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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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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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Great food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Janice S
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Falls Church, Virginia
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  • Romance
  • Reservations
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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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: Romance

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