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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
Perfect spot outside the Park

We're Italians, well-traveled and always looking for good food wherever we go. Gato negro is a perfect spot right outside the Manuel Antonio National Park offering good food at a reasonable price. Highly recommended after a day a la playa or visiting the humid forest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We're Italians, well-traveled and always looking for good food wherever we go. Gato negro is a perfect spot right outside the Manuel Antonio National Park offering good food at a reasonable price. Highly recommended after a day a la playa or visiting the humid forest.

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Conroe, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Traveled to Costa Rica for the first time, and on one of those nights, decided to try Gato Negro Restaurant. Began with a salad - greens, green apple, almonds, warm gorganzola dressing....it was absolutely delicious. The had their "ter a mer" (surf n turf) special. The Argentinian beef was flavorful and tender, and the shrimp were fresh and delicious. Everything... More 

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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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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 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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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 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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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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