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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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  • 329
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great food!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
VittLamm
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Ontario
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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

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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