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Karolas Restaurant

| Half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506-2777-1557
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Costa Rican, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Get your taste buds ready.... (or checked for damage) Karolas Tuna Tartare was superb, the whole deep fried snapper with calamari was excellent as was my steak and everything else down to the plato tipicos! Service and drink at the bar was awesome and the staff.... Chef Eric, Georcy, our waiter/friend, and everyone we encountered was fantasico. We will be... More

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Jacksonville, Fl
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were a group of 19 in need of a reasonable place and price for lunch after a steamy morning in Manuel Antonio National Park and we found much more at Karolas. Our tour guide negtiated a special Lunch deal for our group. CASADO is a very traditional lunch with rice, beans, plantains, salad and fish, pork, chicken or beef.... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our family of five decided to try this restaurant because we were staying at Los Altos. We received our food over an hour and a half after ordering; we only got our food because I complained to staff about the wait. The fish was overcooked and mediocre at best. Two other couples sitting near us also were disgusted with the... More

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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Karolas Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to read you did not enjoy your dining experience at Karolas. For all the hard work and passion we invest in creating a wonderful and enjoyable time at our restaurant, it is never easy to find out when a customer leaves dissatisfied. Over the years we have built a strong reputation for responding to our guests needs,... More

Farmingdale, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just had dinner at Karolas on Wed, April 2, 2014. The tuna tartare appetizer was excellent! HOWEVER, Out of 9 dinners ordered, only 3 were decent.(BUT NOT GREAT) The fisherman platter for two, fish was overcooked and not edible. THE LOBSTER, SHRIMP, MUSSELS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. The chicken sandwiches were overcooked. My grandson ordered a hamburger, which was burnt. Then... More

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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Karolas Restaurant, responded to this review

It's never easy reading a review like this, but thank you nevertheless for taking the time to write it. Of course this is after the fact, but we are sorry your dining experience at Karolas did not meet your expectations. Our hope is that guests to Karolas will let us know as soon as possible if they are dissatisfied with... More

Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Chef is excellent and the menu is mouth watering with local flare. You cant beat the open air atmosphere overlooking the ocean. Staff is first class and always smiling. Cant wait to be back here!

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Rothesay, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We enjoyed two dinners at this restaurant (we stayed at the hotel where it is located). Beautiful open air setting overlooking the pool and the ocean in the distance. Attentive staff and good food. We enjoyed fish both times. Had an excellent Greek salad. Not too busy so no need to worry about reservations.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A by chance lunch leads to one of the best in memory. Followed an amazing tuna tatar the lunch started with real deal mojitos and Papa branded daquries the service, attention to detail and welcoming sevice was all first rate - enjoy

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

WOW! What an experience! We were recently visiting the area for a wedding and we stayed at The Preserve at Los Altos Resort. The views are spectacular. The resort was amazing. Breakfast was included with our stay. Typically you don't know what to get with a continental breakfast. However, the breakfast at Karolas Restaurant included an omelet station, fresh fruit,... More

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed at the los altos with family. Karolas was a natural. Food was excellent. Service was amazing. Servers were friendly and exceptionally accommodating. Happy hour was awesome ,

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peknyc
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I dined here with my family and everything we ordered was wonderful. Most outstanding were the eggplant zucchini tower for an appetizer and the tuna and tenderloin entrees. The restaurant itself is so beautiful and open to the tropical surroundings. The high ceilings give it an expansive feel. The service was wonderful as well. We have been coming to this... More

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