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El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio

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On the road between Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park | at the intersection of the road to Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2272
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cafe Milagro began as a small, specialty coffee roaster in 1994 and over...
Cafe Milagro began as a small, specialty coffee roaster in 1994 and over the years it has evolved into a local culinary institution. From coffee to cuisine, we offer the best of Costa Rica's fresh local ingredients. In Manuel Antonio, be sure to check out El Patio de Cafe Milagro, our cafe, bar and restaurant featuring the area's most innovative Costa Rican kitchen. With its casual, tropical ambience, great food, local micro brews, ample wine list, fabulous cocktails and their very own fresh roasted coffee, this is bound to become your home away from home in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served daily 7am-10pm.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 656
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Steak me up!

Whew...if you are a steak fan, get the tenderloin with the espresso sauce, it was fantastic!! Live music 7-9pm...great local craft beer (which is super hard to find in CR). Make reservations if you can. Prices were reasonable...family of 4 ate and drank well for ~$120 USD.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
SeaTownGlenns
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Whew...if you are a steak fan, get the tenderloin with the espresso sauce, it was fantastic!! Live music 7-9pm...great local craft beer (which is super hard to find in CR). Make reservations if you can. Prices were reasonable...family of 4 ate and drank well for ~$120 USD.

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Windermere, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Breakfast here was very tasting. Back Garden patio was nice and quiet. Service when we were there was very slow and we showed up right after they opened @ 7:00 AM so really no excuse for this. And kitchen still got a few meals wrong which added more time. Still gave a higher review than probably deserved as food was... More 

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how we can grow and improve; your comments will certainly be shared with our staff. No defense on our part other than maybe they had not had their delicious cup of Cafe Milagro yet! Thank you for coming in and thank you for being kind in your review. Everyone truly does work hard to... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were seated at a table that was located maybe 15 feet from the main road. Not much of a view. However the live music and atmosphere made up for it. The food was also very good.

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

We have a lovely garden out back however that means seeing/hearing less of the nightly music we offer. Thank you so much for coming in and we appreciate you noticing our focus on fresh and local cuisine with a twist! More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, and went there 3 to 4 times during our trip, for coffee, lunch and dinner. All great, and the live music was also wonderful!!

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to having the opportunity to host you again during a future trip and appreciate you spreading the word! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the cafe four times during our week-long stay. Once each for brunch, lunch and twice for dinner. Johnny was our favorite server. We admired his goal to go back to high school then college while working at the cafe. He's super friendly and knowledgeable. Ask for him if you go. The Mahi Mahi tacos are to die for.... More 

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Wow, wow, WOW! Thank you for such kindness in your review. Everyone truly and sincerely works very hard to deserve such praise; we have a great, committed team of cool people! We just celebrated our 20 year anniversary and it feels really good to hear such wonderful feedback. Again, thank you for that! More 

Gallivare, Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner one night and had the tuna fish which was really nice and the best thing were the coffee! Good service from the staff. Try this out!

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We select our seafood daily and are very proud of our menu and the efforts of our entire team. It means a lot to us that you took time out of your busy life to let us know. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place has a cute souvenir area and nice bar. Came here for a dinner w a large group n we set out on back patio which was beautiful. Service was great and food was excellent.

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so happy you and your group enjoyed your evening with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know. Please come back soon! More 

Old Bethpage, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friend and I went here on several occasions during our stay in Manuel Antonio. Such a cool place. The decor is very inviting, colorful, chic yet beachy/bohemian. During our stay, we had the vegetable hummus wraps which were delicious and sizeable, the banana split (sooooo good), the brownie a la mode, and the coffee which never disappointed. The service... More 

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you! We have been roasting Costa Rica's finest for over 20 years and still love what we do and we're thrilled it shows. So very glad you enjoyed all that we do and we appreciate you sharing it with others. Come back soon! More 

LOSTIN, MD
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the coffee, good breakfast...great fish tacos...plus a good selection of local draft beers on tap. Find it.

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in! We also really appreciate you telling others that we are not to be missed. We hope you will return for another visit very soon! More 

Farmington, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great atmosphere. Ate here twice actually. Great breakfast and good dinner. Liked the live music. No real dislikes at all!

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CostaRicanCoffee, Owner at El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the road between Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park | at the intersection of the road to Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Costa Rican, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Cafe Milagro began as a small, specialty coffee roaster in 1994 and over the years it has evolved into a local culinary institution. From coffee to cuisine, we offer the best of Costa Rica's fresh local ingredients. In Manuel Antonio, be sure to check out El Patio de Cafe Milagro, our cafe, bar and restaurant featuring the area's most innovative Costa Rican kitchen. With its casual, tropical ambience, great food, local micro brews, ample wine list, fabulous cocktails and their very own fresh roasted coffee, this is bound to become your home away from home in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served daily 7am-10pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?