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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

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  • 35
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  • 8
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    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
Stunning views and cakes

Serves really nice cakes, god lunch and coffee. God service and amazing views. Cosy place with eco- style - threes growing through the roof. Try the chocolate mousse cake .... Uhhhmmmm

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Sanne N
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Aarhus
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  • Outdoor seating
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Aarhus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Serves really nice cakes, god lunch and coffee. God service and amazing views. Cosy place with eco- style - threes growing through the roof. Try the chocolate mousse cake .... Uhhhmmmm

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I loved the desserts they have available upfront. The iced coffee was acceptable and the atmosphere was great. Amazing ocean view from the patio.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Emilio's for dinner. It's a small place and has nice views of the ocean. Service was quick and the food was tasty. Lots of fish items but the desserts were great. We had a passion fruit pie. Very light and fluffy and just enough fruit flavor. Worth a stop for lunch or dinner. A tad off the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited Manuel Antonio and the owner of the retreat we stayed at was raving about this place. We decided to give it a shot and weren't disappointed. She got the Coconut curry sea bass and I had a snook with capers. The mojitos were good too. We'd come back.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had been searching MA for a place to see live music. It seemed that quite a few places had live music but every time we went to check it out they didn't have music on that particular night. We had many recommendations to check out Emilio's so we finally did on our last night in MA. We weren't disappointed.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Starting with with the most friendly staff, the best coffee in Manuel Antonio, the food is just amazing! This year for the first time we had dinner at Emilio's.! The food was so exquisite and so tasty we could not believe...they have amazing young chefs that a high paying restaurant would love to steal....Emilio the owner is always present welcoming... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited this place multiple times, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All our meals were equally impressive, yet reasonably priced. They had a live band at one dinner with Salsa dancers and our second dinner there had a pair of Tango dancers brought in from San Jose. They were incredible!

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south america
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great food in a town where most food is honestly nothing to write home about. Red snapper in curry and red snapper in tahini were great. Fish skewers good. Desserts were incredible and huge selection, like a good cafe in a European capital. Nice view and live music some nights. Nice staff who remember what you like. Go here!

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The view was beautiful, the self made lemonade was really refreshing after a long walk in the hot sun and the lunch and dinner was good. The cakes are really excellent (Esp. the Peanutbutter-Oreo Cake:-) .

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful view, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, good coffee, AMAZING home made desserts ( huuuuge variety !!). Seriously you need to have desserts !!:) best restaurant/ coffee experience in Manuel Antonio without doubt !

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