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All 72 Manuel Antonio National Park Restaurants

Playitas Restaurant and Bar

Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican, Fast Food
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Northern Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Can't say enough to about the food. Over three days we had the Tina sashimi three times and only discovered the veggie and tuna Poki on the last day and it was the best of all. Also recommend the spring rolls. Healthy but delicious food. Alex the manager is soooo nice and helpful!

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Eden, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Arenas del Mar was recommended for an afternoon and it was worth the time. We had lunch on the beach with a great view of the water and rocks. We then spent an hour in the lounge chairs and enjoying the quiet (which wasn't hard to find in the area anyway). I do recommend lunch as this is a resort... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have celiac disease and travelling can be difficult. For the week of Sept 13-20, Playitas was completely gluten free! My boyfriend and I ate here 2 lunches out of 4. Chicken fajitas and PIZZA were delicious. I still can't believe I was able to eat gluten free pizza on the (private!)beach. The restaurant has tables on the water and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stayed at the hoel for seven days spent almost everyone on this private beach. The pizza are amazing especially the seafood pizza. Try the cerviche some of the best I ever had. the bar is great fantastic drinks great margaritas with full service right on the beach.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was in a word - "WONDERFUL" - you could sit on your private beach, the table right on the beach, watching your kids order their meal, then run off to the surf, the food was delicious, the service amazing - it was as my husband described "A Michael Mann Moment" for those who enjoy his films, with the water... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've been wanting to check this place out with a local friend. Finally this trip to Costa Rica, we were able to spend a morning and early afternoon at the beach, enjoying appetizers and drinks from their cute, little beachside restaurant. Absolutely adorable!

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La Grange Park, il USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Arenas Del Mar and enjoyed a couple meals at La Playita. We enjoyed a great BBQ chicken pizza, great chicken salad and a burger for different lunches. We just loved the view watching the waves crash the beach. It was also so nice since there wasn't a lot of people like most beachside restaurants so it was... More 

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

Fantastic selection of food. I think we tried one of everything during our visit. Never once was anyone anything other than impressed. Service was great especially considering the fact that they cover the open air restaurant, the beach front dining, the pool and the beach. Just thinking about our time here makes my mouth water and me die to head... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Arenas del Mar Resort has two great restaurants: Mirador for the fine dining and Playitas for casual beachside dining. Playitas is an open air restraurant where you can eat poolside or beachside, under the palm canopy, serving food and drinks which are superb. With menu items ranging from $4 to $15, the choices are sure to please any appetite. The... More 

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Orlando Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Have you ever sat at a table, under the shade of trees, with cloth napkins, icy cold water or a tropical drink (try the chunky monkey) and had a yummy lunch on the beach? If not you must try the Playitas Restaurant. Playitas is an open air restaurant where you can sit under the trees on the beach, under the... More 

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Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest 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 - 40
Cuisine: American, Costa Rican, Fast Food

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