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Las Tapas de Manuel

Spanish, Tapas
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Plaza Itscazu / Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 288-5700
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I know tapas are expensive but ...

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2012
NedLaru
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Denver
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 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.

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Wooster, Ohio, United States
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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41 reviews
31 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 

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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!

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Denver
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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.

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Moravia, San Jose
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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

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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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San Jose
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 am
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?