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El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 50% OFF our entire Dinner Menu for the month of September, 5-9pm! It's...
50% OFF our entire Dinner Menu for the month of September, 5-9pm! It's Local Appreciation Month! We are grateful for everyone's support and look forward to seeing you soon! 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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  • 897
    Excellent
  • 297
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
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I am not going to bother reiterating in detail the great reviews. It lives up to the reputation of a wonderful atmosphere and great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Woodland, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Woodland, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I am not going to bother reiterating in detail the great reviews. It lives up to the reputation of a wonderful atmosphere and great food.

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

All we can say is THANK YOU! We're not a fan of all caps but in this case it's warranted! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I tried this restaurant a few nights ago and loved it, we sat in the back garden, the ambiance, food, and service were pretty amazing. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality dining experience.

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

We simply cannot ask for more! All we ever want is for everything to be excellent. Thank you for letting us know we are on the right track, we will keep on doing what we do. :) Pura Vida! More 

Long Branch, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here one night out of our 8 day stay in Manuel Antonio, if there were more days we would have went back. Food was very good and the service was better. Waiters and waitresses were great and love to help out. Priceing was a little above where we wanted to spend for the night but all in... More 

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

Thank you so much! We always say that a super low price and very high quality simply do not exist in the same house and we work very, very hard to offer everything you noted to the highest level. A pillar of Cafe Milagro over the past 20 years is offering excellent value at a reasonable price. Thank you for... More 

Milan, Italy
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113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice ambient and tasty bbq. We had some good grilled meat with vegetables as side dish, one nice dessert and a glass of white wine. We enjoied both food and place.

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

Hi there! We think you have reviewed the wrong business and we do not offer BBQ. Please revise your review if you dined with us at Cafe Milagro or please remove it if you did not have the opportunity to visit us. Thanks so much! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We walked over from Si Como No one night and ate an early dinner here. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a kids menu, and that it featured healthy options such as fresh fish. We tried the calamari chorizo appetizer, fish of the day and shrimp with coconut rum sauce. Food was quite good, and the serving sizes were... More 

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

We are so glad you and your lovely family had a wonderful meal with us! Our kids menu is intentionally simple and healthy, thank you for noticing the effort. We do our very best to offer excellent service, ambience and of course food and drink all at a great price. We hope you will return again the next time you... More 

Playas del Coco
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'm definitely not a fan of Manuel Antonio, especially the National Park! So I have to find ways to make my stay more enjoyable when I'm sent here with tourist groups... Cafe Milagro is certainly one of these things I never miss! There are not many restaurants in Costa Rica where I lay down my knife and fork to enjoy... More 

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

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support! How nice that you make some of our side dishes at home, that is so cool! Can't wait to see you again when you are in town and until then we will hold a place for you in the garden. More 

Modena, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had dinner during our stay in Manuel Antonio. It is a very busy area in terms of restaurant and bars, but as most of the Costa Rican places, kitchen closes early. As meditteranean colture we used to eat quite late and this restaurant is open till late as they also have live music and a very nice bar area.... More 

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

Grazie mile! We appreciate you noticing our commitment to quality on every level and it was our pleasure hosting you. We love serving gorgeous food! We have live music Mon-Sat from 7-9pm and we hope you will return very soon. More 

Zuid Holland
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Everyone recommends Emilios Cafe but for us this place was much nicer. We went on an evening when there was live music which was really nice. Food was great, atmosphere was great and we liked it so much we went back one morning for breakfast which was also delicious. We try not to eat at the same restaurant twice on... More 

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

Thank you for making Cafe Milagro an exception to your travel rules! We are honored you came back for more and that is the best validation we could ever ask for. We appreciate you sharing your positive experience with others so that they too may find us during their travels. Pura Vida! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Cafe Milagro twice. The first visit we only had drinks as we enjoyed live music. The drinks were made with care and fresh ingredients. They were delicious truly craft cocktails. The mojito was one of the best I've ever had. My husband loved the Costa Rican craft brew on tap. He said the Pale Ale... More 

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

Thank you for making our week! Not only with your presence but with your very kind and generous words! Cafe Milagro is an absolute labor of love and it gives all of us great pleasure to share our passion with everyone who comes through the door. We've been at it for over 20 years and receiving validation from happy guests... More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went there for dinner. I got the steak "Lomito de Res Café Milagro". Supposed to be grilled beef tenderloin with coffee dry rub and savory espresso sauce. Although I could not taste the coffee the steak was very good. The "espresso" sauce that was served on the side smelled like tomato-based sauce ( I thought was coffee-based from the... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed the steak; we work directly with our supplier and they age the beef longer just for us! You have a keen sense of smell, our savory espresso sauce indeed has tomato in it along with onion, thyme, beef stock, mustard, honey, cream, red wine, Cacique and vanilla. It's absolutely delicious and diners seem to love it!... 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, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

50% OFF our entire Dinner Menu for the month of September, 5-9pm! It's Local Appreciation Month! We are grateful for everyone's support and look forward to seeing you soon! 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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