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Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

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Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan
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Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical...
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Meal in Playa Grande

We ate at many of the restaurants in Playa Grande and a few in Tamarindo and the restaurant at Hotel Cantarana was the standout meal of the trip. Tuna Luna, an Asian-inspired seared tuna entree was the highlight. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, and delicious. We shared a passion fruit custard with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Brent M
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate at many of the restaurants in Playa Grande and a few in Tamarindo and the restaurant at Hotel Cantarana was the standout meal of the trip. Tuna Luna, an Asian-inspired seared tuna entree was the highlight. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, and delicious. We shared a passion fruit custard with bruleed sugar for dessert that was very inventive and a... More 

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place had such good reviews on TripAdvisor, we were excited to try it. I have to say, it's a lovely little place - it's on the second floor, open-air, very cute. I thought the food was just ok, but our server was awesome and it was just a short walk from the house we rented, so it couldn't have... More 

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Greenfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cantarana is a hidden gem in Playa Grande. Located on the open second floor of a building nestled in the palms and other tropical landscape, it really is like you're dining right in the jungle. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, both equally delicious. You can watch the howler monkeys climbing around in the morning, and watch the... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

They always have a vegetarian option, if busy sometimes service may be slow. Be patient and enjoy the view

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We've dined at Cantarana several times during our stay in Playa Grande. This is by far and away our favorite place... Okay, there aren't a lot of choices if you don't have a car, but we would give Cantarana a top rating in any case... and we eat out at a lot of top places back home in Albuquerque. While... More 

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woo88
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

delicious fresh choices, wonderful atmosphere, good vegetarian options, great service xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The lighting, table setting and environment in the treetops of the tropical forest make this a unique dining experience. Add to that some fantastic menu choices prepared fresh makes it a must stop for any foodie in the Tamarindo area. We had the pastas and chicken dishes and salads during our stay there for dinner. All were excellent. Their full... More 

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texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We ate an evening dinner here and the food here was very good to excellent. Staff was friendly and service was prompt. Had never eaten stingray before (that I know of) and it was prepared great as an appetizer. The main course that I had was rabbit. Very tasty!

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Toronto
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I came here for a glass of wine after dinner. The wine was fantastic , and the service was amazing. We really enjoyed the romantic atmosphere as well as the delicious complementary bread!

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I ate here every morning and several evenings during my stay at the beautiful Hotel Cantarana. I highly recommend the Tuna Luna and all of the handmade pizzas! The desserts are also delicious (try the Panna Cotta if they are still offering it when you go), as are the breakfast dishes (pancakes are a delight!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?