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“Best Empanadas around!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar
Calle Principal | Al lado del Super Costa, Santa Teresa 20000, Costa Rica
00(506)26401086
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Ranked #9 of 54 restaurants in Santa Teresa
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Argentinean, Barbecue, Pizza
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hoboken, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Empanadas around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This place was some of the best empanadas we have ever had. So many variations such as Corn, Spinach & Cheese, Blue Cheese, Caprese, Beef, and Bacon. They were so good that our group continually returned throughout the week. A ton of vegetarian options was also a plus as well. And lastly, the husband and wife owners were incredibly friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best pizzas and empanadas in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Spent 10 days in Costa Rica last November and absolutely loved it. Casa del Mar's grilled pizzas and empanadas were the best food I had by far.
The place is located just steps away from the beach and lovely rustic decorated,creating a very cosy ambience.
All staff was incredibly friendly,Lucila,Ana,andres,cesar,pablito,etc were always smiling and very helpful.
Even the baby girl Matilda was super welcoming as well...
Definitely a night to remember and a place to recommend.
Well done Casa del Mar!!

Fernando,london

  • Visited November 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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Mantua, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good food and nice people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

i was there with some friends and all of us was satisfied at the end of the dinner. my meat eas very good

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, even better atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We first visited Casa del Mar two years ago when we got married in Costa Rica and have been looking forward to coming back since then! We just returned from another trip to Santa Teresa and this was our very first dinner stop. Happily, it wow'd us just as much as the first time! Between the food and the owners/hosts this is our absolute #1 restaurant here. With 4 people, we ordered a pizza to share and then the parrillada (meat platter - comes with a great salad) and the chocolate salami for dessert.
The restaurant itself is very rustic and comfortable with dirt floors and low bench seating. Grab one of the booths near the bar if you want maximum light/heat from the bbq and friendly host interaction. There are always a few dogs hanging around the bar, but they were very good about staying away and not begging unless you coaxed them over with promises of treats; the owners make sure that the dogs aren't bothering anyone that doesn't want to be bothered. If you're like us however, and love dogs, you can have a well behaved buddy sitting at your feet the entire meal!
The owners are some of the most friendly people that we met in Costa Rica. Several days after visiting the restaurant, we were recognized by them two towns over! They really try their best to make sure that everyone is comfortable, well fed, and entertained. This attribute makes Casa del Mar by far our favorite restaurant in CR!

  • Visited November 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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Moab, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We ate there twice while staying in ST. Everything was fantastic. The Flat Bread starter, salad, ALL the grilled meats and the Pizza were delicious. The Cuba Libre stands as one of the best I've had. The aforementioned dogs were friendly, didn't bother man or each other and a great addition to the evening. My daughter was in Heaven.
Open air dining at candle lit tables, food cooked over coals that the staff starts working on at 2 in the afternoon, good music, friendly people, great atmosphere and live jazz trumpet on our second night combine to make this place one of the reasons I will return to ST.

Visited October 2013
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