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Restaurante Alma de Santa Teresa

200 metros norte Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
506-26401055
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Ranked #8 of 55 restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited for dinner on a steamy April night and it was amazing. Food was excellent, especially the fresh local fish and seafood. The waitress made an effort to give us the fish monger's number so we could get our own fresh catch of the day. Ceviche was exceptional, fresh, properly spiced with a hint of local fruit. They even made... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We love the laid back atmosphere of Costa Rica, but we waited over 2 hours from when we ordered to actually get our food, which is just unacceptable. There are only about 10 tables in the restaurant and had we known the wait for our food was going to be so long, we would have gotten appetizers or something but... More

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ROdrigoVera1, Owner at Restaurante Alma de Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Receive our more honest apologize, but this day arrive 15 people for a surf academy and next of they, a lot of people at the same time, you are in the end of the line in our kitchen and yes we recognize the delay, (Not two hours) , but the service this specific day don`t be good for everybody, We... More

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant is a hidden jewel up a hilly hill, built all in wood with beautiful natural suroundings, the food thou tops it's all with it's fresh fish to fresh herbs and spices. If your looking for some real goooood food you've found it at Alma. Almost forgot try a Mojito while your there, so goooood

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

the special Alma cevince we had here at Alma. The portion was HUGE and was so tasty we squabbled over the last mouthful. We also had the jump shrip (excellent) and a tasta pad thai which had delicate flavous which were slightly ecliped by the Red Mahi Mahi curry we had. Wonderful spot. Tip: order the grande pisco sours!

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Eastern Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

After discovering Alma on our trip in April 2013 we were looking forward to visiting again. Thankfully the food did not disappoint and we returned two nights out if the past three! The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere and is located off the main roadway so it quiet. The food is prepared with care by the owners themselves. We... More

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alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went twice during our stay and enjoyed every meal we had. Fresh Mahi Mahi with a pineapple curry, tasty ceviche rolls, wrapped in tuna and avocado along with amazing Tuna Tataki. This is a must go and their Moscow Mules are delicious….

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience in Alma. The food was exquisite and generous and the place is perfectly designed. The latter, plus a nice conversation with the owner, made it a perfect night for us.

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We are a Swedish couple who have spent 1 months in Santa Teresa. Alma is on our top 3 list of places to eat. We have only had the fish dishes, but they are grat and has a little twist when you are a bit tired of regular spicy Tunas and Mahi. Great service, cosy and definately worth a try.... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I went to Alma two nights ago with my husband and we were happily surprised. We had a delicious unagi roll to share as an appetizer, my husband had the shrimp pad thai as the main course and I had the catch of the day in a curry sauce with sauteed vegetables on the side. The size of the pad... More

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We ate dinner and lunch at Alma's and if we had more time in Santa Teresa we would have gone back again. The owners/chefs are amazing, the food was incredible and the cozy restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. We highly recommend Alma's!!

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