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Las Tapas de Manuel

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Plaza Itscazu / Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 288-5700
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Mon 10:00 am - 8:30 am
Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
  • 5
    Very good
  • 13
  • 3
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Accidental Tourist

We found this while looking to see what was at the end of the plaza. The waiter took some time to talk with us, explain the menu and make a recommendation. The food was very good and the service was outstanding

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Monroe, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Monroe, North Carolina
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We found this while looking to see what was at the end of the plaza. The waiter took some time to talk with us, explain the menu and make a recommendation. The food was very good and the service was outstanding

Thank UCanTrustMe1953
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went long time ago. Restaurant is very expensive. Service was nice, food average to bad and they offer a show that was far from being a Spanish flamenco show.I won't visit them again.

Thank george01752
Wooster, Ohio, United States
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank MichaelP279
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!

Thank Bianka B
san jose, costa rica
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank Matthew M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank Chiara_Hol
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Thank NedLaru
Moravia, San Jose
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank Evesol
Costa Rica
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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

Thank LauraCostaRica
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Itscazu / Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 288-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 am
10:00 am - 8:30 am
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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