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| Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2777 0355
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
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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WINTHROP HARBOR
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Austin
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The most breathtaking view in Costa Rica. Staff is incredible, food is amazing and the view...well you just have to see it. This restaurant is part of the Le Mariposa hotel. We will stay here the next time we visit Costa Rica. And the Manuel Antonio National Park is only minutes away.

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

World class view, good bk, good cocktail hour. Expensive dinner but to be expected at a very expensive hotel right? Excellent dinner. Worth it. PS: Avoid steak anywhere in CR unless they guarantee it is imported which 99% of them can't. CR cattle is grass fed on the open range, not corn fed, so it is tough. Stick with the... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

No breakfasts can be compares with ones of Le Papillón a vast offer of variety on the bufé and eggs a la minute and the waiter passing often offering cooffee and milk like he want you never stop. The lunch its a la carte, but the best experience of this restaurant is watch the sunset from the wet bar with... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Not a huge food expert by any means, but a badly undercooked, overpriced steak for dinner one night, and 3 breakfasts from a buffet just didn't do it. Service was ok, view of Pacific was magnificent - like the hotel. Great location and views, not much else.

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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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