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Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Playa Grande
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegan, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical tree tops. It is a unique place for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening with a candle light dinner. Our Chef stands for passionate and creative cooking. Classic or modern, all is prepared with fresh, high quality products and the extra special something that makes eating at Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect. We are closed on Friday.
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stayed at another hostel down the street owned by the same men. They recommended the restaurant so I tried it out and I was not disappointed. Food was absolutely amazing!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Tropic's delight. Very fresh sea catch presented in a very creative and delicious manner. 5 forks for the main course and a splendid choice of desserts for us all. Recommended 100%.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went for our family dinner the evening of 24. December while spending a week down at the beach. The restaurants' location is marvellous, just a few steps away from the beach, your sitting literally outside in open space on the first floor under a roof, a warm sea breeze surrounding you, all perfect. The service was very friendly and... More

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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Extremely clean well kept rooms with all amenities. Very quiet and peacefull at night guaranteeing a sound sleep. Huge upper open loft restaurant with 5 star meals and enormous healthy complimentary ( inclusive in your room charge ) breakfast. Have stayed here numerous times over the years as I travel down the coast to Panama. I always expect the best... More

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A meal never to be repeated. We were with friends in Playa Grande their first time to Costa Rica. We were fortunate enough to catch the Catarana on it's first night of the season. Even though it was opening night there was full menu with chef's special selection for entre as well as fantastic "fusion" appetizer. We were really the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The standard of food is outstanding, I was blown away at getting such a great meal in this out of the way little community! Our entire family (9 of us) loved the food, the staff and the whole experience! Make sure you leave enough room for one of their deserts, just outstanding.

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Cantarana is beautiful!! It is an open air restaurant with a nice atmosphere. I think the food is the most refined of all of the restaurants in Playa Grande. I had the tuna tartar and shrimp skewers. They were both delicious!! The shrimp skewers had a coconut curry sauce, which I wish they sold by the bottle...it was soo good!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Although we only had the breakfast, it was a clear indication that dinner must be outstanding. Sabine and Marco served us fresh fruit, bread, eggs to order, a wide selection of cereals and yoghurt. The second floor dinning room in the canopy was a serene setting for our meal. They spent plenty of time giving us advice about the area.... More

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Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Friendliness of owners who paid attention to guests. Great choices of which we 3 all very much enjoyed.

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Bradenton, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife and I are seasoned travelers in Costa Rica. We have lived in San Jose for 13 years. We came today to stayat Cantarana Hotel for four days. The hotel later.......we ate at their restaurant tonight. Can't enough godd things about the place. Sabine, the owner and Roxanne were 5 star in their attention to our table. We started... More

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