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La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve

2.7 km Quepos y Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-9797
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $40
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Continental, International, Central American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Simply put this is the place to have a amazing meal in Manuel Antonio. We ate here several times over a two week period. Never a bad meal, always fresh and the chief was often table side to give us a complimentary appetizer, etc to try. If you want a view you must go early as it's dark in MA... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We are thrilled our recent guests had such a wonderful experience at our La Luna Restaurant. Thanking you for taking your personal time to share with others on this TripAdvisor forum. And we look forward to welcoming you back once again so we can again spoil you with our culinary delights. More

Herndon, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Probably the best food of our entire trip. This is a very high-end place with fantastic high-end food and service. Not at all a casual place for dinner (opposite of Barba Roja), but if you want a classy, 5-star atmosphere and food, this is the place. And it is not much more expensive than the other highly rated restaurants in... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their 5 star review of our La Luna Restaurant. We do set ourselves apart from the other establishments in the area but we are very casual and laid back. Our motto is "flip-flops welcome". Never pretentious and without any attitude. We serve great atmosphere - great cuisine - great prices. Thank you for your wonderful... More

Chelmsford, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Order was wrong-ordered salad not chips-brought out salad after meal was done. Wrap too big to eat, had to separate the inside was good. Washroom facilities were not convenient-had to go in front of waterfall & step over rocks to get to facilities. An attendant did stop the water from flowing which was embarrassing as there were individuals in the... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Several of the points given by our recent guests are well taken. We have just experimented with having outside guests use our pool area for having lunch. Obviously, this may not be the best idea. Thank you for commenting and using this TripAdvisor forum. More

Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We got to the restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and we had a blast! the restauran has a magnificent sunset view. Food is above the standard in Manuel Antonio. Live music, affordable prices. Totally recommended if you want to bring your partner for a nice romantic dinner.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you......thank you for reviewing our La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled that you chose us for your special celebration. Between the locals who come frequently and our guests, both hotel and outside, the atmosphere at Gaia is always a celebration. We look forward to hosting you again and thank you for sharing on this... More

Kalispell, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had lovely meal overlooking the bay. I had the Mahi-Mahi which was good but the Panko Seared Tuna was exceptional. There was someone smoking a table away which was annoying. I suppose we could have asked to be moved but we would have relinquished or spot at the railing.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing our La Luna Restaurant. We are thrilled that your dinners were beyond your expectations and we look forward to your return visit when next in the Manuel Antonio area. Thank you for posting on this TripAdvisor forum. More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Yummers. I had both of these meals twice because I loved them so much. Make sure to also try the Ceviche! The view from the restaurant in the best in the region.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Yum indeed..........Thank you for eating your dinners with us while in Manuel Antonio. Our chef creates magic every night in his kitchen and the results are truly extraordinary. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

They pick you up at the gatehouse of the hotel in a golf cart and whisk you up the hill! Then you take an elevator up even higher and arrive at the restaurant. The view of the ocean from on high is amazing, as was the live band playing up front. Our server was outstanding and I was very excited!... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

It appears our recent guests had entrees that did not meet their personal expectations. I can tell you that both dishes are favorites with our guests and locals alike. And we wish we knew about their displeasure while at the restaurant. We would have been only too happy to change or switch their entrees. Food in general is very subjective... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Gaia a few years ago, so when we were in Manuel Antonio we had to go back and enjoy La Luna. It was just as good as we remembered. We started with Happy Hour, the tuna sashimi is a must! We enjoyed that with some chicken satay and watched the incredible sunset. We... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit to our La Luna Restaurant and thank you for your most excellent review of our service, food and ambiance. We are truly blessed with guests such as yourselves who appreciate great service and great cuisine. Thank you again for your glowing recommendation and we look forward to seeing you once again when again... More

Agoura Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We did not stay here, but wanted to venture out from our hotel. We chose here and were glad we did. They had a great menu and the food was delicious! Just as pricey as our hotel, but they had an amazing view (we watched a beautiful sunset from our table) and it was nice to try something else. Very... More

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for having visited us recently and thank you for your wonderful review of our La Luna Restaurant. We are thrilled you came in time for sunset as we have the very best in the area with the restaurant being set on top of Gaia Mountain. And thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum......it means a lot to... More

Boston
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful, modern restaurant on a high hill overlooking the ocean. Go early for the sunset, listen to the music, and enjoy great food and service afterward. The menu was large and had a nice mix of Costa Rican specialties and international cuisine. The price is the only reason it's not a 5, but seemed on-par with the level of hotel.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our guests for reviewing our La Luna Restaurant. We are so happy you enjoyed our very unique style of ambiance and our special staff. Using only the freshest of ingredients makes all the difference in our award winning cuisine. Please come back and join us when next in the Manuel Antonio area. More

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