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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
506 2690 1234
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A romantic open air restaurant in modern resort

We had dinner at Ostra on Valentines Day so enjoyed a prix fix menu and live music from a local guitarist. The restaurant is beautifully designed with flowing white drapes adding privacy, tables outside set in rock formations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Recommended for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The service and restaurant itself were really great. The food was just ok and the portions are small for what you paid. The ceviche was great as you can design your own. Other than that, have had better meals at that price point.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My husband and I dined here on the last night of our stay. The service was excellent, but the food overall was just average. My main course was prawns 2 ways. One of the ways resulted in a shrimp that was was flaccid,flavorless and tough. They were served with a large mound of fairly tasteless rice. My husbands steak was... More 

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Medina, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had dinner at Ostra on Valentines Day so enjoyed a prix fix menu and live music from a local guitarist. The restaurant is beautifully designed with flowing white drapes adding privacy, tables outside set in rock formations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Recommended for a romantic evening

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New York
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

4 Adults and 2 Kids. Food was good. Nice concept with ceviche bar. Had lobster linguine. Would have liked a little more linguine. Good amount of lobster! They try hard - but service is off. They could use better management - have the manager from the Tapas restaurant also at the Andaz whip the staff into shape!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent service. Local fare. Love the Andaz. What can I say? You won't be disappointed. We don't want to leave

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The service here was excellent, even though we were initially seated outside given where we were seated and the weather - it was insect central. We asked to be moved inside and they were happy to comply. The sea bass and vegan ceviche were spectacular - they are what the restaurant is known for and even the vegan ceviche was... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a fantastic menu for a restaurant at a hotel. Broad variety, very inventive menu, tastes combined beautifully. We had two different ceviches which were each amazing. My husband thought the beef with pasta was the best dish he had ever eaten. Service was flawless, setting incredibly romantic. Not cheap but well worth it.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This stunning restaurant at the Andaz hotel had some of the best food we've ever had in Central America. Varied ceviche bar, original drinks, creative cuisine with a local flair. Delicious and not much more expensive than the other restaurants onsite, and with a magnificent view and warm service. Perfecto!

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Waco, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate at Ostra two separate nights during our stay. Ostra is the most upscale of the three restaurants at Andaz resort. Ceviche was great. each of our entrees were great. We had seafood and pasta dishes. Service was outstanding. Our waiter Alberto was very accomodating, his recommendations on wine and food were top notch. Alberto remembered our preferences on... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was a georgeous restaurant and the priciest at the resort. Well worth every dime. Make sure to try a ceviche. They are delicious. Great for a romantic evening.

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Address: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2690 1234
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo
  • Phone Number: 506 2690 1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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