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Sentido Norte Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$10 - $45
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

We just came for drinks and sunset. Both were amazing. In fact, I would say that experiencing the sunset from here is one of those heart stoppingly beautiful moments you will remember forever. And I cannot recommend the lime-coconut lemonade drink enough. I will search...a long time to find any drink I enjoy as much.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sentido Norte exceeded all of our expectations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and their willingness to assist with any food and drink room service needs. We stayed at Casa Chameleon and had no desire to try any other restaurant given how great it is! It is...hard to pick favorites since everything was perfect. A few must-tries are the breakfast burrito, avocado toast, green smoothie (breakfast), fresh ceviche, fish tacos, short-rib tacos, brisket burger (lunch), crispy calamari, gnocchi with shrimp, braised short-rib with mushroom risotto (favorite!), rigatoni with shredded oxtail (dinner), banana caramel tart and chocolate and espresso terrine (dessert). All of the drinks were amazing! I highly recommend booking the Private Cabana dinner prior to arrival. The cabana is adjacent to the main pool and provides a private romantic dinner option away from the main restaurant. This was a highlight of our visits to the restaurant. If you’re in the Las Catalinas area, this is a must-try restaurant!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and hotel grounds with an excellent vibe. Food was delicious! The rose sangria was to die for. The staff were very pleasant and accomodating, particularly Carlos and Scarlet. The best overall evening we have had on Costa Rica! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing capstone to a great trip to Costa Rica. It is situated on a mountain overlooking the ocean, which is perfect for sunset! We had an amazing meal, drinks, and view of the sunset. The service is world class and they will...go out of their way to help you. Definitely make a reservation for 4:30pm so you can view the golden hour. This is difficult to get to but definitely worth it. You will not be disappointed. We got the calamari and spring rolls as appetizers and then the shrimp with sticky rice and steak frites for our meal. Everything was excellent!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sentido Norte was the most incredible restaurant. From the food to the service to the view.. everything was beyond excellent. The staff is so accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend! We'll be back one day.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views, the service, the food. It's worth coming here more than once. Get a bottle of prossecco and their calamari and you'll be very happy all night.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am becoming a little emotional when I think about the food, especially the Asado dinner with Chef Lopez. It takes over 6 hours to cook everything properly, and the food shows it. The only other way to get this quality is my Argentine husband’s...father’s grill. Truly the best meal I’ve had in years outside of the home. Short rib, sirloin, mahe mahe, appetizer, everything blew my expectations out of the water. I can’t even cope it’s so incredible. Give them your money. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every single thing we had here was absolutely incredible. The views are amazing! 🤩 Chef Jose and his team make mouth watering food and are also the most kind people. We will definitely be coming back for more delicious food!!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute you walk up the hill to the restaurant and see the amazing sunset views, you know you are in for an amazing experience! Our group truly enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. The sunset views absolutely cannot be beat! Taking in...the view with a wonderful glass of wine was a true highlight of our entire 8-day trip. The service was great and the food was awesome. This place was recommended by our VRBO host as a great place for our 15-year anniversary dinner and it was a home run! Thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived a couple hours before the check-in hour at the Casa Chameleon resort, and were invited to lounge at the restaurant, Sentido Norte, until our villa was ready. Sipping one of their refreshing signature cocktails, gawking at the stunning view of the ocean from...this impeccable property, we immediately understood why this place makes the list of the the world's most romantic restaurants. We enjoyed all of our meals on site, with a varied menu of the freshest ingredients possible. Each and every member of the staff made us feel welcome, special and unhurried. We had the good fortune of taking a cooking class with Chef Jose, as well as indulging in his unique bbq experience one evening. Every single meal, appetizer or drink we ordered was perfectly prepared and served with this "Pura Vida" warmth and friendliness we all need to embrace. Chef Jose is passionate about his country and heritage, his staff, his customers and you can taste that enthusiasm and love of life in every sip and bite at Sentido Norte Restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Samuel M | Reviewed this property |
My wife wore a nice sundress and wedges while I wore docker shorts and a short sleeved button down shirt. I also wore my sandals.
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February 16, 2018|
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Response from joseluisa590 | Reviewed this property |
Average dinner for my wife and I was about $60-$75 US. I enjoyed all of the choices from the Catch of the Day to the Steaks. Enjoy a drink before at the bar, wonderful and very relaxing.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sentido Norte Restaurant

Yes, Sentido Norte Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Sentido Norte Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sentido Norte Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5