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Bistro Restaurant at Hotel La Finisterra

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+1 506 2672 0227
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Ranked #10 of 20 restaurants in Playa Hermosa
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The “tropics” has its own style of enjoying food and refreshments outdoors. Lighter Meals and casual snacks (bocas) while relaxing in the delicious tropical environment seems to be a basic part of the lifestyle here.“Hotel La Finisterra’s” open air restaurant and viewpoint patios have all the ingredients to make this pastime not only possible but something you will remember. We do with panache! There is no other nearby restaurant with the panoramic, ocean and beach views that compares with the incredible views from “Hotel La Finisterra” the perfect place to take in a tropical sunset in paradise.This year “La Finisterra” presents two new menus and a new direction in our cuisine and restaurant style. Our new focus is a more informal “Tapas” style approach with smaller dishes and a selection of lighter lower cost menu items. Our cuisine is individually prepared using the freshest local ingredients by our professional chef and kitchen staff. Guest services are available in any of our dining area locations.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Food is reaaaally good.. the lobster, thhe meat and the seafood soup. The cocktails are great. Real shame about the service. We had to stand up and walk to the bar to catch the waiter attention in several times!!!... when they do come they are pretty nice except for this girl who talks to you like you're a friend and... More

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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Has the best view of the Playa Hermosa. New management good food. If nothing else drive up have a beer and take in the view.

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new york city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a nice place to go for dinner - once - and if you go during happy hour (5-7). We liked the mango pina colada. The view is lovely and the staff is very nice. Elegant plating. My husband enjoyed the guava tenderloin (best thing we had there) and my sea bass was good, I liked the grilled hearts... More

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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not easy to find but worth it if you do. Great views of the entire beach and sunset (depending on the time of year). Happy Hour drinks and very nice menu. Large deck over looks all of Hermosa. Our guide Herson - herson03@yahoo.com drove us up and then we walked back to Condovac at the other end of the beach... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We loved our experiences there. We visited two times while staying in Playa Hermosa. The best views of Guanacaste county; absolutely exceptional! This is the best mountain top experience you will get while visiting the area. Great drinks, exceptional food and service. The owner personally drove us back to our villa. Exceptional service and breathtaking views!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our group of 10 visited La Finisterra's restaurant on an extremely windy evening. We sat outside for some cocktails and to enjoy the view (happy hour is an EXCELLENT bargain) and then the staff was kind enough to relocate us into the main dining room for our dinner so that we wouldn't have to worry about our food blowing all... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Before going to Costa Rica on a guided tour, we checked Trip Advisor for restaurants near our hotel in Playa Hermosa as we were arriving a day early. This restaurant was just up the hill from our hotel and it had good reviews so we had dinner there our first night. It was as good as we expected and the... More

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Quitman, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Special menu on Valentine's Day was quite good: Cream of Palm soup, Mediterranean salad, beef tenderloin, seabass, steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes, and tiramisu or cheesecake for dessert. Everything was delicious, although the hot items should have been hotter. Dining was outside, and the breezes whipping around the tables probably cooled things off. These are the things that were not... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

You have the best view of the Playa Hermosa from this hilltop locale. Happy Hours from -5=7 . Excellent food Good Service . Just opened up again under new ownership. If you need a ride up the hill phone the front desk and they will pick you up to save you walking up the hill. They now have an air... More

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Morinville, Alberta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

When our group of 10 first arrived we were completely ignored. There was only one other table occupied so it was certainly not busy. Even after being seated at a table for 6, we were not brought additional place settings. When our meals started being delivered to the table, they all arrived at separate times. Food was cold, under cooked,... More

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Sheila H, Propietario at Bistro Restaurant at Hotel La Finisterra, responded to this review

Hotel La Finisterra has been characterized over the years of operation, as a unique place with excellent service. Many of the situations you've mentioned are not features of our service, we offer you an apology. It is important to mention that as part of our service we have the options to book the restaurant and / or hotel through our... More

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