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Restaurante Alma de Santa Teresa

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200 metros norte Hostal Brunela, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
506-26401055
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
The place to get great ceviche

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
HKGerould
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Basking Ridge
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Agree with other reviews regarding service. It was very slow. Food was good when it finally cam out although we had to send one dish back to get warmed up. It had probably sat out too long. I enjoyed my food but service was slow and the place was not inexpensive.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family visited Alma the last night of our wonderful vacation in Santa Theresa. Because we were a larger party (3 adults and 3 children) we had come to expect longer wait times for food/drinks given that it was the busiest week of the year in town. However, what we experienced here was really disappointing. First, the positives: located a... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?