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El Wagon

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Italian, Hot Dogs, Pizza
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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, km. 5, Manuel Antonio National Park 0, Costa Rica
4000-1540
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite spot to eat in MA

Right across from Costa Verde hotel. GREAT food and service. Nice place to have drinks as well. Unfortunately only open late afternoon and evening when we were there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Right across from Costa Verde hotel. GREAT food and service. Nice place to have drinks as well. Unfortunately only open late afternoon and evening when we were there.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is built around a wooden railroad passenger car. It serves wraps, wood stove baked pizza and great ice tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Love the brick fire oven used to cook the pizzas! Awesome atmosphere! Hamburgers & Pizza were delicious!

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Lebanon, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we had lunch there one day. It has a spectacular view and very nice atmosphere. The monkey's even came threw on the branches 15, 20 feet away. Food was very good and was priced very similar to the places around.

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our last stop for one our trips to Manuel Antonio and was definitely a great experience, the food and service were amazing and it rained while we were there so the view and sounds of rain forest were the perfect complement.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We walked from our hotel to have dinner here one night and then picked up dinner here another night. The pizza was delicious! They have a wood burning oven and make the pizza out in the open where you can see them. The sangria was really good too! When we were leaving one of they guys who works there asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was one of my favorite restaurants in town because of the outdoor seating overlooking the jungle and the wonderful service. The food good, nothing too extravagant, but the scenery was spectacular. While we were eating dinner, we saw about 7 monkeys swinging through the trees and it was an amazing site to see while eating dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We needed a break from seafood. The wood fired pizza was light and just what we needed. Would compare to a European pizza crust (thin and crispy). We ordered 4 pizzas to share between 6 plus dessert.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good place for pizza. One pizza will feed two hungry adults. The bar drinks are mediocre. Fun atmosphere with cool mosaic floor.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Met one of the waitreses in the bus ride up to Manuel Antonio and after chatting learned she worked at El Wagon. After our trip to the beach our group of 12 adults stopped at El Wagon and ordered the Margarita, Vegetariana, and Costa Verde pizzas. They were freshly made in front of us and baked in a typical Italian... More 

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Address: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, km. 5, Manuel Antonio National Park 0, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 4000-1540
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, Hot Dogs, Pizza

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  • Address: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, km. 5, Manuel Antonio National Park 0, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 4000-1540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Hot Dogs, Pizza

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