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Raphael's Terrazas

Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6310
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Opening from 11am to 10pm
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English first
Grand Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Raphael's was recommended to us by a local. So glad we went, ended up going back for dinner a second night it was so good. The service is excellent and the staff remembered us. We loved seeing their dogs Dosty and Carmelo and took several photos of them. Fond memories of... More

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Strathmore, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We are regulars at the local restaurants... The bacon wrapped tenderloin with mushroom sauce is excellent. Also the tuna sashimi is awesome. The staff were attentive & friendly as always . A wonderful view of Manuel Antonio tops off your meal.

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Superior, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a great dinner at Raphael's during our spring break trip to CR. The view was incredible, the happy hour drinks appropriately priced and the food & service was pretty good. Our 11 yr old son was in love with the restaurant dogs that hung out there (I assume the owner's dogs because their pics were prominently posted on... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a great place! Rustic and casual atmosphere with very friendly service and delicious food! The seafood is extremely fresh and the meats are tasty! This place was recommended by a local and I could see why this is where the locals eat. The love pets and have 3 resident dogs. Also, there is a great happy hour which was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

if you are in Manuel Antonio, do not miss out Raphaels. The owners are super friendly and they have a fairly wide menu. We wanted traditional CR food and they made it for us (we are vegetarian and they improvised too). The prices are nominal (you will pay 2x for an Ocean view restaurant like this in the U.S). Highly... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our guide recommended this restaurant for dinner and as it happened, we were 500 meters from our hotel to Raphael's. The view looked out over the ocean and we dined outside on the patio. When we first sat down I wasn't expecting to see so many seafood dishes. We had been told that this was a traditional Costa Rican restaurant... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

One of our most memorable experiences in Costa Rica! We happened upon Giovanni while looking for a place to stay. He recommended Cabinas Espadrille which we loved. We went back to the restaurant to thank him and boy were we in for a treat. The ambiance, service and food were outstanding! We wished we had seen the sunset from this... More

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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

During our week stay in the area we had two dinners at Raphael's. Had a group of five including three early twenty year old girls with us. We all agreed the dining experience was top-notch. Great atmosphere with an open air dining area with about 8 tables plus a patio with additional seating and music. The food was excellent (tuna... More

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Aspen, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Love it so much, we had to come back. Ceviche was fresh, grilled fish tacos were excellent, and the coconut flan was worth coming back again and again! The iguana on the roof added to the party. Raphael and his brothers have killed it!

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Alpine, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We found this place at the end of our trip and we ate here for our last 3 meals because it was that good. They make everything in front of you and it's really fresh. Their fish tacos were the best we had whike we were here and their ceviche was top notch. You also cannot miss the coconut flan,... More

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