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Hotel Restaurant Cantarana

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Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Playa Grande for 5 years. We ate at Cantarana about 3 years ago and honestly, we were a little disappointed. 3 years later we gave it another try and it was awesome! As we were dining, we spoke with Jenna, the manager and had a great conversation. 3 years ago, new owners took over with new... More 

Thank Promhd
Keyport, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is the hotel we ended up staying in after checking out of Hotel Las Tortugas. Such a great alternative! Very clean, felt safe, great staff, good prices!

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I had two great dinners here, and one "ok" breakfast. First off, if you've done some looking around at restaurants in Playa Grand you've probably noticed already that the price point is high. This restaurant is no exception. For breakfast, I felt the price was a little too high for what it was- a fairly small and simple breakfast in... More 

Thank Mikella M
fort lauderdale
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Mediocre and overpriced breakfast. After 7 great breakfasts in Costa Rica, we stroke out here. $7 yogurt and granola, $8 supermarket pancakes mix and very tiny portions.

Thank simon d
chicago illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Stopped here for dinner during a thunderstorm. The cocktails were good and food was wonderful. We had the special buffalo pizza which was more a bbq pizza than (america) buffalo pizza. We shared 2 entrees and had leftovers for the next day. Nice place and good food.

Thank sheem1010
North Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Small party (20) booked two months in advance and the kitchen was totally understaffed. Food was good but service from the kitchen was horrible! Some had already left before final entree was served!

Thank Bill C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Really a very good hotel just 5 or 6 rooms, a good pool quiet place Breakfast in the morning is good, you have choice even if sometimes you have to "fight" with birds which come and steal jam pot on your table. Folklore cost rician !!!!

Thank Philippe A
Sherwood Park, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We stayed in a VRBO jsut down the beach from this place. We enjoyed Cantarana during happy hour on quite a few evenings. Happy hour is 2 for 1 drinks. I don't think we ate any of the food here, but the waitress was very friendly and helpful. She even made my son a special drink and remembered what he... More 

Thank Marcie L
Comox Valley, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

My wife Barb and I were living in the area for the winter so we did not go out very often. Talking to many others around they suggested Cantarana as one of their top choices. We know the local fish truck would drop by on a weekly basis so we decided to treat our selves to a night out. The... More 

Thank wkuech
North Smithfield
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and on second floor of the hotel. Our waitress was super nice. My friend and I are both lactose intolerant and we said this while ordering. I ordered the bread sticks and asked if there was dairy and she said no. When I got the plate the red sauce it came with had cheese. My... More 

Thank Bethany D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $30
Seafood, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 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
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Cantarana
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?