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Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste

50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
+506 2778 7322
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Caribbean, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For over six years Los Almendros Restaurant has earned an excellent reputation as a favorite dining-out spot for travelers and locals alike. We pride ourselves in always offering up incredibly fresh and tasty treats. Your taste buds will be delighted by the combination of flavors on your plate... Our fresh fish and chicken as well as vegetarian dishes are accompanied with green seasonal salads with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and seasonal fresh sauteed veggies as well as our famous Rice and Beans which is cooked with homemade coconut milk. We are committed to food sustainability and pride ourselves in using fresh local ingredients in order to provide world fusion flavors. The daily catch is always a good choice and we have many vegetarian options as well. We have an excellent wine list as well as a cocktail bar and full bar menu offering delights such as fresh-homemade fruit infusions and tropical unique cocktails. The atmosphere at Los Almendros is cozy and laid-back with ambient fairy lighting in an outdoor, covered setting. Call for reservations or just stop in. We guarantee you - whether you choose the fresh catch of the day, a vegetarian option, one of our Thai or Caribbean curries, Caribbean style stewed chicken, our famous Peanut or Jerk Sauces, a typical Costa Rican dish, or anything else on the menu - you will not be disappointed. We are located in the heart of Esterillos Oeste, three doors west of the soccer field on the road between Super Sol and the Soccer Field. We are open from 4 pm - 10 pm and are closed on Sundays. We accept all major credit cards as well as cash in US Dollars or local currency (Colones).
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was our last dinner in Costa Rica, and it was a great ending to the trip. I had tofu with Thai peanut sauce and rice; my boyfriend had jerk chicken with Costa Rican rice and beans. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was cool, and the food was too die for. Probably the best meal we ate in Costa... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great meal! The atmosphere is great too. Staff was friendly and service was good. I will go back next time I visit the area for sure! I wish we had discovered it before our last night in town! Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. And the price was perfect.

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Linthicum, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate at this restaurant twice during a 2 week stay at Costa-Villa in Esterillos Este. The first night the place was packed and service was a bit slow due to one family group with about 21 people. The second time, we nearly had the entire restaurant to ourselves. Service and food were excellent. I will go back to Los... More

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spend several months of the year in Costa Rica. Each week is not complete until we have eaten at Restaurant Los Almendros in Esterillos Oeste. The fish is always fresh. The huge coconut encrusted shrimp with Caribbean rice is one of our favourite meals. Accommodation is gladly made for my restrictive diet. The atmosphere is rustic and the service... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Los Almendros Restaurant is located 22km from Jaco in the town of Playa Esterillos Oeste where I live all year around. Great food is served here from local to Caribbean at very reasonable prices taxes included. The owner Karen is from Canada and is very friendly. Gluten Free guest are welcome. I have eaten supper here many times, it is... More

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Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Foremost, I am Asian (Filipina) and I believe there's not a lot of us here or none at all, not sure yet and also I am Le Cordon Bleu grad, whatever that's worth, this place has very great tasting food. Karen's (owner) sauces are beautifully made. Aside from me making Asian food at home, this is the next best thing.... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Best meals I've had in Costa Rica, hands down! Excellent flavour; and a very friendly and inviting atmosphere (some great used books for sale too!) Los Almendros is worth going out of your way for. The pad thai was extraordinary, and on my next visit, I tried the Caribbean chicken which was scrumptious. Though I might start to drool, I... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

WOW!!! I ate here 11 out of 14 nights! The food is amazing, top quality. You can't get fresher ingredients. Any fish dish was my favorite, grilled whole snapper, tuna, lobster, mahi-mahi with mango or peanut sauce, YUM! Wish they could deliver to Canada!! The staff was tops too! Happy, accommodating and bilingual. Cute little bar. You know a place... More

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Damascus, Maryland, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Karen is the greatest hostess. . .very laid-back. The restaurant has GREAT food and even BETTER ambiance. If you visit anywhere in the country, swinging-by Esterillos Oeste, the town, the beach, the people, visit this delightful restaurant.

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Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Los Almendros is my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. I have had the pleasure of dining at this sweet little place on numerous occasions, and it never fails to deliver the most wonderfully flavorful dishes. If you are on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica this restaurant is well worth the visit. It offers amazing food at really great... More

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