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

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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
Great Food, cool place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Thorold, Canada
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Morgan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Shrimp stuffed rib eye steak was absolutely the best steak I've ever been served. Perfectly prepared, thick and scrumptious. My dinner mate's BBQ ribs were disappointing in comparison. Prices a bit high, but would gladly pay if steak were this good every time.

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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

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