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Restaurante Alma de Santa Teresa

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International, Sushi
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200 metros norte Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
506-26401055
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful!!

The food and the cocktails were just amazing. The restaurant and newly built bar carry a great vibe out of the usual drunken type. The lounge atmosphere suited us nicely. Recommend the mojitos

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Hdrn B
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful name wasted... what a frustration when NONE of the offerings of the night are fullfilled. They do not know how to make a mojito!!! I mean, terrible ...

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Thank Percy W F
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The food and the cocktails were just amazing. The restaurant and newly built bar carry a great vibe out of the usual drunken type. The lounge atmosphere suited us nicely. Recommend the mojitos

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Thank Hdrn B
Hamilton, Bermuda
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and chef! So friendly and warm! A must try is the Peruvian ceviche! Absolutely the best, and so fresh. The Thai fish was absolutely amazing as well.

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Thank IslandBlue426
Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Dinner here was good but nothing outstanding. Nice location off the main road, and very friendly service.

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Thank Flinkster
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We started of with the ceviche and wound up there a second night just for an appetizer because it was so good. Two ceviche options to choose from, depending on what you are in the mood for. Atmosphere is a bit trendy, we were not there late but I am betting it fills up pretty quick.

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Thank HKGerould
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Sitting in the open air bar, grasshoppers singing in the evening as it quickly transcends from purple into a smooth darkness, landlord Rodrigo preparing the restaurant and bar decorations, putting out the pastel coloured lights and hooking up the portable loudspeaker to commence its’ soft calypso club beat filling the warm air. Sucking in the cold zest of the tropical... More 

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Thank Tobias W
Montreal, Quebec
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at Alma yesterday and it was fantastic. I ordered Da Pork and it was the best piece of pork I ever had (big fan of baby back pork ribs and such). The bbq sauce was excellent, even if a little more sugary than necessary, as is often the case in Costa Rica. The service was very good. Great... More 

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Thank Charles-etienne L
mal pais
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Set back off the road a bit, this place is amazing! The chef/owner obviously takes pride in his work. The flavours as well as the presentation of the food was suburb. My wife had the pineapple boat stuffed with coconut rice and topped with seafood of all kinds. I had the seared tuna wrapped in seaweed and panko crumbs served... More 

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Thank Catherine L
Dominical, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had a great all around experience at Alma. It's set back off the road a bit, and feels like a world away. The music was amazing, and the ambience was romantic. Service was fast and friendly. I'm not sure if there was a new server or if the old server has improved over the season, but we had absolutely... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great Food - the Steak was very good but the Thai Veal that my wife had was out of this world! Our third time to the restaurant over the past two years...my kids always remember what they had Try the Seafood boat as well - my son swears by it. And the music is so eclectic that i think they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 metros norte Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 506-26401055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?