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Pasta Basta

Italian, International
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute place

Ate lunch just as they opened.. cook arrived late and took a few minutes to get organized. Just ordered appetizers and pizza.. beer was cold and food was good. Sat at the bar and people watched which was entertaining!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Roger N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Ate lunch just as they opened.. cook arrived late and took a few minutes to get organized. Just ordered appetizers and pizza.. beer was cold and food was good. Sat at the bar and people watched which was entertaining!

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Thank Roger N
Gibraltar
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

local food sooo much better, but not a bad option and friendly as anything as they took us in late and we are a big group

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Thank Marilinga
Ra'anana, Israel
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Looks a bit shabby, was empty twice when we got there, but the home made pasta is great! Also the pizza was pretty good

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Thank Gev_01
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very impressive! Unexpectedly Talented chef! Must try the pizza and the creme brûlée! You would think you're in a 5 star restaurant. Great place! Great food!

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Thank Tarrof
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A true gem! I'm a certified food snob and so my buddies and I went back here several times in the week we were in Santa Teresa. First, it's rare to go to a restaurant, in any city, that does several different types of cuisine so well. In addition to the local favorites (ceviche, grilled fish), this restaurant makes really... More 

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Thank AlexWorldTraveler
Norton, MA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Craving home cooking toward the end of a stay in Costa Rica brought to us Pasta Basta. It turned out to have some of the best home made pasta we've ever had. Their pasta stands up to the best of the North End of Boston. But when you consider the open air tropical surf town atmosphere and vibe and the... More 

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Thank TB-2-100
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had several meals here while in Santa Teresa. This is a great place in the center of town for seafood and pasta with nice people. Don't miss it!

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Thank TeresaJoDutt
Mar del Plata, Argentina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Generous amounts of good food for a more than reasonable price. And don't forget to order any of the many smoothies and juice mixes that are available! You can choose between tables under the roof or under the trees. Also, there is a playground for the kids to play under parents' sight. Nice place, to recommend.

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Thank Gustavo C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We've visited twice and enjoyed the food on both occasions. The pizza was really good as was the pasta dish I had. The guests we went with also enjoyed their meals. However, service was very slow, so much so I spoke to the manager who said he'd look into it but clearly resented the intrusion. That said, he sent a... More 

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Thank 001PJ
Ottawa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Service was slow.... food wasn't very good. Seemed like it was frozen food that they reheated... We were in Santa Teresa for three weeks and this was the only bad meal we had....

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International

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