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Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Was there any booze in that drink?

If you enjoy a cocktail with alcohol you probably don't want to order a drink here unless it's a martini. We only ate here once in our 5 day stay, the food was okay but the drinks were not so good. We heard other folks at the pool complaining about the food, but the time we ate there the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
zenjane
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy a cocktail with alcohol you probably don't want to order a drink here unless it's a martini. We only ate here once in our 5 day stay, the food was okay but the drinks were not so good. We heard other folks at the pool complaining about the food, but the time we ate there the Swordfish... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

view fabulous and C-137 history interesting. Pasta with seafood tasteless. Breast of chicken was tasty.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Reminded me of a Disney theme restaurant. Food was fair. Full of American tourists. Overpriced for the quality.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I ordered the whole fish and got a big one and delicious. This place has professional staff which doesnt make you wait for everything (like other places). My gf had mahi mahi and was also very happy. The place is on the priciest side, but definitely worth for a nice dinner. We would come back again.

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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is worth eating at for the views alone. The relocated airplane is interesting; one can even climb up into the cockpit. The scenic views are great too. Fun drinks were a treat and delicious, from the natural fruit to Mai Tais. The food was some of the best we had on our trip. We found that food wasn't... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were driving through Manuel Antonio when we came across a large airplane on the side of the road. Talking about a landmark. Turns out it was a restaurant and bar. We sat at one of the tables overlooking the Pacific Ocean and enjoyed some of the best seafood we've ever had. The service was great and the prices very... More 

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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99 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this by a local in Jaco and we were worried it would be cheesy with the airplane as a restaurant. Rest assured that the portions are huge, flavors good and prices reasonable. The restaurant atmosphere is quite enjoyable. The fresh fish sandwich was enough for two as was the burger. Definitely worth a visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My favourite restaurant in Costa Rica. Great food [and plenty of it ], terrific cocktails Excellent meals at any time of day. .All well priced. The view is amazing over the balcony. An absolute must visit in overpriced Manuel Antonio. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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New Orleans, ouisiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing and our two young kids loved the novelty of walking through the airplane bar (we went at late lunch when it was nearly empty). The fruit smoothies are wonderful and we all enjoyed the fresh food. The menu is typical Costa Rican fare, meaning fajitas, seafood rice, grilled fish, and a kids menu.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Drinks at the bar inside the plane, lots of fun, like everywhere else in manuel antonio, bartender as super nice, friendly guy, nachos hit the spot -

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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