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“Must try in Manuel Antonio” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

El Mirador Bar & Restaurant
Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: International, Vegetarian, Costa Rican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Mirador Restaurant is located near Arenas del Mar's reception area and pool, overlooking Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. El Mirador—which means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating. Along with breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets, our restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh, local ingredients. Start your day with our complimentary breakfast: fresh fruits, homemade granola, warm muffins and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, Costa Rican coffee. Our dinner menu includes highlights such as locally caught fish and other delicacies at this authentic full-service Costa Rican restaurant.
New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Must try in Manuel Antonio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent menu, top notch service, and gorgeous views of the beaches of Manuel Antonio. My family and I just stayed at Arenas del Mar resort. Usually we like to explore restaurants outside of the hotel, but Mirador was fantastic and we were glad to have the added convenience. The hotel's restaurant at the beach is also excellent for lunch - great menu. The day we left the hotel, Mirador was having a weekly special sushi night. We were so sad to miss it and it was almost reason for us to extend our trip by one day! We will definitely go back to Arenas del Mar and Mirador. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, you should definitely have at least one meal at Mirador. It's fantastic!

Visited March 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food atmosphere view service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

One of the tops in Manuel Antonio. 5 stars gets used too often in tourist towns but this place comes close. Great atmosphere, elegant setting, great views. Highly recommended though very expensive. The hotel is excellent, also very expensive, and the restaurant won't let you down.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great food atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Top notch five star hotel place. Very very very expensive, to be expected in one of the most expensive hotels in CR. Food was very good, service too, atmosphere also. Avoid the steak as in 99% of eateries in CR unless they can guarantee it is imported--they can't. CR cattle is grass fed on the open range, not corn fed, so it is tuff and stringy. Fish was excellent here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tulsa, Ok
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Ate here often during our trip. Fantastic selection, wonderful food, and service that is second to none. Dinners were upscale, delicious and reasonably priced. Sunsets and the wildlife make you wonder if you died and gone to heaven. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Bravo! El Mirador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a must-try restaurant - even if you are not an overnight guest.

We experienced a wonderful meal at El Mirador Restaurant during our trip to Manuel Antonio. We found this to be a delightful place to enjoy a beautiful ocean view and excellent cuisine. The food was thoughtfully prepared, delicious, and tastefully presented. The staff was amiable and their service attentive.

  • Visited February 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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