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“Convenient for Costa Verde, but very touristy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina BBQ

La Cantina BBQ
Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
011(506)2777-0584
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
1 review
“Convenient for Costa Verde, but very touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

If you are staying at Costa Verde and don't feel like getting a cab or walking, this is somedecent food. I heard the ribs are the dish to have, but didn't hear it until later. I had seafood casserole, which was very similar to paella, except no saffron and the seafood and rice are separate. Because this is a place that caters to gringos, it is bland, like an American chain. The mixed drinks and fresh juice is excellent, as they are all over CR. The sangria was solid and not to be shied away from, however.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“One of my favorites!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Ate here on my first night - got the chicken fajitas and tasted the tenderloin porcini - both really good. Came on my second night and ended up just having drinks, but on both occasions the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was good.

Visited July 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

the food was yummy and healthy- not smothered in butter or sauces

Visited July 2012
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San Antonio
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, good service, average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a decent place to go out but there has to be better food near by. We had an enjoyable evening but the food was just ok.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Flushing, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“BBQ Al Fresco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The food was very good but the portions somewhat large for me. Service is good and I enjoyed the live music coming from the lower floor. I didn't like that fact that on the main floor where the musci was live there also was an open fire where the bbq'ed because this made the area very hot and not comfortable to sit and listen to music.

Visited June 2012
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