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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
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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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90% Recommend
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English first
Herndon, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I went here for dinner based upon the super Tripadvisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Great food and excellent atmosphere. Service was great too. Highly recommended.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had the soapa negra, ceviche trio, steak, and snook. This meal was just about good as any meal I have ever eaten. No real complaints. Service slow but attentive. Really wonderful, glad to have eaten here. Lovely hotel and location.

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Brooklyn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The whole restaurant is in a beautiful resort. The treck down there was an experience in itself, a golf cart had to pick us up and take us up a fairly large hill in the forest to get to the hidden resort/restaurant. Once we got there, the cocktails were to die for. I was in a group of 6 girls... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ate here five times over the course of a week-long vacation, so tried nearly everything on the menu between myself and girlfriend. Everything was consistently good...tasty, fresh, perfect portions. Excellent service contributed to good experience.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is the main restaurant of the expensive Arenas del Mar Resort but is open to other diners - and we see from another review, also delivers meals in the area. As a non- resident diner, the experience begins with a pretty steep downwards road by taxi or car. You then arrive at the resort's first reception area - an... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I would highly recommend this place for any type of eater, but especially for a vegetarian. We had a slight problem finding any tasty vegetarian food other than pizza or pasta at most other restaurants in the area.To get to this restaurant you have to take a car through some wild roads and get picked up by a golf cart... More

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Harrisonburg, VA,USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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