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All 72 Manuel Antonio National Park Restaurants

El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: El Mirador Restaurant is located near Arenas del Mar's reception area and pool, overlooking Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. El Mirador—which means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating. Along with breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets, our restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh, local ingredients. Start your day with our complimentary breakfast: fresh fruits, homemade granola, warm muffins and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, Costa Rican coffee. Our dinner menu includes highlights such as locally caught fish and other delicacies at this authentic full-service Costa Rican restaurant.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the batidos and the salads, everything was really fresh, However, it's quite expensive for what you get, but this is the problem everywhere in Manuel Antonio. We're lucky we had a kitchen in the apartment we rented, so we could eat in.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

After spending two lovely weeks in CR traveling all around, we've had the opportunity to sample food at many different restaurants. This was by far the best dinning experience of our trip. From the moment we were whisked up the hill from the parking lot to the restaurant, the staff was absolutely top notch in how they treated us. Luis,... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food and service were first rate; genuine Costa Rican dishes; fully flavorful coffee and the drinks were made and served with verve and pizazz

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We loved this restaurant. Relatively expensive for the area, but worth it! Also very acommodating (I have a few different food allergies and they made sure everything that came on my plate was safe). We'd go back, for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Arenas Del Mar and decided to eat at the restaurant there (El Mirador) for almost every meal because it was so delicious! The meals are creative with several options. The drinks are excellent as well. The food is not cheap, but worth every penny for the quality and taste. The staff is wonderful. They... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the best place to eat in Manuel Antonio. The food is great and the service is amazing. They cater to everyone, with a variety of options, including gluten free! They also had vegeterian and meat lover options. I have celiac disease and was overwhelmed by the staffs' knowledge of the disease and the extensive menu for me. Everyone... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed 9 nights at Arenas del Mar. We had breakfast at El Mirador every morning, and dined there 7 out of 9 nights. Those two nights we went elsewhere because we wanted to try some of Manuel Antonio's celebrated restaurants but, honestly, we didn't need to look anywhere else for excellent food and service. By our 3rd night dining... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I ate every meal during my time in Costa Rica at Arenas del Mar except one when I went ziplining. Much of Costan Rican cuisine is naturally gluten-free. There was always lots of fresh fruit, beans, rice, meats, chicken, and fish. This made my dining decisions relatively easy. Even with the naturally gluten-free menu, the staff went the extra mile... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed at Arenas del Mar and the food here is outstanding. The view overlooks the cliff and has the beach in the distance. Sometimes if you're lucky you'll see a monkey hanging from the trees. For breakfast, the traditional gallo pinto is to die for! Also, they bring out a tray of fresh exotic fruits. It's always nice to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

the menu is not huge and it is pricey but the food is really good. I wouldn't recommend the chicharrones but the rest of the food choices are amazing.

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2777-2777
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Costa Rican, International

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