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1 Kilometro al Este de la Plaza de Deportes de Puerto Carrillo, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Costa Rica for years now and for those of us who know it, really good food isn't as common as it is in other countries...however, this restaurant absolutely caught me by surprise and stood out as they served us painfully delicious food, I'm still shocked! Started with the tuna tartar (comes in a pressed cylinder atop... More 

Thank Lane D
HoteLLeyenda, Front Desk at Leyenda, responded to this review

Hola Lena, We are glad to know you are happy with our food and services, it is our purpose every day and we hope you can visit us again. Was a pleasure to have you as our guest Thaks for your preference and thanks for your good review. Regards More 

Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

The first impression when we arrived was very positive: the restaurant is spacious, overlooking the hotel's garden and it is nicely decorated. The service was very good, friendly as most places in the region are. The food was reasonably priced, the portions were properly sized and everything was tasteful. It was a perfect night.

Thank MMalka
HoteLLeyenda, FRONT DESK at Leyenda, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your good comments. We are proud to know you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. We hope you can visit again in your next trip to CR. Kind regards More 

Narragansett, Rhode Island
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242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoyed our valentine's day dinner at Leyenda. it was busy with many locals and was decorated with balloons for the occasion. Our waiter,Luis, was very attentive and provided great service. We had guacamole and chips and Mahi Mahi cervise for appetizers. Three of us had dorito prepared different ways, breaded and Frances which was served with peppers and mushrooms.... More 

Thank billcarroll289
HoteLLeyenda, Front Desk at Leyenda, responded to this review

Thank you for your good comments It's a pleasure for us to know you had a good night in our restaurant we hope you can stop by our restaurant next time you visit CR. More 

Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2015

Lovely setting over looking beautifully manicured grounds and a lovely pool. Menu was quite extensive. I had the barbecued ribs, which were delicious.

Thank Maureen S
HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Leyenda, responded to this review

Thanks Maureen for your good comments, For us is very important to know that you are happy with our service, for that reason we are working to improve our restaurant service and trying to do it a little faster. We hope you can visit us again Regards and thanks for your preferences More 

United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2015

Hotel Leyenda's owners are Italians - all very fresh and reasonably priced. Beware Frommer's outdated recommendations for nearby Samara (I'm thinking of you Gusto Beach 'Italian' beachfront rip-off).

2 Thank mlle56
HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Leyenda, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and good comments. Is a pleasure for us to know that you are satisfied with our services and will be a honor for us if you stop by our restaurant again. More 

Hillman, Michigan
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful, the best place I stayed in Costa Rica. The restaurant was first class with fresh food and a great Waite staff.

1 Thank Robert T
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Leyenda and loved every minute of our time there. The pool and grounds are beautiful and the service is great. We found the staff to be kind and helpful. Thank you to Luis, Henri, Carlos and Marcos for making our stay so nice. This hotel also has beach service which provides chairs and drinks... More 

1 Thank Paula F
Westminster, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to eat at Leyenda while staying at another hotel. The food and the service along with the pricing is just incredible! The appetizer (raw fish salad) along with the main course (fish) was really good and fresh. My son ordered pasta and it was just ok.

Thank jika2013
Silicon Valley
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

On the night we arrived they had just cleared out a wedding party from the dining room so we were first to be seated. A very welcoming staff got us settled in. The first experience was the drinks which were just ok. I had a delicious caiparania while my wife had a margarita that was missing the triple sec. The... More 

Thank Staten7
La Fortuna
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Simple elegance, friendly service and delicious food. We recommend you stay at this comfortable hotel, but even if you're not, you should at least eat here. Lots of things are locally-sourced and the owner has a taste for the finer things and it reflects in the service of this classy beach-town restaurant.

1 Thank DesafioAdventures

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kilometro al Este de la Plaza de Deportes de Puerto Carrillo, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Carrillo
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