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“TRULY AN AMAZING AND ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Playa Grande
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical tree tops. It is a unique place for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening with a candle light dinner. Our Chef stands for passionate and creative cooking. Classic or modern, all is prepared with fresh, high quality products and the extra special something that makes eating at Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect. We are closed on Friday.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“TRULY AN AMAZING AND ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

When we got there the vibe was very romantic and well put together. The German owner immediately greeted us and we chose to sit close to the kitchen to watch the action.

This restaurant is a well oiled machine and the owner is suave and knows his wine and food. The menu was so interesting and fresh + it has a molecular flair to it. The German chef has managed to create amazing dishes with local products from Costa Rica.

We were served warm baguette with fresh guacamole. Then we shared a tuna ceviche + we each had an amuse-bouche of beef salad - a great touch!

For and appitizer I had the beef carpaccio and bacon wrapped shrimp and my husband had the duck soup.

For an entree I had the beef tenderloin and he literally had three lobster tails in a vanilla-mango butter sauce! YUM! This was a memorable meal and the owner made sure to come around during each serving to make sure that we were happy with the food. I was so happy and content...truly on cloud nine!

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weinheim
1 review
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

We spent some days at Playa Grande at the Hotel & Restaurant Cantarana - a place to be!!! The owners and the staff are absolutely friendly, cute and are doing a very good job. We didn't expect to eat such food at the end of nowhere (fresh fish served with a sauce of vanilla, chili and lemon...) - it was the best ever!

If you like to relax some days at a beautiful beach, eat delicious food, enjoy the perfect service and the atmosphere you gotta stay overthere! PURA VIDA :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alberta
1 review
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

To be honest when we saw the menu of this restaurant it did not appeal to us. However due to limit choices we opted to stop in and give this a try. We are so glad we did! The food was incredible and the service was amazing! The chef was extremly creative and he had us trying things I did not think I would enjoy. Thank you for making our trek into your restaurant such a memorable experience. Dana we miss your lovely personality.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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