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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 54 restaurants in Santa Teresa
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If this beautiful restaurant was located in a city in the US or Europe they would be on the news. The story goes that the chef enters the kitchen at 7am (there's no lunch) to prepare the food, sauces and pastas all day. Try the tuna tar-tar - rediculously good. The pasta is perfect, too. If you're in the area,... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lasagne was the best! Homemade pasta and great inventive cocktails. Atmosphere really nice. Wooden tables made from tree trunks and kitschy lights. Service great. Waitress told us about each item and when asked gave us her recommendations. For fresh and gourmet in laid back environment try Al Chile Viola. We will be back next year I hope.

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Miami
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place is amazing! We ate there 3 times trying different dishes and cocktails. The flavors, quality of ingredients and ambiance make Al Chile Viola one of the best restaurants I've been to. Period.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed in Mal Pais, and this is a ways into Santa Teresa, but it was worth the drive! I had tuna and my husband had Mahi Mahi. Huge portions and cooked perfectly! It was delicious and such a great environment as well.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great and creative cocktails, fried calamari was wonderful. Hand picked wines paired well with a delicious tuna entrée as well as marlin. Owners Luce and Emiliano could not have been more gracious and we very much enjoyed chatting with them; they made us feel like old friends. Baffled by any negative reviews of this place---it was our favourite in Santa... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food is absolutely perfect, from appetizer to dessert: creative, beautiful, delicious. The place is charming and the people... make you feel as family. It is not just the best in Santa Teresa, would be one of the best anywhere.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is the best dinners we had in all of Santa Teresa. The owners and staff are great and friendly. We ate here 3 times in 11 days and it was always perfect. The lasagna and beef dinners we awesome, the fish was great and our friends had the Bulls balls and loved them. All the drinks are good and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The homemade pasta was fabulous along with the octopus appetizer. The restaurant is smaller and just off the road but close to our hotel and the food and drink was great and well-priced. The owners/chef are very welcoming. Go there!

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

This was our second time for dinner (once in 2013) at al chile viola and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time! We had to wait a few minutes for a table but the bartender poured us a couple of beers in a fabulous glass and we were happy to hang out and wait. We didn't have... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Food was tasty, we had the bull balls ravioli and the pork baby back ribs, they were both very tasty. We spent 5 days in santa Teresa and this was my second favorite place for dinner. Service was decent, typical Costa Rica service, friendly and accommodating.

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