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El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

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International, Vegetarian, Costa Rican
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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Mirador Restaurant is located near Arenas del Mar's reception area and...
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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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good eats

It was good food with a good view. Eat here if you can. It may be a little on the pricey side but go ahead and splurge a little bit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
mgwdds
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was good food with a good view. Eat here if you can. It may be a little on the pricey side but go ahead and splurge a little bit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing. The experience started with a golf cart ride up the property. The driver told us about the animals we saw and stopped to let us take pictures. As soon as we got to the restaurant we saw the beautiful view! They started by bringing a plate of fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. All of our... More 

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are here nightly. The staff remembered us! They were friendly and would talk to us about anything we had questions on or were curious about! The 'Back to Life' Ceviche was wonderful. The chicharrones, frech toast, Gallo Pinto, and a few others were favorites! A few of the people that helped us: Allan, Luis, Pedro, Minor, Bryan..

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denver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

While Arenas del Mar is a wonderful hotel and the breakfasts at El Mirador are delicious, the dinner was quite bad. The chicken dish was very very dry and relatively unflavorful, barely edible in fact. The snook was okay but nothing great. The service was friendly but sweating so profusely that he was dripping on me, not very appetizing. Go... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at El Mirador Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cekmd, thank you for taking the time to write your review about your dinner with us. While we were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Arenas del Mar and breakfast at El Mirador restaurant, we are very sorry to hear about your dinner experience. We apologize for the fact that the plates you ordered were not... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As a guest at Arenas Del Mar, I had the pleasure of having breakfast here every day for a week and dinner here a number of evenings. The setting is stunning with views of Manuel Antonio and a relaxed pool-side atmosphere. One morning there was a local woman making tortillas in the dining room, served with queso fresca and a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed at Arenas del Mar for a week so had plenty of opportunity to eat here and we were never disappointed. We ate breakfast here every morning. Starting each day out with fresh juice and a fresh fruit platter should be mandatory in life. The fruit was extremely fresh and we got to try some things we had never... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While staying at Arenas Del Mar, we ate here every day for breakfast and several times for dinner. For breakfast every morning we enjoyed freshly made juices of different flavors and a platter of fresh fruit. All of the breakfast entrees were amazing; I especially liked the local dishes. We ate here for dinner several nights during our stay and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent and beautiful resort, very pleasant staff the restaurant is great, excellent some of the next food we had on our entire 7 day trip through Costa Rica,highly recommend it. One little inconvenience is the road to the restaurant it's very easy to miss the entrance but it's definitely worth it 5 stars all the way

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you're looking for a fast-in and fast-out type restaurant - this is not it! The chef masterfully creates every meal from local fresh ingredients! I tried something different every night and was NEVER disappointed.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My friend Amy and I went here to celebrate her birthday while in Manuel Antonio. Finding the resort without our navigation system would have been tricky because of the narrow and windy private road. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by resort employees. They were really friendly and promptly parked our car. We were then driven by golf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?