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Bistro Restaurant at Hotel La Finisterra

French, Seafood, Bistro
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+1 506 2672 0227
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Description: The “tropics” has its own style of enjoying food and refreshments...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drive Here!

You cannot beat this view! Word of advice, drive here because the hill is a killer! The food and drinks are great but they are pretty pricey. It recently changed management, I'm hoping they reign in the prices a bit. The menu doesn't offer much, but what it does they do quite well. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Alex L
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They just couldn't figure it out! In a beautiful location with a fabulous view, they consistently disappointed! With a target customer of North Americans, almost none of their servers or bartenders spoke any English! For a while, they attracted a decent "Happy Hour" crowd, but nobody stayed for dinner. The prices were just too high for the mediocre food they... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautiful view at sunset. The welcoming staff and sparkling views of the bay will be missed by locals and visitors alike Happy hour was always fun. We had a great experience1

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charlotte, nc
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The view from this restaurant/hotel is well worth the hike up the hill. We had dinner and were disappointed in the food quality. My recommendation: go for happy hour (5-7), but have dinner elsewhere.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You cannot beat this view! Word of advice, drive here because the hill is a killer! The food and drinks are great but they are pretty pricey. It recently changed management, I'm hoping they reign in the prices a bit. The menu doesn't offer much, but what it does they do quite well. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the... More 

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Marina, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I ordered a Cobb salad, and was pleasantly surprised at their fresh, light take on the old standard. Everyone at our large table was happy with their dinner selections. We dined on the terrace overlooking the bay. No mosquitoes, but we saw a large locust inside on a shelf in the bar area (probably harmless). Our waiter cheerfully took photos... More 

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Kensington, Maryland, USA
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Arrived at 5:30pm and sat on their patio sipping a cocktail, munching on calamari and nachos and watched the sun set. Life is good in Costa Rica. We stayed for dinner and had a nice meal. Sea bass, spare ribs and a decent steak. Good service but a bit pricey for what you get.

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Dundas, Ontario
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is on the top of a hill, with a spectacular view of Playa Hermosa and the surrounding hills. We went here for drinks and "bocas" (appetizers). After the appetizers, which were all excellent, no one was still hungry, so we just enjoyed another drink and the view.

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Farmington, CT
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

High up overlooking Playa Hermosa a condo complex with its own restaurant, pool, bar, terrace called Finestra. The restaurant has a magnificent view of the beach and surrounding area. They have Happy Hour on the deck every night. Drinks were very good and 1/2 price. The food a little pricey but excellent quality and amounts. We each had something different... More 

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Sarasota
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

On or last night in Costa Rica we wanted to try something special. We were disappointed with the poor quality of the meal served in a beautiful location. The event was further marred by a lengthy disagreement between a couple--certainly not the restaurant's fault--one of them had far too much to drink. The quality of the meal did not come... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been in Playa Hermosa for five year and stayed for 3 months. We never, never had such bad experience with this restaurant. We come for coffee and order an expresso...(we got just plain coffee but paid for an expresso) we order each 2 brandy and a desert that we shared. The total cost for $107.00... The cost of... More 

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Address: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +1 506 2672 0227
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +1 506 2672 0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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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