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Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506-2777-3378
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Dining options: Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool atmosphere, great sunset!

My friend and I went here for dinner while in Manuel Antonio and had a great time. The food was good, the atmosphere was great for a Tuesday night, and the sunset was amazing! It did kind of seem a little touristy, but didn't bother me too much. Would recommend checking it out while in Manuel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere, the people, and the food! So good we ate here multiple times during our 8 day visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went here for dinner while in Manuel Antonio and had a great time. The food was good, the atmosphere was great for a Tuesday night, and the sunset was amazing! It did kind of seem a little touristy, but didn't bother me too much. Would recommend checking it out while in Manuel Antonio, the sunset alone... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful dinner after exploring in the rainforest all day! The restaurant is centered around an airplane. The bar is actually in the fuselage of the real plane! My son and neice were well entertained playing in the cockpit! The staff entertained the kids by letting them work the dumbwaiter. The view was magnificant!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The hamburgers were not tasty at all, and the meat with tortialla tasted too bad to eat. For this price I'd definetly go somewhere else.

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We had such a great when we got there, the view is just great, the food is very good and of course the big war plane where we took lots of pictures but when we wanted to pay (we needed separate invoices for our expense reports at work), the lady at the register was the rudest ever, she even had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance, delicious fish, wonderful service...especially if you get an ocean view...all attached to an ex-CIA airplane. Everyone had a different fish dish and each was outstanding.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We are here last night. The menu didn't have many options. The food was ridiculously overpriced and terrible. We were with two kids and they barely touched their food. The plane is cool for kids to see, so just check it out and then eat somewhere else.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is very unique, which is why we decided to eat here. The restaurant is built around an old plane with a bar built inside. While it was cool, the food wasn't super great and the price was high. It's one of those places that you "go for the experience"--not for the great dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recommended by a friend. Atmosphere was fun. Great jungle view. Food was good, large menu. Service started out fast but slowed toward end of meal. We weren't in a hurry but felt like a wait staff change and we were forgotten.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Calamari & coconut shrimp for appetizers. Men had seared blackened tuna and ladies had steak. Food was fantastic. Service was awesome. The view is unbeatable with the sunset over the Pacific and the monkeys playing in jungle tops below us. Special thanks to Ken (manager) for setting up an evening my daughter will never forget. She is now engaged.

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Address: Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506-2777-3378
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Cuisine: Continental

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506-2777-3378

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene

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