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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fanstatic fare and huge portions of tasty entrees

This place really blew me away. The portions are fanstastic and some of the best food I had in my time in Nicoya. Total had a crazy big Tuna platter that was almost too big for my friend to eat. The surf and turf could literally feed 3 hungry people. The Adobo Tacos were to die for and YES I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place really blew me away. The portions are fanstastic and some of the best food I had in my time in Nicoya. Total had a crazy big Tuna platter that was almost too big for my friend to eat. The surf and turf could literally feed 3 hungry people. The Adobo Tacos were to die for and YES I... More 

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Upon telling our server we were vegetarian, the chef made us the most delicious spread! We had veggie tacos, quesadillas and a fresh chopped salad. Every bite was so fresh and full of flavor! I highly recommend this friendly and beautiful restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This place was fantastic! The food was amazing-whether ordering off the menu or asking the chef for something specific. The staff was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was beautiful. Highly recommend!

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Houston, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is located directly on a beautiful beach. You can sit and drink Rita's (try the pineapple/jalapeño) for hours. But the food is just ok. Nothing we had was very good and it was all fairly overpriced compared to other restaurants.

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of the best options if you like Mexican food. Drinks (we drank mojito and pina colada) were very nice, but a little bit pricey compared to the nearby Banana Beach. There you can get 2 or 3 drinks (depending if there is a happy hour or not) to the price of one here. Nice place to enjoy the sunset.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

the one and only spot over Santa Teresa where you can dine just next to the waves. Stuff and service are extraordinary. The best Sword Fish skewers i have ever tried. Live music every second day and lots of unique Cocktails.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is just fine, but i get a lot of Mexican food at home at it was no better than anything here. We ate here for dinner and the lighting on the beach is a little obnoxious. if you were to have lunch here it would be much better being right on the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ate here with my wife and brother in law last night. Really delicious food (and drinks)! I had the grilled yellowfin medallions with the chipotle cream sauce, they both had tacos. While the fish was more expensive, and the tacos were amazingly delicious, the flavors I experienced were unbelievably tasty, and worth every bit of its price. It's a meal... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I just spent a week at Playa Cielo and actually had my wedding outside; catered by Habaneros. My guests, picky New Yorkers, went to the kitchen to thank and congratulate the chef for the amazing food! . It was by far the best, freshest food I have had at a wedding...and the restaurant was just amazing for the whole week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

this restaurant is one of the best in Santa Teresa !! the staff is incredible, the view is beautiful and the food is absolutely amazing! highly recommended !!

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Address: Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 44444, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2640 1106
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican, Barbecue

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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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