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Calle Perezoso | Ojochal de Osa, Puntarenas, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5543
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Azul, a Mediterranean restaurant and bar, is available for breakfast (for...
Azul, a Mediterranean restaurant and bar, is available for breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. You can dine in our salon, poolside or at our fun communal table which is perfect for larger groups. Breakfast changes daily and is typically included in your rate. Although it can be customized for you, daily features include banana pancakes, gallo pinto, huevos rancheros and eggs Florentine. Lunch is at your leisure including wraps, salads and our popular fish tacos. Wraps and Tacos are served with a salad or hand-cut french fries. As you enjoy an incredible sunset Azul is transformed for your evening dining experience. Popular starters include hummus served with our homemade pita bread and calamari served with our own tartar sauce. As a second course our tomato basil or seafood soup fit nicely. Entrees include souvlakis with our addictive Ziziki sauce, homemade pasta, grilled fish and our Mariscada Mediterranea which is a platter of seafood including mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp. And then there is always the special...Deserts at Azul typically include our signature Passionfruit Pie, Cakes and homemade ice cream. Yum...Let's eat.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful, Friendly, and Delicious

The El Castillo Hotel and its restaurant, Azul are amazing. The atmosphere and views are beyond compare. We ate at Azul daily. The food was outstanding and elegantly presented. The service was top-notch, and everyone was very accommodating and helpful. We were spoiled beyond repair! HIGHLY... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
TheresaNDana
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Scenic view
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The El Castillo Hotel and its restaurant, Azul are amazing. The atmosphere and views are beyond compare. We ate at Azul daily. The food was outstanding and elegantly presented. The service was top-notch, and everyone was very accommodating and helpful. We were spoiled beyond repair! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you Scott, Ace, Carlos, Jose, and Yorg - we will see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Go here during the day for great views over the beaches and a lagoon and for the very nice Greek/Turkish food and the charming service.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The hotel view is absolutely stunning with sunsets and scarlet macaws flying below you. The food not so much... not a place I would recommend.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate at Azul on our first night in Costa Rica. The food was very enjoyable as were our drinks. Service was good and the restaurant is in a fantastic location high above the Pacific. The only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is the price. It was expensive for Costa Rica - the most we paid in our... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We didn't stay for dinner because we had other plans but we were so pleased that we went to Cuna del Angel for sunset, drinks and an appetizer. The margarita was the best one we had had on our trip and the calamari was excellent. What a beautiful place! Spectacular views!

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The felafel sandwich is wonderful. I really enjoyed the fish tacos and the kids loved the Pizza with calamari rings. All of this with an amazing view of a spectacular sunset!!! The view is worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The view alone is worth the visit!!! Amazing! Service and food is excellent! Carlos waited on us and is very informative and friendly. Thank you for the wonderful evening.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is an excellent place to view the sunset while sipping a refreshing cocktail around their infinity pool. It was just breath taking. Then we had a delicious greek inspired meal where I had the best hummus I have ever eaten. My steak was perfectly cooked and my husband had the peanut curry chicken, while my parents had the mixed... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Azul is a very romantic restaurant tucked high in the jungle to reveal wonderful sunset and ocean views. The staff was very kind and attentive. The seafood soup is a must, it was delicious! Be sure to make a reservation, as Azul is fills up quickly, even on a week night. Enjoy!

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Woodside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fantastic vegan food. Once Russell knew we were vegan he pulled out all the stops. Simply amazing. Allyson will be back down there with her daughter in January and that is her fist stop! Stock the veggies and tofu:-)... and your wonderful spices. Don't forget the smoker. WOW! Thank you Russell.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Perezoso | Ojochal de Osa, Puntarenas, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5543

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Azul, a Mediterranean restaurant and bar, is available for breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. You can dine in our salon, poolside or at our fun communal table which is perfect for larger groups. Breakfast changes daily and is typically included in your rate. Although it can be customized for you, daily features include banana pancakes, gallo pinto, huevos rancheros and eggs Florentine. Lunch is at your leisure including wraps, salads and our popular fish tacos. Wraps and Tacos are served with a salad or hand-cut french fries. As you enjoy an incredible sunset Azul is transformed for your evening dining experience. Popular starters include hummus served with our homemade pita bread and calamari served with our own tartar sauce. As a second course our tomato basil or seafood soup fit nicely. Entrees include souvlakis with our addictive Ziziki sauce, homemade pasta, grilled fish and our Mariscada Mediterranea which is a platter of seafood including mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp. And then there is always the special...Deserts at Azul typically include our signature Passionfruit Pie, Cakes and homemade ice cream. Yum...Let's eat.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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