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Pranamar Buddha Eyes

Playa Hermosa | 1 km al norte de la escuela de hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Buddha Eyes Restaurant)
2640 0852
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Ranked #17 of 56 restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean, Vegan, Costa Rican, Healthy
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a serene lagoon pool while enjoying delicious, lovingly prepared food …welcome to Pranamar’s restaurant. A dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. Our restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices. Pranamar’s restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities. The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a serene lagoon pool while enjoying delicious, lovingly prepared food …welcome to Pranamar’s restaurant. A dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. Our restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices. Pranamar’s restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities. The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Loved the smoothies and fresh juices after Nancy's yoga classes. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here on multiple occasions and always thought everything was delicious and service was very personal and friendly.

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Jericho, Vermont, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have eaten at Buddha Eyes many times, both when on retreat at Pranamar Villas-when the meals were served buffet, family-style - and also as guests not on retreat, eating from the menu. The chefs and staff never fail to impress - food is fresh, delicious, excellent in every way. The bar and waitstaff are friendly and helpful, service excellent.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The salads were amazing. Fresh juices. Dinner was great. Lots of vegan options. High quality, gourmet food. Really a treat! Kids loved it too!

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Tambor, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Disclaimer. I have food allergies (soy and seafood). So it can be difficult to find places to accommodate these things. I had heard mixed reviews, some grim and others blown away, so decided to investigate. The menu was heavy (almost exclusively soy & seafood, and when I explained this, they very kindly offered to create a chicken dish for me.... More

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London, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel we stayed at recommended this restaurant and we were excited to try it because it was one of two restaurants within walking distance of our accommodations. We were the only couple in the dining room and they sat another single woman directly beside us. Awkward! I guess it was more convenient for the waitress to seat and serve... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Love the setting. Love the Raga Blend. Great fish tacos. My kids love that they have chicken fingers. Good clean food and a relaxing setting.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was staying at Shaka Beach Retreat about half a mile down the road and visited this restaurant for drinks on two occasions. Once, I had the Passion Fruit drink and it was made of real passion fruit and was hands down, one of the best drinks I ever had. A second night, I had two bloody marys. Again, best... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing place on the edge of a garden pool. Some of the friendliest people work there too. Great food and Great vibes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place is so nice. Very lovely décor and water is complimentary. The food was very good and the portions were huge! Only 4 stars because the wait staff seemed to forget about us even though there was only one other table.

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Babylon, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The best part about this place is the grounds. They are beautiful. The food was just ok - we ordered the shrimp appetizer which came with exactly one shrimp - no big deal but then I got the beef dish - it was so tough i literally couldn't chew it. I think they may have forgotten about it. I am... More

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