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Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Dont be fooled by the peaceful outdoor patio. At first glance, the restaurant seems like a casual relaxed hotel restaurant but the food was the best we had in Costa Rica. I recommend the tuna and steak equally! To die for! The intimacy of the space makes for a wonderful date or girls night out like we had. A perfect... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant. The setting is beautiful and quaint. The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating, particularly considering the dietary restrictions of some in my group. My father wanted a plain, unseasoned piece of tuna on the grill, and the chef even came out to show him the piece of fish that he had selected for him! The... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were staying at Villas Nicolas and it was so nice to have this small, cozy restaurant right downstairs. Fresh ingredients, careful preparation and a quiet spot away from the bustle of Manuel Antonio. Excellent fish dishes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I come back to the Manuel Antonio almost every year and this restaurant is the one spot I look forward to eating at. Chef Pato's skill in the kitchen is undeniable and it is so pleasant to dine in such a beautiful setting. The staff are warm and yet professional. Pato's fresh salsas for the fish dishes are to die... More 

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Central New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Read rave reviews about Villas Nicholas here on TA and was glad that this was an option within walking distance of our hotel (La Mariposa). We weren't disappointed! The setting was quaint and quiet and romantic (we visited during the green season, we practically had the place to ourselves). The food was well priced, freshly prepared, pleasing to eye -... More 

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Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I love food. Villas Nicholas has the BEST dinner you will ever have in the Manuel Antonio area. This place is so secluded, that you wouldn't know it was even there. But it is surely worth the stop! The service is amazing and the food is even better. Very nice for a date night or the entire... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed in Manuel Antonio for a week and this was one of only two restaurants where we ate more than once. I am not sure why it doesn't seem to be as well known as many of the other area restaurants, because we liked it better than anywhere else we ate. We had the same waitress both times and... More 

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san francisco, ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a small place, rather obscure, but the food is SPOT ON DEEEEELICIOUS!!! This place was recommended to us by a local. I had the Surf & Surf......YUMMMMMO!!!!!!!! The fresh seafood was so flavorful. I could easily eat here for every dinner! Oh and the drinks are excellent as well (one of the best caipirinhas I've ever had). DO... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We chose this place purely based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, and I don't really get where the excellent reviews were coming from, we both felt the food was maybe a little above average, certainly nothing to rave about. The atmosphere is nice, lots of greenery around and an intimate setting with about 6 tables or so (the restaurant is... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We all loved this restaurant! A group of 8 with 4 teenagers...the waiter was great! We enjoyed the cocktails, appetizers and delicious dinner in an intimate setting surrounded by lush plants. Dessert should not be missed. Thanks to the chef for accommodating severe food allergies, it was really appreciated! This was a truly enjoyable last supper in Costa Rica!

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Address: Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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