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Pranamar Buddha Eyes

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Mediterranean, Asian, Healthy, Vegan, South American, Costa Rican
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a...
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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
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We had breakfast one morning at Pranamar. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The dishes were fresh and nicely plated - and tailored to typical Costa Rican cuisine. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and comfortable - a nice relaxing place to dine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Rita P
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I found the restaurant at Pranamar to be inconsistent. My partner and I walked in to the restaurant twice while at surf camp in Playa Hermosa, with the first time being pretty decent, but the second time being quite poor. Both times, the smoothies were AMAZING. I'd highly recommend stopping in for a smoothie if you're on a beach stroll.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had breakfast one morning at Pranamar. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The dishes were fresh and nicely plated - and tailored to typical Costa Rican cuisine. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and comfortable - a nice relaxing place to dine.

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Woodside, Ca
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

terribly run. very poor service. I hope they've worked on it. Completely disorganized. Breakfast ok but they nickel and dime you on the drinks-if you order anything but black coffee or water you have to pay extra. Lunch goes downhill and dinner is AWFUL

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

When I say simple I mean excellent quality food that does not need chef tricks to make it taste and look wonderful. Meals at Buddha Eyes are not elaborate concoctions, they are wonderful combinations where the ingredients are wholesome and fresh and the chefs use restraint and allow the food to just be delicious!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Absolutely delicious! All our meals (3 meals a day for 7 days) were excellent. The menu is excellent and serve great!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I LOVE the setting here. Pranamar is such a gorgeous place, and one of my favorite places in the world to do yoga. It is such a delicious treat to stop in here after a class and enjoy a Raga Blend or a Sunshine blend. Their smoothies and juices are amazing! The food tends to be a little hit or... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food was very good and the restaurant was airy and nicely situated nearby the pool at Pranamar. The staff was very friendly to our 2 year old. It is definitely worth a visit for dinner.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this place.. Stayed in the beautiful villa's, the employees make you feel special. Bartenders are great-- smoothies too.

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Newport Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This restaurant is excellent. We were guests at Pranamar and breakfast was included so we ate here every morning for ten days. It was great to have good, healthy food with a good variety of options. Be sure to treat yourself to the banana pancakes..they are out of this world. The smoothies were great as an afternoon snack. We only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The place visually is really nice. The food is normal not the best but acceptable. The only thing I hated was the service a poor service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Hermosa | 1 km al norte de la escuela de hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Buddha Eyes Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 2640 0852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian, Healthy, Vegan, South American, Costa Rican

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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