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Sobre las Olas

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Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
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coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
2755 0109
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our trip to cahuita. It was amazing every time. The food is so good and the view is breathtaking: hearing the ocean, palm trees, candlelight! we even saw a mother sloth with her climb right through the palm trees as we were eating.

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Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must! We were astounded at the quality and the beauty of this place! It was a wonderful experience !! It is right on the Caribbean Sea! We set out side and ate our wonderfully prepared dinner while gazing at the sea and watching the waves break! We loved every moment and will cherish the memory !

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Thank Luvtotravelworldwide
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in town (actually 600 meters out of town). For two reasons: - terras is direct to the sea. Nice wooden tables and candlelights: so very romantic - ate the best shrimps of my life here. So highly recommended. The restaurant is slightly more expensive than other restaurants in town. But its worth it!

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Thank Willem C
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in La Union on Playa Chiquita this is one of the few beachfront restaurants in Cahuita. It is known for its daily seafood specials that the owner/chef sometimes is able to catch himself. The chef puts an Italian twist on the seafood dishes. I have been several times and love the outside tables overlooking the ocean. My favorite time... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and watched the water at sunset. Waitress was nice and pointed out a sloth. Food is on the more expensive side, but it was delicious. We both had meals with shrimp and they were plentiful.

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Thank Heidi J
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant itself is a bit funky but eating and watching the surf is a nice experience. The food was very tasty, well served and the price was for Cauhita a pleasant surprise.

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on the high end of Cahuita restaurants, which doesn't mean fancy or fussy, just that the food is prepared and presented with care and skill. The outdoor tables directly overlook the ocean, which is lovely, although consider bug spray for your legs in the rainy season. Our food (i.e., grilled red snapper, ceviche, pulled chicken) was good-to-excellent and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there. We had an appetizer, 2 main entrees, a bottle of wine and a shared dessert. The bill was about $120.... We are talking Cahuita now: dirt floor, no AC, hungry cats all around us and nothing sophisticated about it except that the restaurant is ocean front (but so it is the whole area).... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had an amazing Seafood dinner. This restaurant is located on the black beach in Cahuita. Marco is a good host. The waiters should be less serous.

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Stuttgart
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I had a whole grilled red snapper as it was the reco from the chef. It came with vegetables and rice and was really good. Nice seating at the seaside, and good food. What do you need more? I would defenitely go there again

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: 2755 0109
Description
3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?