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“Lobster tacos are to die for, but waitstaff needs help” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Habaneros

Habaneros
Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 44444, Costa Rica
50626401105
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Ranked #20 of 64 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel. Daily specials according to the catch of the day. Fresh ingredients served to your table. An amazing selection of delicious, naturally flavored maragaritas to sip while watching an incredible sunset. Come and enjoy our food and atmosphere!
New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lobster tacos are to die for, but waitstaff needs help”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We agree with what the previous reviewers said regarding the lobster tacos. They are just out of this world! We also ordered a tortilla salad with fish, as well as cerviche as an appetizer, and they were both very good.

And we enjoyed the view of the sun setting as we waited for our dinner. But we did not enjoy waiting more than one half hour for our drink order. We placed our drink order at the same time as we placed our dinner order, but unfortunately our drink order was completely forgotten about. After a day in the sun, we were very thirsty, and what we wanted most was the sangria and the bottle of water that we had ordered.

The appetizer we ordered arrived reasonably quickly, but the next time the waitress visited our table was one half hour later to pick up the empty appetizer plate, at which point we reminded her that we never received our drinks. She was very apologetic, but it was clear that her and her assistant were very much struggling despite that there were only other two other tables of customers having dinner. We overheard that they messed up the dinner order at one of the other tables, too.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Best and fresh lobster tacos in Santa Teresa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We wanted to eat with a sunset view and discovered this restaurant right be the beach. Andrea was our waiter and he was young, adorable and had a great attitude with a surfer style about him. We were looking for a cold beer other than Costa Rica beers and they had a better selection of darker beers which we had been looking for since we got to Costa Rica. We decided to order seafood since everything is caught right down the road. The shrimp and tuna skewers served on delicious mashed potatoes were to die for and the lobster tacos (3) was enough food to split for sure. We ended the meal with a key lime avocado chocolate pie crust desert. One of the best meals so far in Santa Teresa.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
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“Lobster tacos, 'nuff said”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The lobster tacos may have just been the best meal I've ever had! Even if you're not a huge lobster fan, just order them; you will not regret it! This is a comfortable and clean restaurant with a great ocean view. The staff was friendly and prompt and we had an amazing time here. This is a place that you cannot miss when visiting Santa Teresa!

  • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lobster Tacos are Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The lobster tacos are probably the best things I have ever eaten. They are worth the trip to Santa Teresa. It's a great outdoor setting right on the beach with a play set for the kids. The entire staff is great too.

  • Visited November 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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Philadelphia, PA
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“Meh mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great atmosphere. I had high hopes when my party sat down for dinner, but was pretty disappointed with the food. Nacho chips were stale and my shrimp burrito was average. There are plenty other great restaurants in Santa to explore

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