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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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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
Pricey but decent food

This restaurant is located right across from the Avion but has more selection and better prices. It's still expensive though, with average meal at $15. We thoroughly enjoyed the large iguana near our table begging for scraps - that's a first for us! It has lovely views but not of the ocean. We... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Jason M
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Orem, Utah
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Bring your bathing suit and your appetite (or thirst). The beautiful pool is yours for the day (or as long as you want to stay). My husband and I arrived at 11, were the only ones there, and enjoyed a nice agua natural. We are lunch about two hours later, and paid up and left by 2:00. The food was... More 

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Orem, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant is located right across from the Avion but has more selection and better prices. It's still expensive though, with average meal at $15. We thoroughly enjoyed the large iguana near our table begging for scraps - that's a first for us! It has lovely views but not of the ocean. We had several pasta dishes and enjoyed them.... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Not much options for the vegetarians and it was priced little on the higher side in comparison to its neighbors.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50627771728
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 10 - 120

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  • 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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