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Habaneros

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Seafood, Mexican, Barbecue
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Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 44444, Costa Rica
+506 2640 1106
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated...
Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel. Daily specials according to the catch of the day (lobster and fish are a house specialty!) Combined with a rich diverse menu, serving fresh ingredients to your table. An amazing selection of delicious, naturally flavored maragaritas, to sip while watching the incredible sunset views. Come and enjoy our food and atmosphere!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing lunch spot

We had lunch here. On the beach in the shade of the trees with a chilled vibe and music to match. Beautiful view of the stunning beach. Yes it's relatively expensive but the food is really very good. We had the croquettes and fish tacos. All delicious. Good service too. Would definitely come again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Doosage
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London, UK
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London, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here. On the beach in the shade of the trees with a chilled vibe and music to match. Beautiful view of the stunning beach. Yes it's relatively expensive but the food is really very good. We had the croquettes and fish tacos. All delicious. Good service too. Would definitely come again.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location on the beach, good service, cash only and our most expensive meal in all of Costa Rica. The Tuna appetizer was wonderful, the Lobster taco's were okay but we truly believe we got sick off their octopus, which came highly recommended by the staff. Very unfortunate and disappointing overall experience.

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roni b, Manager at Habaneros, responded to this review

Wow! We are terribly sorry to hear about your experience :( We adhere to the highest standards and to using the freshest ingredients, especially with fish and sea food! We hope to believe it wasn't our octopus... and happy to hear you enjoyed the tuna :) Thanks for coming, thanks for sharing and we hope we get to correct your... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is well situated by the beach and the staff is friendly. We tried the tacos as recommended by the waiter. It was ok but really did not taste of much... Having a Mexican meal, the beer should hardly be the one to have the most taste. We will not be returning.

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roni b, Manager at Habaneros, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food at Habanero, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner. Through our customers feedback, we continue to improve our food and service. We urge you to write us an email with more details, so we can improve based on your comments! Our email is playacielocr@gmail.com Thank... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is by far the best atmosphere for any restaurant that we have tried. It's right on the beach, next to the waves. No ceiling out on the beach but covered by huge palm trees light by lights. My husband loves the curry fish dish and I enjoyed the ceviche and veggie burrito. We have been there at least 3... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Excellent food, pleasant staff, fair prices, nice ambiance and right on the beach! Had a great late night dinner and def give the lobster tacos a try!

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Wells
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We sat on the beach and enjoyed several appetizers and margaritas in the early evening. Our waitress was exceptionally friendly and helpful, the service quick, the food very good. There was live entertainment provided by a singer. Although we were there after sunset, there were many lunge chairs and tables set up along the beach for viewing that spectacle while... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Prepare to share your table's surroundings with the friendly dogs and sand. Yes, these are tables in the sand. The food is "imitation Mexican," but certainly enjoyable. Service is easy going and friendly. No breezes the night we went so very hot.

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Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I spent five nights in Santa Teresa - we stayed at Florblanca, where we ate for two nights (amazing, by the way, so be sure to check out that review), and we ventured into town to three different restaurants for the other three nights, as well as a local spot for lunch one day. Habaneros was by... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a sundowner at their beach installation and therafter moved on to our dinner table right at the beach front. Very spectacular and pleasant. I recommend their margerita with ginger. There's fresh seafood as well as typical Mexiacan dishes. All very tasty. What didn't work: they messed up our reservation. BUT recompensated us with a pitcher of margerita, which... More 

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Montreal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant faces the ocean and is the perfect place for end of day drinks. The grilled octopus was amazing. Lots of choice on the menu to suit everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 44444, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 1106

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican, Barbecue

Description

Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel. Daily specials according to the catch of the day (lobster and fish are a house specialty!) Combined with a rich diverse menu, serving fresh ingredients to your table. An amazing selection of delicious, naturally flavored maragaritas, to sip while watching the incredible sunset views. Come and enjoy our food and atmosphere!

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