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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Always Music!

Both DJ music and live music add ambiance to this restaurant. Diners before 5 can eat by the pool, afterwards inside only. Views of the jungle, not of the coast, but still nice and the food was very good -- try the gorgonzola dressing on the salad -- it was warm and cheesy, quite good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bbroder1
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South Pasadena, California
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are plenty of vegetarian options here to enjoy. Love the life music and the option of eating by the pools if that is what I want. Love their pizzas and pastas!!

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Thank Xiomara B
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I visit a "restaurant" I visit it for food. Everything else is secondary. I was planning to eat at the Al Avion which was literally across the street. It was 11:20am and we were too hungry to wait till noon. In hind site I wish we had. We saw the sign at Gato Negro for a sea food special.... More 

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Thank CanopyRat
South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both DJ music and live music add ambiance to this restaurant. Diners before 5 can eat by the pool, afterwards inside only. Views of the jungle, not of the coast, but still nice and the food was very good -- try the gorgonzola dressing on the salad -- it was warm and cheesy, quite good.

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Thank bbroder1
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a tour to Manuel Antonio National Park, this was both our Box Lunch as well as dinner stop. What can I say about a box lunch, other than a White Faced Monkey enjoyed it after he stole it from my wife. He seemed pleased. As far as dinner. It was excellent. Served by several of the wait... More 

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Thank Roman T
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed to have lunch in the late Sunday afternoon. Not all restaurants were open but this one. We waited long for food to arrive and endured to listen loud music and noise from young crowd. The food was average. But we saw an iguana while waiting!

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Thank Bosanovalover222
Columbus, OH
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We waited an hour for our food even though we were the only ones in the restaurant. My rice and squid were substandard. The squid was over cooked to tough and the rice flavourless. Husband ordered Gorgonzola salad. It was unavailable. Second choice of salad was quite ordinary.

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1 Thank Patricia V
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to have food and drinks very close by the famous National Park, Manuel Antônio. It is connected to a hotel (Casitas Eclipse), and offers all meals. The terrace is really nice to sit on, likewise to stay around the swimming pool! I would always recommend the prawns with rice and the mango juice, but any... More 

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Thank Sara C
San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The restaurant is nice, the pizza was good, they have happy hour until late, and for a minimum consumption you can use their pool.

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Thank Dhanimuu
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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267 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We ended up here by accident, but was very happy with the experience. The restaurant is in the middle of a tourist area on the main road to the Manual Antonio park and beach. There is a nearby bus stop. Consider stopping here if you are done with the beach and traveling back this way to your home or resort.... More 

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Thank CaptainDan330
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is great... I love it I recommend eating the pasta and original breakfast. This place is great. Complements on the chef

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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