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Sobre las Olas

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

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  • 29
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  • 18
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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
Lovely dinner on the water

We had a wonderful early dinner here. The grilled fish of the day -- pescado del día -- was swordfish, and it was delicious. The meal came served with rice and grilled veggies. Muy rico. The prices are a little high, but hey, it's amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
ErinBrod
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful early dinner here. The grilled fish of the day -- pescado del día -- was swordfish, and it was delicious. The meal came served with rice and grilled veggies. Muy rico. The prices are a little high, but hey, it's amazing.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was nice choice of dishes, love the sauce of rice and others.. Great location by the water...tuna fish was a little over cooked ..but overall is OK...

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent service, homemade desserts, and lobster so fresh when I asked where it was caught- the waiter pointed to the oceanfront rocks. So good we went back the second night!

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Ashland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Get there early so you can sit by the water (in the day light). Great food. The garlic mussels and lobster were great.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This restaurant came recommended by many so we thought we'd give it ago. We had the catch of the day and a fish in a coconut sauce, which were both delicious! However, the rice and veg showed up just as we were finishing our meal! The price was higher than other places nearby and wasn't reflected in the service. It's... More 

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Westerlo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It is a very nice place , no luxury (it looks like a cantina) , but great food , especially fish or seafood. Next to the sea. Staf very friendly. Only negative point : they should fix the roof , because it is not waterproof , and when it is raining , you can get wet inside ...

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great! not to be missed. Food, staff, freshness, outside tables on the water were tremendous. great! not to be missed. Food, staff, freshness, outside tables on the water were tremendous.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is nice and has a pretty view, but is overpriced. We just went for lunch and had fish and chips that were good, but were the equivalent about 14 USD. Some people at another table ordered grilled lobster and other seafood and it looked delicious, though pricey.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we ordered a pargo rojo, the red snapper that actually was very good.The relation between price,quality and service could improve. It is a good option if you stay in playa negra of Cahuita.Nice located over the see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It doesn't get any better than this! If you're on your way further South on the coast you must stop at this charming oceanside quaint restaurant. The ambiance is casual with dining available on the beach. The ceviche was a meal in itself, served on a huge platter with a unique Italian touch of olive oil drizzled over the top.... 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, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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