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Picante Restaurant and Bar

at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
506 2670 0129
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Sitting by the pool,overlooking the ocean... Leave your troubles at home. The resort community restaurant has the perfect setting. Service was superb. Loved the Batten Verde, a blended mojita, yummy! Fish tacos were terrific! I stayed at the resort for four days and ate there three times, two afternoon snacks by the pool and one dinner. Not open for breakfast.

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Guanacaste
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the restaurant was awesome the food is good ocean view pool everthing is incredibly. good place to go on a weekend whit your family i recommend you guys to try it out.

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Temecula, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Picante has really raised the bar! Delicious food, great cocktails and excellent service! We enjoyed many delicious dishes at Picante, but the Casado and the Tuna were outstanding (be sure to order it medium rare). Thank you to Cesar and his staff for making our all our dining experiences at Picante so deliciously fun!

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upton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived at Picante after they closed but server checked with cook and decided to stay open. Glad they did as food and service were excellent. I had the sea bass which was fantastic. The view was great. Could only imagine view during day/ sunset as we went after sunset. Wife and kids enjoyed meals too as did friends we... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great food and the bar staff was really nice. Great view of the beach and you can get your food poolside.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Caesar you rock! thank you for such excellent service! We enjoyed our stay at Bahia Pez Vela. Typical day hanging out pool after our daily outting for coctails and a swim. We were able to stay for dinner two evenings. Ice cold Imperial's, pina colada's, wahito's (mojito margarita). The food and preparation are upscale. Delicious ceviche, Mahi, Lobster. I will... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We did not stay at the resort but went here te see the beach. Ended up staying there the whole day enjoying the beach, the pool and the drinks and a delicious lunch :)

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Washington, D.C.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had an opportunity to try Picante again after a two year absence. They've expanded the menu and it is even better. It reflects a good mix of Costa Rican but also global cuisine. The service was great and, as always, you can't beat the outdoor ocean view setting. The Thai Curry was particularly great as are their creative salads.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

what a joy to discover how fabulous this restaurant was. Cesar is absolutely the best bartender / waiter we have seen in ages. So friendly and helpful. Food was incredible. Creative dishes with lively taste.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We really enjoyed the salads and the offerings from the bar. The service was also very good: polite and attentive.

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