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Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste

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50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2778 7322
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had great food and service from the staff and owners. This place is usually busy and for good reasons. 5 stars for the good and service.

1 Thank Larry F
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We fished with Karen's husband Chiri during the day, then returned to their quaint little restaurant to eat our catch (mackerel)! 5 star across the board from the atmosphere to the food to the drinks to the service to the price! We couldn't have had a better day! It was the best meal we had during our Costa Rican visit!

1 Thank Ktel_11
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met Karen the Canadian born owner yesterday and a wonderful woman she is. Had a wonderful wasabi tuna fish last night and wonderful service by Leo. Went back again tonight and excited to do so but was greatly disappointed by the ignorance of one server Aaron. It was made up by the gracious attitude of Leo taking care of us... More 

1 Thank Deadeamine
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely, friendly atmosphere in this restaurant. A large choice of dishes, all very tasty with a Far Eastern flavour. Very simple setting but good wholesome food with a very unusual local dark beer which was very pleasant.

Thank Chantal F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is a blend of culture’s herbs and spices, a lovely fusion that is always fresh and delicious. The ambience is tropical and eclectic, the music just right. The owners Karen and Chiri are always attentive. It’s one of my favorite restaurant's in the world.

Thank Selene S
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an activity-filled day and a quick shower, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal Los Almendros. From super fresh tuna to falafel to pork chops--everything was tasty and served with a smile! We might go back tonight!

Thank Audrey D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. the ambiance is local, beachy, and low key. they have good beers on tap and the food is AMAZING. I had the pad thai with chicken and it was delicious. The spicy plantain appetizer was also to die for. The service was kind and laid back. The whole group i was with really enjoyed their meals... More 

Thank Linda B
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and i enjoyed a meal here wile visiting the area. the jerked snapper was awesome. the tortillas salsa and bean dip were good as well. it has a nice laidback atmosphere that we enjoyed. prices were good, we would go again.

Thank Marc B
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the rental that we stayed in and was certainly #1 in Esterillos Oeste.

Thank Bruce O
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in beautiful Esterillos O'este, this restaurant is one of those gems you love to find on vacation. The food is spectacular - take note of the specials... some of the freshest fish that you will ever eat. The bartender crafted up a fresh fruit blackberry martini that was fabulous. Dinner was delicious and the staff is wonderful. Such... More 

Thank Cindy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Oeste
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 7322
For over eight years Los Almendros Restaurant has earned an excellent reputation as a favorite dining-out spot for travelers and locals alike. We pride ourselves in always offering up incredibly fresh and tasty treats. Your taste buds will be delighted by the combination of flavors on your plate... Our fresh fish and chicken as well as vegetarian dishes are accompanied with green seasonal salads with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and seasonal fresh sauteed veggies as well as our famous Rice and Beans which is cooked with homemade coconut milk. We are committed to food sustainability and pride ourselves in using fresh local ingredients in order to provide world fusion flavors. The daily catch is always a good choice and we have many vegetarian options as well. We have an excellent wine list as well as a cocktail bar and full bar menu offering delights such as fresh-homemade fruit infusions and tropical unique cocktails. The atmosphere at Los Almendros is cozy and laid-back with ambient fairy lighting in an outdoor, covered setting. Call for reservations or just stop in. We guarantee you - whether you choose the fresh catch of the day, a vegetarian option, one of our Thai or Caribbean curries, Caribbean style stewed chicken, our famous Peanut or Jerk Sauces, a typical Costa Rican dish, or anything else on the menu - you will not be disappointed. We are located in the heart of Esterillos Oeste, three doors west of the soccer field on the road between Super Sol and the Soccer Field. We are open from 4 pm - 10 pm and are closed on Sundays. We accept all major credit cards as well as cash in US Dollars or local currency (Colones).

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