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Emilio's Cafe

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40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Calle hacia el Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6807
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 355
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view excellent coffee and treats

A bit of a hidden gem but if you have someone point out the location it's easy to find and worth getting there. Great breakfast, good lunch, excellent for coffee with or without a sweet. I did not go after dark since their jungle view is so amazing but I think they would be excellent at any time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Angelique L
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A bit of a hidden gem but if you have someone point out the location it's easy to find and worth getting there. Great breakfast, good lunch, excellent for coffee with or without a sweet. I did not go after dark since their jungle view is so amazing but I think they would be excellent at any time. Charming place... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant w a view of the ocean. Went for breakfast and they have excellent coffee and good breakfast crossaint sandwich.

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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Tiny little cafe just 100 meters after turning on road toward Biesanz beach. Very friendly staff; great service. And you must try the Poke Tuna dish. Unbelievably fresh and delicious. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here twice, and their Poke Tuna is outstanding. I had it both times. You can't beat outstanding. Fresh sushi grade raw tuna in a ginger soy sauce with diced avocados and scallions. The view and the service was great too. There was construction going on next door during our lunch, but we don't fault Emilio's for it. Dinnertime... More 

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Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The wait staff was nice but the food and menu are nothing more than average. Don't waste your time or money on the salads -- they are small and overpriced. The view one way is the ocean and beach while the view the other way is a dilapidated roof with stacked supplies on top of it. Wi-Fi was intermittent. Only... More 

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Newton, MA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We ran into a friend in Manuel Antonio park and he recommended this restaurant for dinner. We had dinner here with a large party and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at this restaurant. I highly recommend the Tuna dinner. It was probably the best tuna I had ever had. The menu prices are not cheap,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My family ate here on a recent trip to Costa Rica. We felt like the food was very good. It is also a little pricey, but that is what you get in Costa Rica. The night we ate there, they had live music and singing. It was way too loud. We could barely hear each other and the singers....well it... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this place after somebody we came across in our vacation mentioned it. It happened and - THANK YOU! It's tucked in a curve with almost no parking. It looks like nothing from the outside but I guarantee you will remember after trying it. Authentic flavors, a true feast for the palate with an equally rewarding view. Thank... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A lot of the items on the menu (breakfast) were non existant. Food in general was average. Great views of the ocean but had a better experience at a few other restuarants

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Was bragging to my guest about this great restaurant in Manuel Antonio. So on the way to Quepos airport we stopped in for lunch. Ricardo couldn't get over the view. Blue green Pacific ocean tropical islands para sailors, cool breezes, he said it reminded him of the Mediterranean. And of course the food is outstanding. Fresh baked bread and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Calle hacia el Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6807

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 50
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?