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All 37 Cahuita Restaurants

Sobre las Olas

coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755 0109
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best restaurants we had the pleasure visiting on our trip to Costa Rica. We were served perfectly cooked and seasoned dishes from the friendly chef. We ordered the fish plate for two, the shrimp and the fish with creamy coconut sause. We recommend all of them and we do imagine the rest of the dished... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Right on the beach at Playa Negra. Beautiful views of the ocean and beach. I had some pasta that was extremely tasty, if overpriced. The only negative was the female server who seemed uninterested and unfriendly and who wouldn't let others sit at the tables they preferred when the place was mostly empty.

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saskatchewan
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9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Swordfish ceviche followed by mahimahi in coconut sauce. So good. Watching the dying day over the ocean while enjoying my dinner.

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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lovely location - directly on the beach, close to the sea under palm trees. But overall a disappointing experience. The quite high prices were not justified. The ceviche was excellent, but the main dishes blunt (the fish was dry, the vegetables tasteless). The frozen margaritas were extremely salty, the wine below average. The service was very listless. We did not... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We spent most of our honeymoon in Cahuita and I have to say that Sobre las Olas provided us, hands down, with the best meals of the trip. Where they shine most is seafood. Our first night we ordered bruchetta and the seafood plate for 2. I wouldn't bother with the bruchetta (it's just bread with tomatoes and parsley--and not... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had the rice and shrimp, while husband got the grilled fish of the day with fries. Both were nicely seasoned. Good food but it was about $40, which for Cahuita isn't cheap. Beats most Costa Rican places in taste and flavor.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really great seafood spot - struggled to find the food i expected in a few parts but this place delivered. I didn't think I liked ceviche until I tried theirs, seafood fresh off the grill was amazing and sitting just above the waves meant this was a properly impressive spot to eat. Just hope it doesn't rain and make sure... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Sobres las Olas was recommended to us by the owner of Hotel Casa de las Flores. We knew it would be a bit pricey, but hey, all of Costa Rica is getting that way now. The dishes were well made, fresh and delicious, and it is true the sides come out a little later. We chalk it up to the... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place has the best seafood in Cahuita hands down. The location is right on the beach and they offer romantic tables outside that are candle-lit. The wine selection is fantastic and the food is superb.

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Really overpriced place. Some dishes are nice but some are ridiculous, for example, if you order Italian bruschetta with tomatoes, you will get simple bread with cut tomatoes with parsley. It is not a crispy bruschetta with basil and etc. If you are very hungry and you need a good view - this place is OK.

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Address: coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2755 0109
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican

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