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Sobre las Olas

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$$ - $$$
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Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755 0109
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A picture....Tender seared tuna coconut bathed and lightly spiced, on a weather- perfect Caribbean cove, seated above the waves. Incredible music of the sea, candlelit table at waters edge fanned the fish the soloist to the second chair of sauteed greens and broccoli. A star-filled Caribbean symphony upon the palette and along the waves. Highly recommend

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tel aviv
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent fresh fish and a couple of good veg options combined with a perfect location and great service make this a real winner

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived to Sobre las Olas between 4:30-5:00pm which allowed us to enjoy the spectacular views before it got too dark - we highly recommend getting there early and taking advantage of the incredible water view. The restaurant wasn't overly busy at this time, so we got to pick the table we wanted as well. The service was good and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember when I first came to Cahuita years ago, the Lonely Planet chapter on Cahuita said this place was rumored to be closing. Well, 15 plus years on and many delicious meals later, Marco and his team are still going strong, thankfully! This is easily the best restaurant in Cahuita and you can literally dine by candlelight on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are here twice during our week in Cahuita. Sitting outside with a view of the sea is amazing, the food and service is very good, and there is a sloth family living in the trees outside. I highly recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we sat at our table the owner asked if we wanted to see an animal. Close encounter with a 2-toed sloth. Another one joined our table 3 ft above for half our meal. Good food, slow but good service and the atmosphere makes the whole dinner!!

Thank bamjlb
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food, beautiful view and good service!!! Seafood pasta is the best!!! Probably best seafood in Cahuita :-)

Thank NataliaMishina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Dinner! Sloths live in the trees above the dinner tables. We started with the Calamari Bruchetta which was super fresh and tangy. My Boyfriend had the Shrimp and I had the steak all outstanding. The Staff is kind and attentive. It was pricey and a bit of a sticker shock but definitely worth dining out over the ocean.

Thank Torria L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely phenomenal! We walked there from our hotel and I am so glad we did. I had an order of the whole red snapper...omg was it ever fresh and the flavors are to die for! My cousin had the carribbean style fish with sauce and it was wonderful also. The view and breeze off the water feels... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is by far the best one we have been to in Cahuita! Service is excellent, atmosphere is excellent as it is on the Caribbean but best of all is the food! If you are in Cahuita you should stop by and try it. When we went they were closed on Tuesdays.

Thank Ann F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: 2755 0109
3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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