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El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

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International, Vegetarian, South American, 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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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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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Upscale dinner

Wow! Amazing, upscale food. The trip to get to this restaurant was a surprising adventure. It is set in a peaceful part of MA. The service was impeccable. It was a great last night in MA because of our experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Wow! Amazing, upscale food. The trip to get to this restaurant was a surprising adventure. It is set in a peaceful part of MA. The service was impeccable. It was a great last night in MA because of our experience.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

5 Stars. Super fresh sea food. The Chef was happy to let us try new things and each night the specials were very interesting.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Vacationed at Arenas del Mar- family of 6- and did not, COULD NOT, leave to dine elsewhere! Delicious, freshly prepared meals for adults and children alike. The kids were always so surprised that the wait staff never wrote anything down-how do they remember all that???? I do not eat ceviche or sashimi at home, no matter the restaurant. I think... More 

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South Salem, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed at Arenas Del Mar. The food was delicious and the drinks were the best I ever had. The stuff was attentive and the view was breathtaking. Great restaurant!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed at Arenas del Mar for 7 days and we ate there the entire time. We had absolutely delicious breakfasts each morning at El Mirador. No generic buffets here! We were served lovely plates of fresh fruit such as mango, pineapple, watermelon and lychee. Coffee was abundant and delicious. There are many options on the menu from traditional Costa... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food is so fresh and we never got tired of eating here even after 4 nights in a row! The wine list was great and we tried our first bio-dynamic and organic wine.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had the good fortune to stay at Arenas del Mar resort, so breakfast at El Mirador was a daily treat. The outside tables on the overlook would make any meal taste great, but the food really is very good! My favorite breakfast items are the huevos chileros and french toast (along with some crispy bacon:). The fresh fruit juices... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed at Arenas del mar for 5 nights and ate all our meals at the hotel. We never got tired of El Mirador though or had any desire to go elsewhere. It had it all--an imaginative menu, well-prepared and presented food from locally-sourced fresh ingredients, an attentive and friendly staff, and a location overlooking the ocean and beach that... More 

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Ann Arbor
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went with friends for our last night in Quepos but we weren't staying at the resort. If you can find the place, you won't regret your decision to make the trek. It was the nicest dinner we had during our week in Quepos. While there are several elevated local fare choices, if you are looking for more like what... More 

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Southern California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed at the resort for about 5 days, but never left the property for meals so we ate here a lot. Had breakfast and dinner at El Mirador every day. Breakfasts were super - had fruits I've never seen in the United States. We were there with family, so out of the 4 of us, we each came to... 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, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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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