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Karolas Restaurant

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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, 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
Loved Karolas

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 75 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 

South Florida, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Karolas has an eclectic menu combining outstanding seafood, meat dishes as well as typical Costa Rican cuisine. The service is excellent and the view from the restaurant outstanding.

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

Yes, yes and yes! We wanted to create a menu that offers our guests the opportunity to indulge the fresh local seafood and meat, and of course experience the beauty and flavor of traditional Costa Rican cuisine. And we couldn't agree more, our staff, from the kitchen to the floor, work to ensure that each and every guest at Karolas... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

First of all, you can't beat the view from this restaurant. It is on a hill overlooking the Pacific. The restaurant is extremely attractive and the staff are very attentive. Our food was absolutely delicious. Lots to choose from from the menu. We really had a very excellent dinner here.

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

You're absolutely right, the view from Karolas is extraordinary. We like to think it promotes the best kind of happiness and well being, especially when it's served with a fresh and lovingly prepared meal from our kitchen. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience with us, and of course we can't wait to... More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ate here a couple of times because it was the restaurant associated with Los Altos, where we were staying. Just average food. Just average service in the evening. Convenient for guests at Los Altos, but there are so many restaurants in the area there's no need to settle for average.

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

We certainly understand that when it comes dining, you can't win 'em all. When it comes to this guest's experience, we are of course encouraged by the hundreds of positive reviews of Karolas that we have received over the years. You are correct that there are many restaurants to choose from in Manuel Antonio, but not many put in the... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My family and I are staying at Los Altos Resort (day #2). We started with our breakfast at Karolas on the patio, overlooking the pool. Our amazing servers, Jorge and Juilio, were gracious to point out an amazing momma sloth and baby and several iquanas just off the deck area. Food was very great! Tonight we decided to have dinner... More 

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

That's exactly what we love about our restaurant's open air design, the seamless connection with our magical rainforest surroundings. To spot a sloth, monkey, iguana or bird while enjoying an excellent meal, well, doesn't seem like anything can really beat that experience. Your kind words have been passed along to our staff, and of course, thank you for taking the... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We are staying at Los Altos and on our second night decided to try Karolas which is attached to the hotel/condo facility. It's open air seating in a lovely setting. The waiter was exceptional - greeted us in Spanish but is fully fluent in English. He was there when you needed him, wasn't when you didn't. He offered suggestions, created... More 

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

Was truly heart warming to read your review of your dining experience with us. We are so honored that you and your family found your meal and wait service to be so exceptional. And yes, it's true that we are hidden from the main road, but we believe that this provides our guests with the opportunity to dine amidst the... More 

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

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

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