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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
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  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Great Key lime Pie!

Stopped in the restaurant for coffee and desert. Beautiful views of hotel gardens from the restaurant. Strawberry cheesecake and Key Lime Pie were some of the best. The service was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in the restaurant for coffee and desert. Beautiful views of hotel gardens from the restaurant. Strawberry cheesecake and Key Lime Pie were some of the best. The service was great!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at this condominium complex, so had dinner there our first night in town. The fish was quite good and fairly priced. The service was excellent. We didn't expect much and were pleasantly surprised.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stuff here is as good as the food & the views. Delicious made to order omelets & pancakes for breakfast, great burgers for lunch & spectacular seafood for dinner! Some of the best food & service we experienced on our trip.

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Thank Amanda L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Loved, loved the breakfasts! Had room service once and it was very good- the grilled Chicken burger was awesome. Dinner one night as well. It was good but definitely take the time to try other restaurants in the area if you stay at Los Altos.

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Thank Ktbroderick
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This place was wonderful. The service was great. The food was really good. I had a simple meal. I had had a snack earlier so I did not want a lot. This really hit the spot. The red wine they served was remarkable and not that expensive. They chilled it some which was perfect. Most places serve it too warm.... More 

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Thank Jon S
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best HH in all of Manuel Antonio. Drinks are flavorful, presented well and not over priced. Some other restaurants in this area water down the drinks and/or use cheap liquor. Karolas maintains a great balance between affordable and exquisite. The setting and decor are modern, elegant and high end, any restauranteur would melt just looking at the view... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

As we were walking down the road we see a sign with Karolas Restaurant directions. We head down below to this nice but casual restaurant with great views. Our waiter William was very friendly and helpful throughout our meal. The entire dinner was to die for. Absolutely delicious!!!! His suggestions in food and cocktails were great! No complaints.

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Thank jsb7107
LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Karolas Restaurant, responded to this review

So wonderful that you discovered Karolas on a leisurely stroll down the road! We were so happy to have you as guests to our restaurant, and of course we're thrilled that you enjoyed our food so much, not to mention finding our staff so knowledgeable and accommodating. Can't wait to have you back! More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I went here the first night we arrived in Manuel Antonio for dinner as we were staying at the Los Altos Beach Resort. The service is awesome . The food is pretty good, but it is way overpriced. I would go here once during your stay for the experience and eat elsewhere for the rest of your... More 

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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 experience with us! With regard to your concern over pricing, we would just like to say that our menu is priced accordingly with the fine dining experience that we provide our patrons. Our highest hope is to bring our guests the finest in Manuel Antonio cuisine at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Because our visit coincided with the off-season, the restaurant was closed during our stay. BUT because we had some connections and the chef dear Erik) wanted to experiment with some new recipes for the next season, our little party was invited to tasting dinners and our options were encouraged. So can't really speak to the regular set up...but all i... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your unique Karolas dining experience with the TripAdvisor community! We were so thrilled to host you and your friends for a special tasting menu. And as you said, the open air design of Karolas adds such a memorable element to dining with us. Nothing better than being able to enjoy the beauty of the tropics as... More 

Texas
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Lovely view and good food. We ate several meals here during our stay on the property. Very good fresh breakfast with omelette, eggs and pancakes freshly prepared. Very good seafood dishes. Seafood soup was excellent! Outstanding service. Enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving surf and turf.

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

Amazing! So happy to hear that every meal at Karolas was such a memorable success. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience, and of course can't wait to have you back! 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: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?