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Sobre las Olas

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Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755 0109
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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  • 23
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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner by the ocean

A very nice restaurant right on the ocean. You can sit inside or out and listen to the waves. Excellent food and value!! A variety of items on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Tanya M
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Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went there after reading the Lonely planet's review. We payed near 50$ and we expected more. The fish (speciall of the day) was tasteless and we waited for so long to be served covered by the darkness of a lonely candle fighting against the wind. They are nice but we were expeting a really good cooking fusion between italian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A very nice restaurant right on the ocean. You can sit inside or out and listen to the waves. Excellent food and value!! A variety of items on the menu.

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13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us because we were traveling with children and the menu has many types of food. We all saw several items that interested us and were happy with our selections. There is both indoor & outdoor seating. The restaurant is feet above a coral reef. People were fishing off it during low tide. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Amazing food and great drinks. Good location right besides the waves. Very romantic. Try the fruit punch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Eating here was absolutely delightful. I ordered the fish cooked in the Caribbean style, essentially slathered in a delicious coconut and butter sauce. It was actually a steak cut rather than a 'filet' as the menu suggested, but I didn't mind that. The house white was so so. Finished everything off with some fabulous ice cream and a really good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to sobre las olas to have dinner. We got a table outside with a beautiful view and atmosphere. The setting is really pretty. The tables are located underneath trees right next to the ocean. So even in the dark you see and hear the waves Of the Caribbean Sea. The food was delicious! they have a menu with... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't be fooled by the teen-skater looking waitstaff- this place is really nice. Easily the most expensive meal of our trip but I'd say it was worth it. I had grilled whole red snapper and my husband had coconut swordfish, both were excellent. We also had some really tasty spicy mussels to start. And right on the beach!

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

During our 8 nites in Cahuita, we ate at "Las Olas" twice, once taking it easy, and the next going for the full splurge.It is not inexpensive, but the food is prepared carefully and delivered by caring staff. Our last meal was incredible- The Mrs had a dish which had huge shrimps and an incredible sauce, and I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here on Valentines Day. We didnt make a reservation but got a table inside. Fish was cooked to perfection. Everything we ate was really good. It was a cooler rainy evening so we didnt sit outside but the view would have been nice. Excellent place to eat. Dont miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant off the beaten track serving the best seafood in the area. We reserved a table for the evening which is right on the beach front and lit only by candle light. The fish was cooked perfectly and the Caribbean sauce was delicious. The only reason i haven't rated this an excellent was due to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: 2755 0109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children

Description

3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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