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Kika

International, Argentinean, South American
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Main road | North of the school, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
2640 0408
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Food

We have eaten at Kika on two occasions while staying in Santa Teresa and have found the food to be really good. The Tuna is excellent and cooked to perfection as are all the dishes on the menu and the staff are friendly. The place has a nice ambience and music some nights We have eaten at the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nestcottage
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Kika on two occasions while staying in Santa Teresa and have found the food to be really good. The Tuna is excellent and cooked to perfection as are all the dishes on the menu and the staff are friendly. The place has a nice ambience and music some nights We have eaten at the top places... More 

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Thank nestcottage
Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal with friends. Gaston, an owner/chef was working that night and the food was amazing. The outdoor setting is quite pleasant and everyone who worked there was pleasant and helpful. The other tables seemed full of happy customers as well.

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Thank DebbietheTraveler
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic setting. Candles on every table. Refined menu of fresh daily specials. Enough variety to suit just about anyone. The staff is eager and accommodating. Overall ambience is romantic and special. The sea bass is a MUST TRY.

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Thank Erron W
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Kika's is a good option, but we have found a lot of better options in the area for a really good dinner. It wasn't bad, but not great. Our service was very good and we went on a slower night. We all ordered different items and all agreed it was "just okay".

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Thank roadie18
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

It is a bar. Maybe a good music/night scene, but can't recommend eating the food or mixed drinks. Beer or wine + night life... Ambiance comes across as good but it is not a place to eat. Didn't party there, but that seems to be the special (10 PM or later).

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Thank Jessalyn R
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Menus were only written on blackboard, great idea! Service was nice and efficient. We ate fish tacos and calamari rings which were good. We also had grandmom's pork, grilled tuna with mango sauce and seabass. Amazing food! Highly recommended!

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Thank 692terhi_
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The food was excellent... make a reservation though if you can. It got busy! We were there the night of the big reggae night at the nearby night club. This was definitely the spot for the pre-party. Dinner and dancing! Like other restaurants in Santa Teresa, Kika has a nice Argentinian flare which makes for a great meal.

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Thank Rovergaard
Vaxjo, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere and really tasty food. My partner and I enjoyed a dinner which then was followed by a ska-reggae band. Well worth a visit!

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Thank theresekarlberg
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Kika was recommended to us by another guest at our Santa Teresa Hotel. We decided to try it on our final night in Santa Teresa and it was one of our best meals. One of our party did order the Grandma's Pork and shared a bite with my husband who pronounced it the best thing he has eaten, ever. High... More 

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Thank lovehawaii50
Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The place to be. Period. Awesome time. Cheap beer, amazing music, great vibes, good people. Definitely my favorite night in CR. Everyone dances together!

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Thank Briana B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main road | North of the school, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 2640 0408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?