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La Cubanita

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50 metros al norte del AyA, Quepos, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2750
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: One of the best places in Quepos downtown to have a fantastic meal, the...
One of the best places in Quepos downtown to have a fantastic meal, the best food and also the best prices
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
big surprise, small kitchen!

this place is very non-assuming, and you might wonder why everyone loves it! it's the food! it's authentic, fresh and awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Diane P
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Scarsdale, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Scarsdale, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

this place is very non-assuming, and you might wonder why everyone loves it! it's the food! it's authentic, fresh and awesome!

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Corona del Mar, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Perhaps we went on an off day or didn't order the correct items, because I'm confused by the glowing reviews. The restaurant was dirty and unkempt (and I've eaten at tons of hole in the wall joints), not to mention the bathroom situation. My friends ordered the chicken quesadillas, arroz (rice), and frijoles (beans). I ordered the arroz con mariscos... More 

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Monticello, IL
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a little four table place on the edge of the downtown. The young lady serving us ( I would assume a family member) was very nice. We had a nice casado with fish. The highpoint was the guacamole. It was the best I ever had. It came with fried plantain chips that were also great.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you are looking for local seafood in Quepos and the Manuel Antonio area, this is the place to go. The prices are very reasonable, and the couple that runs the place are very friendly. I really liked the seafood soup and the seafood with rice. I will continue going to this local restaurant. I have not found any other... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

On first glance, this place doesn't even really look like a restaurant, and it's on a pretty deserted street, but looks can be deceiving. We had great, generously sized meals in delicious sauces, with accompaniments of our choice. I recommend 'coco loco' - king prawns breaded with coconut. We have been to several towns in Costa Rica over the last... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Just went to la Cubanita in Quepos with my large family with teens and young kids. They welcomed the 9 of us with attentive service. We had a variety of casados, fajitas, and shrimp and chips. All food is prepared fresh, so don't expect a 10 minute meal. The owner and his wife showed up to help the nice señorita... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Jonathan knows everything there is to know about Quepos. He is your go to guy for questions. He makes a great breakfast, which is what we mostly ate there. Everything we ate was wonderful. All meals are made from scratch, including the Eggs Benedict. If the three stools in the front are filled, there is a room in the back.... More 

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is my second time at La Cubanita. I'd heard from several locals that it was very good. I went with my husband and another couple and we all ordered the Eggs Benedict, which was delicious and prepared fresh. The Hollandaise Sauce had just the right degree of lemony flavor with a slight spicy kick to it. All four of... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This little hole in the wall gave us so much false hope when we saw the good reviews because we thought we were going to get a good priced, less touristic dinner in the Manuel Antonio area. However, we very quickly realized that a good meal was far from what we'd get. The only reason that the appetizer had any... More 

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orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I found this little place in back of town. Best breakfast in town. Prices are so great we are goingback for dinner. Jonathan the owner makes the best breakfast potatoes. Yum! Cant wait to go back for dinner.

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Additional Information about La Cubanita

Address: 50 metros al norte del AyA, Quepos, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2777 2750
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 to 20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 metros al norte del AyA, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

One of the best places in Quepos downtown to have a fantastic meal, the best food and also the best prices
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?