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Sabor Espanol

Playa Uvita - Beachfront | Next to Cabinas Esmo, near Flutterby House, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
+506 8768 9160
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Ranked #2 of 23 restaurants in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Spanish restaurant. Specializing in Paellas, Sangria, Meats and Seafood dishes. Open for lunch and dinner: 12 pm - 3 pm and 6 pm - 9.30 Pm. Monday closed. GPS: N 09°09.099' W 83°44.098'
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Spanish restaurant. Specializing in Paellas, Sangria, Meats and Seafood dishes. Open for lunch and dinner: 12 pm - 3 pm and 6 pm - 9.30 Pm. Monday closed. GPS: N 09°09.099' W 83°44.098'
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English first
Golden, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As others have mentioned, this is a neat little spot tucked away in a trees a few hundred yards from the beach. We arrived just as they were opening and welcomed us warmly. About 20 minutes into our evening, the power went out. A few emergency lights came on and after awhile, they lit several candles and placed them around... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The tortilla espanola here is not to be missed. The food is completely excellent. We didn't try the paella but others at our resort did and said it was wonderful. We had lots of their different tapas dishes (we came here twice on our trip) and all of them were pretty large in size and really, really good. My two... More

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner with another couple we met from our hotel. The atmosphere is romantic and very peaceful! The chef came out and took our orders - I had the chicken skewers with bananas wrapped in bacon! So good!! Their patatas bravas and sangria are amazing! While we were waiting for our cab the chef... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First of all, the portions here are just huge, but still do not outpace the quality of the food. The calamari was impressive (3 entire squids) and delicious and the paella de mariscos (seafood paella) is simply not to be missed. Eric, the chef, is from Ibiza and is one of the friendliest and most engaging cooks we encountered during... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I had lunch today at Sabor Espanol. Look for Flutterby House and then just stay straight toward beach access. Turn left at sign and approx 400 m down path. You won't be disappointed. I had the lovely Sangria and we shared an avocado, tuna, shrimp appetizer then shared seafood paella. What a feast! Everything was perfectly prepared... More

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dined there last night and was pleasantly surprised! A little hard to find in the dark & rain, but it was worth the trip because the food was outstanding and service amazing! We had the seafood paella which takes about 40 minutes to prepare, and snacked on grilled octopus and stuffed avocados with Sangria and fruit drinks to start. I... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was recommended that we try this place while we were staying at the Flutterby House. It's one of the staff's favorite restaurants, which is lucky, because it's only a five-minute walk from the hostel, and a minute (literally) from the beach. The place is small, and is owned and run by a lovely Spanish couple from Ibiza. The husband,... More

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I were married in Costa Rica and we wanted to find a nice, quiet and not crowded yet tasty restaurant. Our hotel recommended us to Sabor Espanol and we were so glad they did. My husband and I were delighted when we found the place. It was hidden and if you feel like you are lost when... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times and the food is consistently delicious. Montse is the charming front-of-house but chef Heri always makes a point of coming out of the kitchen to greet his guests and make sure everything is to their liking. The paella is an event but we've also enjoyed many other things on the menu. Sabor Español has... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My friends and I happened upon this restaurant after a morning at the beach. We were surprised to find such good food on a back road in the middle of nowhere. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. I am a sangria snob and theirs hit the spot , refreshing ,and exactly the way sangria should be. The portions were on the... More

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