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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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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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Harrisonburg, VA,USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

After a busy day, our group did not want to go out for dinner. We had been told that El Mirador had delivery and we decided to give it a try. Our food arrived in a surprisingly short time via motor scooter. It was still hot and was delicious. The price including tip was very reasonable and we all had... More

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La Grange Park, il USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Arenas del Mar for six nights and ate almost all our meals here. It was tough to try anywhere else when we constantly got great service and the food was great! Our favorite breakfast was the breakfast burrito which was made perfect and a lot healthier than it sounds. The fruit was fresh and tasted so good!... More

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Cypress, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I arrived at 6:30 to an empty restaurant which began filling up by 7. The staff was very courteous and service was fairly quick. They have bottle service at about $12 so you can bring your own bottle of wine. My husband had the snook (I thought that was a small town in Texas). Turns out it's... More

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New York, NY
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent menu, top notch service, and gorgeous views of the beaches of Manuel Antonio. My family and I just stayed at Arenas del Mar resort. Usually we like to explore restaurants outside of the hotel, but Mirador was fantastic and we were glad to have the added convenience. The hotel's restaurant at the beach is also excellent for... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

One of the tops in Manuel Antonio. 5 stars gets used too often in tourist towns but this place comes close. Great atmosphere, elegant setting, great views. Highly recommended though very expensive. The hotel is excellent, also very expensive, and the restaurant won't let you down.

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Top notch five star hotel place. Very very very expensive, to be expected in one of the most expensive hotels in CR. Food was very good, service too, atmosphere also. Avoid the steak as in 99% of eateries in CR unless they can guarantee it is imported--they can't. CR cattle is grass fed on the open range, not corn fed,... More

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Tulsa, Ok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Ate here often during our trip. Fantastic selection, wonderful food, and service that is second to none. Dinners were upscale, delicious and reasonably priced. Sunsets and the wildlife make you wonder if you died and gone to heaven. I can't wait to go back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a must-try restaurant - even if you are not an overnight guest. We experienced a wonderful meal at El Mirador Restaurant during our trip to Manuel Antonio. We found this to be a delightful place to enjoy a beautiful ocean view and excellent cuisine. The food was thoughtfully prepared, delicious, and tastefully presented. The staff was amiable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

An amazing place to eat and a spectacular view, the food was always incredible and the local wildlife was always seen from the gorgeous view this restaurant offers. The servers are so friendly and quickly become friends. 3 times we have traveled to Costa Rica and 3 times we have returned to this place. Ken and Julio were our two... More

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Wellington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

for yourself stunning views and good food and the servers and bartenders are amazing friendly ! anytime of the year worth spending a night or two and try out all the appetizers and some of really good drinks !

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