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El Restaurante Guanacaste


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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner


Costa Rican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

This was ok - was expecting more, food was decent and priced ok - just was a let down because we had heard so many good things about it.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mike P
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to eat here before I left last time, but didn't make it. So, it was #1 on my list this time. I always enjoy the casado con piscado, and it was as excellent as it was my first visit over two years ago....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Monica M
Reviewed March 30, 2019

It felt like we were ex-pats when we dined here. The staff was attentive and accommodating. Loved the family dogs lounging by our table. Started with cocktails and ceviche, then made our way to shrimp. The Alfredo with garlic sauce and shrimp was out of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KSGN
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

The place was large and open and had a great selection of foods. From traditional Costa Rican dishes to American dishes. My wife and I tried one of each. I had the cheeseburger with fries. The burger was large and the French fries were the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Love this place, consistantly good. Love their shrimp, mushroom spaghetti dish. I have not been disappointed with any dish yet.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WalterW652
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We had heard from a neighbor in Atenas that this was her favorite restaurant. We thought it was excellent and deserved a higher rating. The arroz de Camarones and corvina were excellent. Large portions with a good salad and marinated vegetables. Service was good too....More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The food was great. Big quantities for a more than reasonable price, short wait and overall good quality. Although, the service was not great and we were a bit rushed to leave.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank fravo93
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends on a Thursday night. They are closed on Wednesday. It was hard to find as the restaurant is off the road slightly. Look for the small lighted sign that says "bar rest. Guanacaste ". I had the fried corvina with fries...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank streamsr
Reviewed January 28, 2017

During our week in Atenas, my husband and I had dinner at El Guanacaste 3 times! We enjoyed the small plates so that we could share multiple options. The ceviche de camaron was excellent, as were the chicharron, salchichon picante, and chifrijo! Drinks were reasonable...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank mimi722
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Good comida tipica. Corvina and tilapia were cooked well. Good frescos naturales. VERY hard to find in the dark in the rain. It's just after the bridge on the left and the sign is not lighted. Open air restaurant with lots of tvs showing futbol.

Date of visit: September 2016
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April 14, 2016|
Response from Stumpertoo | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is about 10 minutes from the downtown area of Atenas. It is very reachable via taxi.
December 8, 2015|
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Response from Stumpertoo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bar. Matter of fact it is listed as a bar & restaurant.
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