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| Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2777 0355
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most beautiful breakfast view

Our breakfast was not included at our resort in Manuel Antonio, so we wanted to explore some of the other options. Our hotel recommended Le Papillon at the La Mariposa Hotel, almost entirely on the acclaimed ocean views. We were able to walk in for breakfast with no wait and had our choice of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
gemini338
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Arlington, Virginia
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South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten in many places in Manuel Antonio, in 2007, 2010, and 2016. Le Papillon (in the Mariposa Hotel) has had mixed reviews in the past, but our dinner there last week was outstanding, best fish of the week (and I ate fish once or twice a day for 8 days), service was great. There are other restaurants that also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner a few times at Le Papillon. Every time we were greeted immediately and had wonderful service. The food itself was beautifully prepared and tasted fantastic. We highly recommend the ceviche and seafood trio. We will definitely be eating here again.

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Thank Shay S
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Our breakfast was not included at our resort in Manuel Antonio, so we wanted to explore some of the other options. Our hotel recommended Le Papillon at the La Mariposa Hotel, almost entirely on the acclaimed ocean views. We were able to walk in for breakfast with no wait and had our choice of table. The panoramic ocean view from... More 

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Thank gemini338
Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Our son and daughter in law got married in Manuel Antonio National Park area of Costa Rica Memorial Day weekend. While the wedding party stayed at a Villa, about 25 guests stayed at La Mariposa. In addition, the Bride's parents hosted a dessert/cocktail party on the Friday night to officially begin the weekend festivities.My husband and I hosted a dinner... More 

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Thank ronales
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful, open air restaurant at the La Mariposa Hotel. Wonderful ocean/sunset views. A broad and delicious menu and tasty happy hour cocktails. On our visit we were greated by an attentive server, aiming to please. He made suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu and food. We started with two appetizer specials, tuna tower and fried... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

La mariposa arguably has the best view of the coast from their restaurant. I really enjoyed gazing out at the sea during dinner. The meals were fine, nothing spectacular but definitely OK. At the beginning of the meal, the waiter lost balance of his tray and dumped a whole drink on my son and he was drenched with smoothie. he... More 

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Thank Heatherheather N
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed at La Mariposa while visiting this area so we decided to have two lunches here & our last dinner of the trip, to celebrate our Anniversary. Lunch was good & reasonable. Like other places in Costa Rica the service isn't the same as you get in the states & if you want/need anything you need to ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the best sunset views you will see. Very good food. Service was great. Drinks were fine.Very close to the park. Hotel looks cool, We might check it out if we go back.Had lobster was Great.

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Thank ADAM G
Austin
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We chose this as our final dinner in Manuel Antonio and it's hard to imagine a better choice. The beautiful deck offers a panoramic view of the Pacific and surrounding hills. The food was not quite up the same level as the view but it was very good. If you do go, I highly recommend a sunset or daytime visit... More 

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SugarLand, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We ate at Le Papillion our first and last night at La Mariposa. We both had the surf and turf the first night. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly and the shrimp were large and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. I also had a Mariposa salad, which was excellent. The second visit I opted for just the tenderloin, but it was... More 

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  • Address: | Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: (506) 2777 0355

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