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“Awesome owners, great location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe El Manglar - CLOSED

Cafe El Manglar
2-3 Blocks North of Town Center, Brasilito, Costa Rica
2654-6070
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awesome owners, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We love Cafe El Manglar. We live here year round and know how difficult it can be to find good service, good food and reasonable prices. We found all that at this lovely, little spot---plus an ocean view!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great spot in Brasilito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I are glad we found this restaurant in Brasilito. The food and service was excellent. We brought our fresh fish in one night and they prepared for us, WOW it was out of this world. I would highly recommend. Jorge and Victor do a great job and make you fell welcome and can answer any questions you may have of the area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zürich, Schweiz
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“laid back café with sunset view at the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We discouvered this place looking for a nice place to have coffee close to the beach. It is luckily off the main area of Brasilito but within 3 min walking distance. It is very spaceous and open, with lots of plants. The owner Jorge made us feel welcome instantely. the coffee is just great, so is the food.
A perfect place to chill out a bit ...

Visited September 2012
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Columbia, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Brasilito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

After reading about this restaraunt on Tripadvisor, we knew we had to go. After eating there, it exceeded even our high expectations. Friendly service, wonderful view of the ocean, and some of the best food we have had in Costa Rica. Our only regret is that we did not find it sooner so we could go back.

I had the vegetarian comidas and my wife had the steak. Both were excellent. There are also a large selection of seafood dishes and daily specials. We also cooled off with delicious smoothies.

It may be difficult to get to, but it is worth a long walk down the beach.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DeLand, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“DITTO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I will simply add that Cafe DEL Manglar was the highlight of my 3 months in costa rica and i look forward to returning to Jorge and Victor's magnificent oasis.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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