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Gato Negro Restaurant

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Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
50627771728
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It was "ok"

We didn't care for the atmosphere or the menu and thought there were better restaurants around town. We ended up getting up and leaving the restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ThePundit
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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We didn't care for the atmosphere or the menu and thought there were better restaurants around town. We ended up getting up and leaving the restaurant.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Where to start... My wife and I are on our honeymoon and have been traveling in Costa Rica for 15 days and have made stops in San Jose, Tortugero, Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo and now Manuel Antonio and this was our worst dinning experience yet. We will take some blame because when we walked in two other couples were giving us... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were part of a tour to Manuel Antonio National Park provided by Arenas Day Tours and they picked this place for lunch. My wife and daughter ordered vegetarian and I ordered fish. We were so glad that we stopped here for lunch as the food was very tasty. My wife mentioned that the vegetarian fried rice was the best... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I adored this cute place right off the beach. If you are looking for some great food (and cheap food) after a day of fun, you have come the right place!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While we only visited the bar and pool during happy hour, we found this to be a perfect place to kick off the night as far as value and bang for your buck go. The 2-for-1 guaro sours proved to be a perfect beginning to the evening, as well as the free dip in the pool that goes along with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were there about 9 pm on a Tuesday, and there were only a handful of people in the restaurant. I ordered shrimp with a cream sauce on linguini, and my lady friend ordered mahi mahi. Her fish was moist and tasty. Mine was a little overdosed on the sauce (like the shrimp drowned in it), but it was sabor... More 

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stopped by this restaurant on the way back from the beach in Manuel Antonio. Even though we were sandy, the staff treated us with utmost respect. The mahi-mahi was delicious and the waiter split the checks (uncommon in Costa Rica). I would definitely come back for the view, the quality of the food, and how nicely we were treated.

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Munich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have been there many times - excellent view to watch the sunset and have a nice dinner or hit the dance floor on the top roof. And the hotel attached to it is very nice as well. A very well kept place, quite and very centrally located in Manuel Antonio.

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was surprised to read some reviews on this eatery. During my stay in Manuel Antonio we ate here and the food was superb. The camalari was fresh as was the bruschetta. Wine was great as well as was the service. I went with a tour so I am a little unsure of the pricing, but definetly suggest stopping by... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

What a dissapointment! New Year's Dinner 2012-2013, 75 USD per person for: very mediocre food, dinner choices were arranged since the day before and yet we (5 people) had to wait more than half hour between after we had finished with our appetizers and before the main course showed up, the restaurant was not even full. The worst surprise was... More 

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Management response:

Dear Carlos S Thank you for taking some of your time to write a review on our restaurant.We take our costumers feedback into consideration, because that is what makes us better every day, and we want to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. The reason you had to wait about 30 minutes between appetizers and main course is because -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 50627771728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 120

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