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Emilio's Cafe

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$$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Delicatessen, Healthy
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40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6807
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 598
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  • 220
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 11
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  • 10
    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
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Great food, service and view. we would eat here again. The musical entertainment was exceptional and included in the price of the meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jim S
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, service and view. we would eat here again. The musical entertainment was exceptional and included in the price of the meal.

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Thank Jim S
Framingham, Ma
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had my best meal in MA here. The menu is excellent, many choices -especially seafood choices, great salads, etc... I bought a bag of coffee to take home, it smelled so good. I wish we had found this before Monday since they are closed on Tuesdays, we would have been back!

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Thank meg_arita_11
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an early dinner or late lunch and thought it was really good. Had the poke tuna which plentiful and tasty as an appetizer and the jumbo shrimp with vegetables which both were fresh tasting. The place is homey and has a great view. Prices seem to be fair. Staff was very patient and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled on this place the first day we arrived. GREAT food, great service, free wifi and spectacular view

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Emilio's was our 2nd choice since our first choice was closed on a Tuesday night. The cafe is about a 10-15 min walk from our resort. It's all outdoor which there are nice decent views of the beach below. We heard howler monkeys throughout dinner. Don't hear that back home in Vegas! I got the sea bass with garlic which... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for breakfast and is was mediocre - and, we didn't even like the coffee! Not that special.

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Richmond, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for breakfast and had amazing Eggs Benedict. Friendly fast service, delicious food with an out of this world view. My wife had the Salmon Eggs Benedict and I the traditional. Great Costa Rican Coffee to boot!

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Kyrenia N.Cyprus
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for early dinner, lovely view but just wrong angle to actually see the sun set. Comprehensive menu but honestly didn't find anything that really appealed to me. We both chose fish but agreed that the simple fish fillet in lemon sauce that we'd eaten at a beach restaurant was much better. Not impressed with the accompanying dishes either. service... More 

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Thank Ann B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the freshest calamari then followed with sesame crusted tuna steak and sea bass in a lovely curry cause and ended with key lime pie all while sipping Chardonnay and listening to a great jazz quartet on a beautiful Friday night. This is my third visit to Emilio's on two separate trips and the service, food, views and... More 

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Costa Rica
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emilio's is probably the best around The baked goods are very delicious. Fresh breads daily including the ciabatta for sandwiches Macaroons and cakes looked and tasted great. There were some flourless offerings too We tried the ginger cheesecake, apple maple cake, flourless almond cookies and macaroons. All very tasty Not too sweet as may happen sometimes. Cappuccino was smooth. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, 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 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Delicatessen, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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?