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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 #5 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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texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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10 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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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

Address: Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 0486
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegan, Contemporary

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