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Gato Negro Restaurant

Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Price range: $10 - $120
Dining options: Reservations
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54% Recommend
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 review
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

sun_n_fun_mom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This restaurant is very romantic. The fish tasted like it was right off the boat. It was pricey because it catered to tourists. I will make it a point to go back the next time I'm in Manuel Antonio.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Yesterday, July 1st 2012, we were looking for a fine place to eat in Manuel Antonio and we were surfing online. We found Gato Negro's Webpage in which, even today it says that they have 50% off on Sundays from their regular menu. We went and after we ordered we wanted to make sure and ask the waitress, she said... More

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Repentigny, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The food was excellent. The service was even better. The manager took the time to meet with each patron, made you feel very welcomed. There was live music, which gave the place a great atmosphere. We loved it.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Sounds of Sinatra greet you as you enter the restaurant, a nice touch. We ordered the beef tenderloin, mine was good but the other one was chewy. Prices were a little high for Manuel Antonia.

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