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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
011(506)2777-0584
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Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good food

Had the special #1 half a Kabob of Shrimp and Beef with a small rack of Pork Ribs. First off they cook with real wood coals and you can see the kitchen which lends to the ambiance in a great way. There was a live band which was cool with the latin music going as we ordered and ate. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven S
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beef...wonderful, the drinks and desserts so good. I've never had a bad experience here in 15 years. I see fri ndly faces who remember you..and the food and ambiance is great. Often there is live music, or just sit and listen to the forest...easy to get to on the hill...would definitely say a must spot to eat at.

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Thank 777harleyrider
Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i had the best of my vacations at la cantina the food the people the music.. so lovely..i would love to go back to manuel antonio just to go to la cantina!!1:))))))

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Thank andino70
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service at La Cantina BBQ! I had the baby back ribs and the bbq sauce was so good. We ate on the upper deck right at the balcony banister with the treetops at eye level. There was a live band playing, and it was lots of fun! Only compliant was it was a little spendy. The bill... More 

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Thank Jason M
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the ckn kabobs and my husband the ckn nachos, they were both excellent!! Our waiter (Rolvin) was fantastic and even gave us a bit of a free Spanish lesson! Pura Vida!! We enjoyed the live music very much as well!!

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Thank Triberndt
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the special #1 half a Kabob of Shrimp and Beef with a small rack of Pork Ribs. First off they cook with real wood coals and you can see the kitchen which lends to the ambiance in a great way. There was a live band which was cool with the latin music going as we ordered and ate. The... More 

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Thank Steven S
Calgary, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the ribs...enough for two.......the salad was very nice but nothing to rave about. Would I go back??? yes...but not before I scoped out other restaurants in the area. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean!

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Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one place that we always hit while in Manuel Antonio. The real wood grill turns out some great steaks and fish. Live music is good and the staff is super friendly. I've been here at least ten times over the last 10 years. Haven't been disappointed yet.

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Thank Dan R
Montville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dinner was good- not great- not sure if really Costa Rican food. ambience very nice, as was live music playing

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Thank Ellen19542016
Chicago, IL
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had k-bobs and they were quite good. Fish was good also. Price was reasonable, and they had live music and a dance floor. We would return happily.

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Thank bobtravels13
San Francisco
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about this restaurant. Quality was good, quantity was not very good relative to price they charged.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 011(506)2777-0584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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