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Sobre las Olas

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coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755 0109
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: 3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very romantic; Off the beaten path

We arrived just before sunset, and we were sat outside facing the ocean. The view is spectacular! Talk about "on the ocean"! We were on a small hill right above the sand, and the tide coming in almost reached in front of us. It was so beautiful! The food was great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Angel F
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived just before sunset, and we were sat outside facing the ocean. The view is spectacular! Talk about "on the ocean"! We were on a small hill right above the sand, and the tide coming in almost reached in front of us. It was so beautiful! The food was great too!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for lunch because we wanted to see the beautiful views and we were not disappointed! Javier was a gracious server, the fresh fish filet in the Caribbean Coconut sauce was amazing!! Fresh French fries were a nice surprise, if we would have come for dinner I would have been tempted to try some of their nice wine selection...... More 

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Kyrenia N.Cyprus
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant for last night meal before flying home. Ok to walk there from our hotel (Magellan Inn) but needed taxi back as road very rough. Opted for fresh catch of day fish fillet, no fancy sauce etc just requested citrus fruit to squeeze over it. Excellent red snapper, salad although scanty very nice but sad to say chips... More 

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Thank Ann B
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had ceviche and was great as well as the rice with sea food, we also got very good service! We might come back, even though the prices are little high

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Thank Silvia A
Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place not to be missed while you are in the area as you will not find a more romantic location...directly by the sea, under palmtrees..where everything that you´ll order is just delicious. We went there many times because it´s so convincing. Try the fish of the day..you´ll love it. Ohhhhh how I miss it !

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent bruschetta, a lively pasta arrabiato, and fish of the day perfectly prepared. Would definitely return!

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Thank Blue L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner and came back for lunch as this place is so good ! Perfect location right by the sea, there was a full moon and even a Sloth came by to hang out in the tree over head whilst having dinner ! The food is excellent, I had fish in coconut sauce and also bruschetta and calamari ,... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful and friendly staff. One of few beachfront places to eat. Food and wine are fantastic. Not to be missed.

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Thank Susan E
Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorites were the bruschetta, shrimp and rice, and the fish of the day. Great lunch spot in the shade with a light breeze off the Caribbean. Romantic dinner spot outside, too. Good wine selection, good service (Javier took good care of us), welcoming owners. We were there four years ago and made certain to go back several times on... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is just gorgeous. The food was fine and the limonade fresh and tasty. We had main dish and desert both delicious. My food was vegetarian, the ratatouille was not quite French, but tasty and good quality. All in all I would go there again. Enjoy1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: 2755 0109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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