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Bistro Cantarana

Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“tuna” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We discovered this gem as it was down the road from our house in Playa Grande- Great location near the beach. The employees we met-Arianna, Jessica, and Evelyn were extremely kind and professional. Zoe and Renzo are absolutely fabulous chefs and are accommodating for any...More

Thank madelinebaretta
Federico d, Director General at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, On behalf of the entire Bistro team, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed a good experience with us! We appreciate all the comments from our customers to improve day by day. Our Team Arianna, Jessica, and Evelyn, chef Renzo and Zoey, are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every meal was perfect. Inventive, delightful cuisine. Layers of flavor, fresh ingredients. Just wonderful.

Thank howmargaretseesit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This open air restaurant & bar is so very relaxing! Great food, ambiance, and service. The breakfast we ate was simply out of the world....fried eggs on guacamole served on toast....Wish I had it right now! Drinks were fabulous at all times, and our BBQ...More

Thank Toni W
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We spent 10 days in Playa Grande and visited Cantarana many times. We kept going back because the place was awesome. The restaurant is upstairs and open air, which is amazing. It was laid back and the food was always good. The best part though...More

Thank akpeacegirl
Reviewed March 22, 2018

My wife and I stay at Hotel Cantarana every year we visit Costa Rica. Just above the office and among the trees is a beautiful open air restaurant and bar. They are open for breakfast, happy hour and dinner. The food tastes incredible and the...More

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Thank Wayne M
Federico d, Propietario at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Hola Wayne, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us ! We are glad you enjoyed you breakfast every morning. It has been a pleasure to serve you this amazing food every mornings and we hope to see you again next year...More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

We ate breakfast here every morning for about a week. They have a nice menu and were able to whip something up for my wife, who has specific food allergies. Service was friendly and multilingual. I counted at least four languages spoken (English, French, German...More

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Federico d, Manager at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hola! Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us! For all our team is very important and a way to improve daily with our guest reviews! We are glad you like our happy hour! We appreciate you told us about your...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018

Nice Restaurant with a good menu, and excellent price..... it s just you need for enjoy the beach near to

Thank ivanfscr
Federico d, Manager at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hola! Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us! For all our team is very important and a way to improve daily with our guest reviews! Thank you for your good vibes! PURA VDA Cantarana Team

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I have dined here 3 times in the past 4 days—twice for dinner and once for breakfast. Their ceviche is probably my favorite. It is super fresh, with an interesting coconut flavor—almost a mix between Latin American and French Polynesian flavors. Also had the tuna...More

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Federico d, Manager at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hola! Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us! For all our team is very important and a way to improve daily with our guest reviews! We are glad you come again and again! It means we were doing thing in...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Really good fish tacos. Good thing that was what we were planning on getting- they were out of beef burgers and black bean burgers. Their blender also wasn't working so no pina coladas. Their only dessert option was vanilla ice cream. We got there at...More

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Federico d, Manager at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hola! Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us! For all our team is very important and a way to improve daily with our guest reviews. Some time is hard with our suppliers, but we will improve having more variety for...More

Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Have had different luck at this spot over the years. It's either been great or terrible. This year it was terrible arrived at 7 pm and they were out of half of the very small menu. We will try again next year but not this...More

Thank Sid K
Federico d, Manager at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hola! Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us! For all our team is very important and a way to improve daily with our guest reviews! Hopefully for the years to come we always will be a good experience. Our team...More

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forekr
July 19, 2015|
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Response from Cantarana | Property representative |
Thanks for asking, we do not have a dress code and shorts are absolutely fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $30
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0486
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Cantarana
Description
Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical tree tops. It is a unique place for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening in our Bistro, where the food and cocktails are delicious. Our Chef stands for passionate and creative cooking. Classic or modern, all is prepared with fresh, high quality products and the extra special something that makes eating at Bistro Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect. We are closed on Monday nights. Breakfast is open everyday from 7:30 to 11 AM .
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