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Emilio's Cafe

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$$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Sandwiches, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
A little disappointing

After all the recommendations and rave reviews we were not wowed by our meal at Emilio's. The food was decent but not amazing and the view although nice was not the only amazing view in MA. A nice restaurant but there are several 'nice' restaurants in MA.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After all the recommendations and rave reviews we were not wowed by our meal at Emilio's. The food was decent but not amazing and the view although nice was not the only amazing view in MA. A nice restaurant but there are several 'nice' restaurants in MA.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place that seemed popular. There were no air conditioning (same as in other restaurants in area) and it was very hot and humid. The food was very good; both versions of their sea bass ( with ginger or with tahini sauce) were good. We had fried calamari for appetizer and it was one of the best I ever had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a few days we were trying to save from big gourmet we were looking for healthy ideal meals. We found this place. We had salads which were excellent. Our waiter was excellent serving us very well. Also beautiful view of the rocks and sea...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Emilio's in Manuel Antonio. Beautiful view and great ambiance. This place is relaxed and cool. Not to be missed. Also have take out. Great falafels.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food here was very good and affordable. Would recommend the Seafood. Service was good and the employees are very helpful to out of towners

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on TA when we were in the area on holiday so decided to try it out. The food was good,i had the seabass in tahni sauce and it was great, so much taste, andthe service and waiter were great. i would recommend this place if you are in the area. Well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Emilio's Cafe is an exuberant restaurant down a small street off the central road into and out of Manuel Antonio. We loved the food, the atmosphere, the servers and especially the great live music. Prices were reasonable and the service quite good. If you are in the neighborhood, go!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great breakfast food! My nose led me to this place and it did not steer me wrong. All 6 of us loved the food, the view, and the atmosphere. The view of Manuel Antonio from the cafe is amazing. The service was great and very friendly.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great view, great food, price and service. More vegetarian options would improve the place, but the falafel was very tasty!

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant not only has an awesome view, like most restaurants in the area, they have the food and service to match the food! We came here for lunch and dinner. They have excellent fresh seafood, bread, pastries you name it! The staff was very attentive and bilingual English/Spanish speaking. The desserts were to die for! We are lactose intolerant,... 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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Healthy
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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