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Las Tapas de Manuel

Plaza Itscazu / Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 288-5700
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Ranked #49 of 89 restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wooster, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Excellent service, very little English or even an English menus but don't let that stop you. Food is fresh and arrives at your table quickly. If you can't choose what you want, tell the waiter with your broken Spanish that you want to spend around xx dollars and let him bring you several dishes, wine of course is extra, went... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Some of the dishes looked like right out of a can, poor quality of the food and pricy. Good live music but there are many other good places to go...FORGET ABOUT THIS ONE!!! It's really bad!

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san jose, costa rica
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

With an enormous selection of tapas, the only challenge is deciding what you want. Perfectly seasoned small dishes of fantastic food. Well executed dishes coupled with great personalized service. The staff know the menu and can help to avoid dishes that may clash as you build what I think is a unique experience in dining here in the San Jose... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The food is really good. Try to go on Flamenco nights. It is a great show next to your table. Fully recomended!

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Denver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Nice restaurant, but $70 for two seemed a bit expensive. The shrimp bisque was very nice, but the tortilla and other dishes were average. Our waiter was friendly without being overbearing, and the ambience was excellent.

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Moravia, San Jose
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is a good restaurant. Food and service are good. They have Flamenco Shows some days, so that is good to know.

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Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Its price for the "tapas". If you are really hungry i dont recomend it. Its more for a nice sangria, and some tapas. tapas are like entrees for diferent dishes, they are good, but for a guy I think its not enought

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This place is OK for a quick lunch given the location. But like most "Tapas" the food is deep fried or microwaved and there's not much effort to disguise that fact, especially when many of the stews have flour based sauces. A blast in the microwave results in a gloopier version. It's probably little pricey of the very average output... More

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San Jose
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The ambiance is not terrible if you sit outside, the inside is sort of suffocating and they have wild tap dancing on stage from time to time that will make you feel like you're eating in a war zone. The food is alright but I've had better tapas including here in Costa Rica. Total bill for 8 tapas (3-4 people... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Not great, but not bad either. Had dinner with a party of 10 and everyone seemed to enjoy their dinner. I did not have the Sangria, but most of the people in our party did and they said it was quite good. My favorite tapa was the patatas bravas, which is about as simple a tapa as you can get.... More

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