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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
011(506)2777-0584
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food but too noisy right beside the band

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All day, I was yearning for beef.. This place met the demand; but it was nothing all that special. Food was quite good; setting was pleasant and the open kitchen and grill was different.. still-- in a place blows U away at every turn, this place didnt

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the food a lot. We actually went twice, both times for dinner. Interesting and different for sure.

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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had our last dinner here. Very reasonable prices for the size of our group. One of the first places we went that served the kids earlier than others which made it much easier to keep all the kids entertained as we ate.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Average food with an upscale price. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good. This restaurant is affiliated with the Costa Verde resort.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

second best steak i have ever had best was brazil good food and service drinks expensive as with all of costa rica unless you drink beer which i do not but food great no complaints

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been to La Cantina to eat and see The Jungle Boys so many times, we may just be a bit obsessive. After travelling to Costa Rica for 3 years now, we always make it a point to stay somewhere in Manuel Antonio or Dominical (or both) to see the best sunsets and The Jungle Boys! The house band... More 

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Kildeer, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Outside venue with lots of ceiling fans, pretty neat structure-three levels of seating. The food is all fire cooked and you can watch a blazing fire and cooks working all the food. Live music. Ample parking, way more than the normal restaurant in Costa Rica. The food was good and the service time from order to delivery of the food... More 

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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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