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Karolas Restaurant

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International, Mediterranean, South American, Costa Rican
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| Half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
506-2777-1557
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Exquisite

From the delicious food of Chef Erick, to the delightful service of William, the Karolas Restaurant offers fantastic food and great atmosphere, catering to your every need and any event you might be celebrating, while still retaining the casual feel that makes a great night out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Chuck W
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Burlington, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

From the delicious food of Chef Erick, to the delightful service of William, the Karolas Restaurant offers fantastic food and great atmosphere, catering to your every need and any event you might be celebrating, while still retaining the casual feel that makes a great night out.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way out of Manuel Antonio. It's a nice outdoor restaurant with a lovely view. Our waitress was excellent. I had a salad with Mahi Mahi on top. The Mahi was cooked and seasoned perfectly, but the salad needed a flavorful dressing or seasonings, as it was pretty bland. Coffee was excellent and we got to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Belongs to Los Altos hotel. Great location with view of the hotel swimming pool and the ocean, and close to forestry area with large trees that we say two toucans in, and some saw sloth and they say monkeys can be seen there sometimes. Pros: dinner good selection and tasty food breakfast buffet is OK that includes cereals, milk, juice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When we were going to Karolas our expectations were high. Located in a resort type place and with the looks of it, I couldn't help but to feel like it was good. Well, disappointment was just around the corner... We ordered 3 appetizers: The watermelon and mushroom salad, the charcuterie board and the poke tuna. The watermelon salad was ok...... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Let me say this restaurant did nothing wrong. The menu is pretty standard for Manuel Antonio. Prices for dinner start at 8 colones and up. Ended up with a burger and hubby with pasta. Nothing to rave about. Nice atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed at Los Altos and ate at Karolas every day for breakfast. Our family loved it. We also ate dinner there a couple of nights and the food was great. Lots of options, wait staff is super friendly and nice. Highly recommend!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed at the Los Altos Beach and Spa and the restaurant was on the grounds. We ate breakfast there each day and chose to have lunches and dinners there. The staff was terrific and very accommodating. They will make whatever you want. We loved it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experiences at Karolas! We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your meals there, and of course we're honored that you found our staff so accommodating. We work hard every day to prepare our food with the freshest ingredients and the greatest care. We can't wait to have you... More 

San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We loved the ambiance of Karolas Restaurant, but the wait staff are so attentive you have to mention them. Glenn, Jessica and the chef (cannot remember his name, but a big guy), all remembered us each time we came in.

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

We couldn't agree more, our wait staff is truly spectacular! They are passionate and hard working, and love nothing more than making sure every guest at Karolas is well taken care of. Your kind words regarding their above and beyond efforts have been passed along, of course we can't wait to have you back! More 

Rochester,
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed at Los Altos (the hotel that is part of Karolas) for 3 weeks-- so we got to eat at Karolas quite a bit! The lunch food is normal fare we so werent expecting to be so AMAZED with dinner... wow is all I can say. The tuna was exceptional, stacked vegetables. The jungle ambiance combined with views of... More 

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

What a wonderful review! We're thrilled that over the course of three weeks you enjoyed each and every one of your meals at Karolas. As lovers of all food fresh, we are so honored to be able to bring our guests the freshest possible seafood. And of course, we couldn't agree more, our restaurant's open air design means those dining... More 

Van Buren, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was good and not highly expensive for the area. There was a lovely sunset view, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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

It's true, nothing beats a gorgeous sunset while dining at Karolas! Our open air design means that guests can experience the beauty of the rainforest up close and personal, which makes for a truly unique dining experience. And of course the ocean view doesn't hurt. Thank you for taking the time to share your Karolas experience with the TripAdvisor community! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-1557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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