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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
Good food and service

La Cantina BBQ offers decent food, not remarkable , not bad. Service was very good. Prices average. The decor is nice, lots of wood. Comfortable seating, live music too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
darcytdog
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

La Cantina BBQ offers decent food, not remarkable , not bad. Service was very good. Prices average. The decor is nice, lots of wood. Comfortable seating, live music too.

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Morgan, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The restaurant had a great atmosphere, good music from a live band, great service and the food was delicious. We choose to eat there three times over a week stay because we enjoyed it so much.

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Thorold, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The front desk at Verde Mar suggested this place. It was delicious! We shared the ribs and a rice dish. Food was great, like really great. Nice atmosphere with a band playing. Didn't love the band's kids running around and screaming in the lower level. It definitely made the night a little less enjoyable...but, kids will be kids!

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped in for a light meal. Over priced......shared a small plate of nachos and had two bottles of club soda and the bill $14.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had the chicken shishkabobs and chicken was dry. My son had their beef tenderloin which was very good. My husband had their shrimp Shishkabobs which he enjoyed. Our waiter could have had a bit more personality...not friendly at all and didn't check in on us once we had our food.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The ribs are really good, and the kabobs. The vegetables are yummy, and the steaks too. A lot of great dishes, and fun live music every night.

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great restaurant because it is a happy scene with live music and the service and food are great. La Cantina has very good meat and fish so if you love meat and fish like me, then you will love La Cantina. However, if you do not like meat, La Cantina is still great for you. They have... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Just had dinner here last night. Prices are average, service is OK. The live music is good but very loud so if you are looking for a calm dinner and want to hear your partner speak, this is not the place. The baby back ribs I ordered were dry and tasteless, I could barely eat them. My boyfriend's dish was... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Enjoyed the food (lots to choose from) but was too noisy with the live band. Conversation with my husband and our friends was impossible. Ask to be seated away from the main area if the band are playing

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had dinner there on our last vacation, 3 out of the 5 of us decided for the backribs which were average ( but we might be spoilt, because we eat a lot of ribs :)). Unique feature is the wood fired BBQ, nice setting, average food.

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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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