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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
011(506)2777-0584
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely setting, good food, ok service

The food was ok, I had pasta with shrimps and my partner had ribs, the service was just ok very average, but best of all was watching the squirrel monkeys on the roof and in the trees outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When you drive by, you are struck by the flames jumping from the wood burning grill. A steakhouse with wood grilled steak. What could be better? Answer? Just about anything. A steak cooked on a flaming hot wood grill should be seared on the outside. These aren't. It is as if the flame is for show, but the steaks are... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was ok, I had pasta with shrimps and my partner had ribs, the service was just ok very average, but best of all was watching the squirrel monkeys on the roof and in the trees outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Mixed grill a little pricey, but tasted good. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the live band were really entertaining. Service was fine

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On our last night in the Manuel Antonio area, my wife was ready for steak. We looked at a couple of restaurants that could satisfy our craving. Driving, a big fire announced we had arrived. In effect ordered the Lomito or Filet and really had a treat! Recommended fully.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Came here for dinner with my boyfriend the first night we checked in our hotel, Costa Verde close by. Love the outdoor canopy- very costa rican. Service is ok, a bit on the slow side so could be better. Lots of cocktails and big menu to choose from. I had a Flor de Cana cocktail. Ceviche to start and mahi... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We Stayed in MA for 5 nights and this was our favorite place- live music, amazing sea food and great vibe! The kids loved it too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food is was good but the atmosphere is great. They had a band and if you sit downstairs you can see them grill everything. I didn't get the lobster but if I went back that would be what I would order. After I ordered I saw it come out and it was huge and looked great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While my brother said his chicken was the best meal he had in CR, I thought my mahi mahi was just okay. I'm not a huge fan of mahi mahi to begin with, so maybe I'm not a great judge of how good my meal was. Service was great until the end when we had trouble getting the waiter's attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had dinner at La Cantina after reading mixed reviews for La Avion and El Wagon, two other theme-like restaurants in the same vicinity. The meats and fish in the glass refrigerated case looked fresh and appetizing and the live music was the clincher, so we committed and sat down. We settled on the grilled tuna which came with a... More 

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El Jobo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Interesting restaurant. It is part of several restaurants that are located along the road in netweeb Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Great food, place was packed, OK prices. Really recommended.

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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: Mexican, Barbecue

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