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Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

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Pizza, Seafood, Vegan
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Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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This restaurant is at Hotel Cantarana
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical...
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 with a candle light dinner. 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 Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect. We are closed on Friday.
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Nice breakfast. Fresh local ingredients. we each had a different entree. Eggs, Pancakes and fresh fruit. A very engaging staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
dbh58
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Hampton NH
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Hampton NH
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice breakfast. Fresh local ingredients. we each had a different entree. Eggs, Pancakes and fresh fruit. A very engaging staff.

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here the last week of December for a birthday dinner. The service was very slow - I received my drink after we received our appetizers and the other members of my party had two beers each. Although I was not very pleased with the wait on the drink, I had ordered the reef roll up and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal from the quality to the presentation would rank with your favourite bistro style restaurant . We look forward to going back very soon. The plates look incredible and taste better. Great selection and all made from scratch.

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Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Restaurant Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner at this restaurant. There was only one waitress who appeared to be inexperienced. It wasn't good. The food was okay but not great. Go there for happy hour but leave to eat somewhere else.

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Barrie, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We visited Cantarana for breakfast. They had a wide variety of choices at decent prices. Our favourites were the omelette, breakfast sandwich and the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto breakfast! Thanks for the great visit!

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Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Restaurant Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review! It was great to meet all of you! More 

Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff is exceptional! The setting is magnificent. Absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend this place for the quiet getaway. It was a little tough to find at first, but quickly realized that it is not far from some fun excursions.

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Thank Tom L
Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Restaurant Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you Tom, we really appreciate your warm words! We can not wait to have you all back in Playa Grande it was so nice to meet you. Pura Vida! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food here was excellent and friendly staff. Had a great tuna steak and bottle of wine. Prices were on the more expensive side but worth it for a quality meal and you get 10% off if you are staying at one of the nearby hotels.

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Thank Fiona C
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate at many of the restaurants in Playa Grande and a few in Tamarindo and the restaurant at Hotel Cantarana was the standout meal of the trip. Tuna Luna, an Asian-inspired seared tuna entree was the highlight. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, and delicious. We shared a passion fruit custard with bruleed sugar for dessert that was very inventive and a... More 

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Thank Brent M
Bound Brook, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place had such good reviews on TripAdvisor, we were excited to try it. I have to say, it's a lovely little place - it's on the second floor, open-air, very cute. I thought the food was just ok, but our server was awesome and it was just a short walk from the house we rented, so it couldn't have... More 

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Thank Mandre1108
Greenfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cantarana is a hidden gem in Playa Grande. Located on the open second floor of a building nestled in the palms and other tropical landscape, it really is like you're dining right in the jungle. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, both equally delicious. You can watch the howler monkeys climbing around in the morning, and watch the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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 with a candle light dinner. 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 Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect. We are closed on Friday.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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