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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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Hours:
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, 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
Good Breakfast with a View

Our family (2 adults and 10 and 8 yr old girls) at breakfast at Emilio's Cafe. Delicious coffee and food. It was a short walk from our resort and we would definitely eat their again on future trips to Manuel Antonio. The view while eating our breakfast was beautiful. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Christine R
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our family (2 adults and 10 and 8 yr old girls) at breakfast at Emilio's Cafe. Delicious coffee and food. It was a short walk from our resort and we would definitely eat their again on future trips to Manuel Antonio. The view while eating our breakfast was beautiful. Highly recommend!

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North Lawrence, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The waiter , Carlos , that we had was more than excellent. He spoke great English and performed his job with great expertise. Great food with even better deserts. reasonable pricing . Would not miss this restaurant !

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Northwest Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I came in for coffee and a snack one afternoon and I brought my husband back for supper. The view is INCREDIBLE and the food and service are excellent. Super friendly staff.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This cafe was right next to La Mariposa. The view was fantastic as were the sandwiches. I had the Italian and my husband had the turkey and cheese. The prices were reasonable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As with anything in Costa Rica.. What it looks like from the street may be dramatically different from the view on the inside. Walk in here and you have an incredible view!! Breakfast was decent- not the best we've had... And the waiters kept mixing our stuff up with the table next to us. I had the eggs Benedict with... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very good restaurant and the best food we had the whole week. Curry chicken is VERY good as was the Pepper Steak. The grilled steak, however, was VERY dry and tough. Terrible steak at any price but especially for $22

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Just ate at Emilio's for dinner. I had the sea bass & shrimp dinner special. It was amazing! My date had the curry and he enjoyed it as well. What caught my attention when I walked in was: 1) delightful smells coming out of kitchen, 2) good jazz music, 3) great view of the ocean, and 4) friendly greeting at... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just wrapped up 2 weeks in Costa Rica and of all the restaurants that I visited, Emilio's was the best! Seafood was outstanding, desserts were delicious, atmosphere was great. One of the couples from my tour group saw a sloth in a tree from their table. I guess it goes without saying that the views are amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I had a meal here looking at the glorious sunset, the view is spectacular and good food and drinks. Casual yet nice atmoshpere

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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A more local feeling in this tourist infested area. Lovely for coffee, lunch, breakfast or a drink with a view in the afternoon.

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Additional Information about Emilio's Cafe

Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2777 6807
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
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
Average Prices: USD 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Healthy

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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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