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Restaurant Laguna Mar

Hotel Laguna Mar | Javilla, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
2655-8181
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Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: International, Central American, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Full Service Restaurant Y Lounge 7 Days a week Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Bocas - Deserts and Snacks. Full Bar

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Chef Pablo made us an absolutely delicious dinner starting with homemade bread and a delicious dipping sauce followed by a starter salad that was waaaay more than just lettuce! A most delicious dressing on the salad. The curry shrimp or chicken with vegetables and crispy rice is a must for dinner. Loved the food and the setting!!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The chef made special vegan meals for me and they were absolutely amazing. The kids loved the food also. Cannot rave enough about this restaurant. Loved it!!

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camillus ny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Upscale restaurant in remote area. Great menu of local and imported ingredients and cuisine. New owners have made this something special. Chef has European training and the sauces and favors exceptional. Not to be missed

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely meal - although as solo traveler not the best place, yet food was great!! Had shrimp that was spicy and a cold beer.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is no reason to eat anywhere else. . . fresh food, perfectly seasoned and prepared. The chef comes out and talks to you about the specials, and is interested in what you might be interested in trying. The mixed ceviche is heaven in a dish. But absolutely everything Pablo prepared was delicious. We had some special requests and he... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Ate 3 dinners at Laguna Mar, all excellent, finely-seasoned, as if dining in Manhattan. Quiet, relaxed outdoor dining, good service. A great way to end a vacation day in the Playa San Miguel area.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

In our week on the coast of the peninsula we dined here twice and were so pleased to find such high quality. Service was a bit slow but the food was worth the wait. There are not many high quality restaurants in this section of the coast, within about two hours of driving on the rugged dirt roads, so this... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Hotel Laguna Mar is not on the beach (though only a short drive away) and is situated in a little village about 1/2 block off the main (dirt) road. The architecture is unique from anything I've seen in Costa Rica. The pool is L-shaped, with cool water, and there is a jacuzzi as well. Lighting in the courtyard at night... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

There is nothing to dislike! Ask Pablo what's on the menu that night and listen to the man's recommendations. Five dinners at Laguna Mar, five amazing meals in a row. Food and drinks - top notch!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Maybe it was the overly Californian modern contemporary black and white design, maybe it was such professional photographs of the place making it look more pretentious than it really is... I can't put my finger on it, I'm gonna take a big leap here and say I question the validity of some reviews here. I encourage you to check this... More 

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Drew C, Owner at Restaurant Laguna Mar, responded to this review

YYZ2zZzZz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. I invite you to come back to our restaurant and give us a second try. We pride ourselves in having the best food, drink and service in the area. If you would like to return to Laguna Mar for dinner, I will offer you a... More 

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Address: Hotel Laguna Mar | Javilla, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2655-8181
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa San Miguel
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: International, Central American, Bar, Bistro

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