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“Great view and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raphael's Terrazas

Raphael's Terrazas
Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6310
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Price range: $6 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Opening from 11am to 10pm
Herndon, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great view and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The view is amazing. The sets at 6:15 or so and the view from the restaurant is incredible so get there at 5:30 or so. Food was great and the service was among the best we had during our entire trip. Super friendly and attentive.

Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurants sits on top of the hill looking out over Playa Espadilla (the beach at Manuel Antonio). The seafood is quite good and the service is very friendly. Raphael's is a great place to grab a bite and enjoy the scenery.

Visited August 2014
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New York, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went for dinner, a large group of 11, in the late evening - sat outside for good drinks (specially the Guaropinha made with local guaro liquor), and great seafood, specially the whole fried snapper. The owner's chocolate lab sat with us, mooching a couple of tid bits here and there... very nice evening overall.

Bring LOTS of insect repellent, they were out in mass quantities...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Stunning location,lovely staff, excellent food and great vValue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have been living in Costa Rica for four years and have visited Raphaels many many times and never been let down. The location is stunning and a happy hour cocktail whilst you watch the sunset is a real must. The menu has an empahsis on simple fresh food..Red Snapper, Tuna, Calamari and excellent seafood soups and Tico Paella are all well priced favourites with my wife and 6 year old daughter. friends who have had teh meat dishes have enjoyed them and they do a nice selction of salads The staff are lovely are exude that pura vida warmth and it is a very child friendly venue. We have visited with many friends and relatives and all have loved it...an additional bonus is the price by Manuel Antonio standards it is cheap many manin courses are around teh 10 to 14USD mark.

  • Visited August 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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Clearwater, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We only ended up at Raphael's because I asked the front desk at our hotel to point us toward the closest, downhill restaurant that was open at that time (about 3:30 on a Sunday). There were 8 of us and we were immediately thrilled when we walked into Raphael's. The view was great, the atmosphere was really relaxed and we arrived during Happy Monkey Hour for 2-4-1 drinks. Every person in our party raved about their food and the staff was very friendly.

  • Visited July 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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