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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

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American, Fast Food, Costa Rican
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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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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
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION - AMAZING FOOD UNBEATABLE SETTING

Two families of experienced holiday travelers with children from 9-14, a couple finicky foodies, who still respect the value of a dollar were all blown away by the experience. Costa Rica is amazing and this portion of the country is by far the best and the opportunity to have beachfront... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Peter L
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Two families of experienced holiday travelers with children from 9-14, a couple finicky foodies, who still respect the value of a dollar were all blown away by the experience. Costa Rica is amazing and this portion of the country is by far the best and the opportunity to have beachfront accommodations in an remote feeling, pure nature environment and still... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

No better place to have lunch in Manuel Antonio Playitas Restaurant is part of the Arenas del Mar Hotel. It is not easy to get there, but totally worth it. We were staying at a house and heard about the option of having lunch there. Your table is set in the sand just a few feet from the Ocean. No... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Since the moment we arrived to the hotel, we liked, it's so green. My family and I went to Playitas restaurant for lunch. The staff was so kind (they make you feel like home). The tables are between the trees, so you are surrounded by nature. The food: was delicious, we ordered what the waiter recommended and it was an... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I just returned from an amazing and relaxing "baby-moon" at Arenas Del Mar in January. Ever since we returned, all we have done is reminisce about our lunch at Playitas surrounded by the beautiful Costa Rican nature. The food is all locally grown and fresh, the service was incredibly attentive and we even saw white-faced monkeys and... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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ambler
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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, Fast Food, Costa Rican

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?