizzeria Byblos: Rain Forest Pizza

    by static1 Written Oct 30, 2006

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    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

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    Restaurante Balu: Beachfront

    by Kindra Written Sep 14, 2006

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    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!

    An evening at Balu's

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    Restaurante Marlin: Great food and view

    by Kindra Written Sep 14, 2006

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    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.

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    La Cantina BBQ: BBQ and life music

    by Helga67 Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    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.

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    El Avion: Dining in an airplane

    by Helga67 Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    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

    El Avion
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