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“Great pizza and staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant El Sueno Tropical

Restaurant El Sueno Tropical
Rte 160 | 2 kilomètres à l'est du terrain de football, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
(506) 2656-0151
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Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, American, Costa Rican
Description: El Sueño Tropical has a 70 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. The restaurant receives fresh fish daily from local fisherman which means it was swimming only hours before it is served to you. Adjoining the restaurant is the Bulldog in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere.
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Description: El Sueño Tropical has a 70 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. The restaurant receives fresh fish daily from local fisherman which means it was swimming only hours before it is served to you. Adjoining the restaurant is the Bulldog in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere.
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great pizza and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had pizza at this restaurant and my kids claimed it was the best pizza they ever had. Price was great - about $70 to feed 7 of us, including beer.

The new owner also allowed his restaurant to be used so that I could give a 2 hour First Aid presentation to some local residents who wanted to take the course. He also acted as my translator.

Owner is very nice. Will definitely visit again! Setting is beautiful.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing elegant dishes on the edge of the jungle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and ate three dinners and four breakfasts here. Everything we ate was fantastic. The pastas were great, and the shrimp and rice was out of this world. A highlight was the house made ceviche. We had ceviche at several locations while on our trip to Costa Rica, but Chef Jonathon's preparation was by far the best I have ever had. Make sure and get the house made tortilla chips to go with! The breakfast is also incredible with fresh fruit and local jams to accompany bacon pancakes! Also, make sure you try the chocolate crusted key lime pudding if available. Spectacular!

The open air setting, mesmerizing noises coming from the tropical forest, and the people that work at the restaurant really added to a magical vacation.

Much love to Maria, Jose, Jonathon, Lelo, and Jimmy.... And Wilber the cat.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“You'll Want to Eat Every Meal Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This hotel/restaurant is a bit out of the way ~ so it's a surprise to find a sophisticated menu well executed. There's an outstanding selection of dishes to choose from and I thoroughly enjoyed every one I had. There's also an attention to detail here that you don't often find off the beaten path. As well as being fresh and delicious, the food is attractively presented. Of course the freshly caught fish is fabulous ~ cooked the way you prefer and served with various salsas and sides. And the pizza is amazing.
There's something to satisfy anyone on that really diverse menu.

Visited February 2014
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Cape May, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfectly secluded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been here many times for drinks and food. It has always been a pleasant experience. The setting is peaceful and secluded. The new owner was very friendly and helpful. Some people in our party asked about something that used to be on the menu and they prepared it for them. Very accommodating! Good pizza. We wish much luck to the new owner.

Visited February 2014
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Baldwin, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Delicious food and wonderful company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Found this restaurant on trip advisory. The food is wonderful made 4 trips to the restaurant. The staff is friendly and wonderful and provided great service. It is a must to try the pina colada as it is a house special :). The food is delicious had to compliment the chef every night. Everything on the menu is delicious. Joanna and Jose are wonderful. This place is a must go if you are in the area!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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