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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

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

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
YUM YUM YUM!

Lunch on the beach between the ocean and the pool! Can't get any better, but it does! The food is excellent. Kids are happy with pizza, chicken tenders and the best smoothies they've ever had. The adults feast on ceviche, sashimi, and fresh, crisp salad. Adult smoothies round out the experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jennifer M
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Lunch on the beach between the ocean and the pool! Can't get any better, but it does! The food is excellent. Kids are happy with pizza, chicken tenders and the best smoothies they've ever had. The adults feast on ceviche, sashimi, and fresh, crisp salad. Adult smoothies round out the experience. Helps that the staff are friendly, warm and welcoming!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed both of the restaurants at Arenas del Mar and the beach side Playitas restaurant was a daily favorite for me! As a sun lover, I enjoyed spending my days soaking in as much sun as possible at the beach. It was great to take a break and grab a relaxing and delicious lunch/snack there. It's a casual... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Playitas restaurant and bar is very special. We were relaxing on the beach and decided that the atmosphere was too special to leave...but we were very hungry! Solution...have lunch on the beach...and we were delighted to have a table under the shade of giant trees...right near the ocean..didn't miss the pelicans soaring and the monkeys cavorting in the trees! The... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

THis is a great spot to have lunch or a mid-day snack. Situated on the beach, you can dine on fantastic food while watching the surf and catching some rays. Tables are situated on the beach with trees overhead providing some shade. The main restaurant also has areas to sit off the beach. The menu is diverse and the prices... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This little beach restaurant has a great variety of lunches to choose from. Salads, seafood, burgers, and the best fish and chips! The view is gorgeous and the cocktails are refreshing and the staff is amazing!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My kids played in the sand and built a house for the hermit crabs while we watched the waves in natural tree shade! The food was awesome, great fish, fresh fruits and veggies! Lovely service too!

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Oh How we just love this place!! We have visited it several times in the past 4 years. It is like a little heaven in the southern most part of Costa Rica!!! We feel like a king and queen while there. The service is so friendly and accommodating and the food is so delicious with so many interesting dishes to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Going on vacation with a young family can be challenging to say the least. We have 4 children -12 and under and Playitas had something for everyone. Great Pizza, Super grass fed beef burgers and yummy chicken strips. Mom and Dad we able to grab cold beer or a frozen drink from the bar, enjoy some super fresh tuna poki... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The restaurant is on the lower part of the place , right next to the pool and our Ocean breeze superior room was. You can sit on the beach or in the shade of the restaurant. Anywhere you sit you get the same great food! My husband ordered the Playitas Beach Burger, an 8 ounce beef burger with lettuce, tomato,... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing On The Beach, Watching The Waves Break And Enjoying Top Notch Food And Service. One Must Try The Pineapple Gazpacho.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?