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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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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
Best seafood dinner!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
lauriejblack
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I am a regular to Cahuita over many years and will try new restaurants that pop up but the good ones have been there for years. One of these, and probably the most magical, is Sobre las Olas. Very good family service, concern about their food and your dining experience, lovely tables over the waves, good wine and really great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I arrived at the restaurant without a reservation but luckily managed to get a beachfront table (on a Thursday evening in March), candle-lit and beautiful, for a drink - but stayed there for food after being tempted by seeing the food other tables had been served nearby... We went for the seafood platter, which turned out to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a Tica friend of us. One of her favourites in the area. After visiting the Cahuita National Park we decided to walk to have a nice late lunch. The location is great. Just as its name says, "Sobre las olas". We got a table outside, looking at the sea and a hammock, idilic. We... More 

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Dendermonde
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best seafood we have eaten on our 20 day trip around costa rica. The place is nice esp. When you reserve a table outside. Place fills up very soon. Price are a bit higher then other in Cahuita but definitely worth it

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Vancouver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just got back from Sobre las Olas and it was what other people here mentioned; Great food and great view! It is mainly a seafood restaurant, but they also offer chicken, beef and vegetarian options. Today's Catch of the Day was Red Snapper and it was delicious (I had a couple bites of my wife's dish). Yesterday was Lobster if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We've been here twice and the seating outside overlooking the ocean is spectacular, as is their food presentation. We ordered the Caribbean style fish and seafood spaghetti along with bruschetta which were all delicious. We would recommend this place and would come back again, it was the best meal we had in Cahuita.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were in San Jose in January 2013 and our hostel told us that since we were going to Puerto Vieho we couldn't miss the ceviche in la cahuita. I am so glad we went out of our way to eat here!!! The food was amazing, as were the drinks, the atmosphere and the service! It truly was one of... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Candle lit dinner sitting just above the ocean, watching the waves. Our group of 4 ordered seafood pasta and fresh grilled fish. All prepared quickly and deliciously!! The staff were attentive and friendly. You may find less expensive meals in Cahuita but not that are of comparable flavour, all set, just "above the waves"

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

Description

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

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