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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our best meal. Definitely worth the walk!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Hamilton, Bermuda
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 reviews
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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mal pais
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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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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The restaurant sits back off the road, so it's nice there is no dust while you eat. I had Thai fish dish, the sauce was amazing. My husband ordered 'Da Pork' which was fantastic, nice and crunchy layer around the outside of the pork but juicy and flavorful. The sushi our friends ordered was excellent. There is a new bar... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a lovely place that is trying hard, but just not very good. The ceviche was simply bad - didn't use the right kind of fish. The entrees were under-seasoned. I think they have potential and heart, and I hope they make some improvements. There are so many wonderful places to eat in Santa Teresa, unless they improve I... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante Alma de Santa Teresa

Address: 200 metros norte Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-26401055
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: International, Sushi

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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: Special occasions, Romantic

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