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Vista de Olas Restaurant

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Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0414
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Steinbach, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant / lounge/ pool happy hour has a different thing going! Super cool place to see the sunset! Have some good drinks, they make great fresh piña coladas and margaritas, and have a really good steak! You can eat there or not.... we did and it was awesome! Choice of chicken, ribs, fish or steak.... yummy! All BBQ STYLE... More 

Thank JojoRoch
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Definitely spend at least one sunset here during your stay in this area. The minimum drink purchase if you're not a hotel guest deal is annoying but really not that bad--pretty reasonable, actually.

Thank Martin A
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Just read my text about the hotel..... I won't return! The service is not acceptable...... You order and hours later you get your order, if you are lucky. I ordered a mojito virgin and got some water on ice and two leafs of peppermint........

Thank widofat
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to be treated like a second-class citizen if you're just visiting, not a guest at the hotel. (The place is small and family run, so they'll know whether you are or not.) We had heard about the "amazing infinity pool" and bar, but were made to feel so unwelcome, we left without ever seeing it. There was an... More 

Thank thomask1221
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

We found Vista de Olas during accommodation research. Although we decided not to stay here (Airbnb was the way to go) we knew we had to stop by for drinks! It's a fun (bumpy) drive up, great for ATVs and there's parking right by the pool. Infiniti pool and hot tub over the ocean - there's not much else to... More 

Thank Aly R
Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and highly recommend for sunset drinks. It did get really busy during sunset, so arrive a bit earlier if you can. The drinks were ok (nothing special) and we didn't eat there (the menu didn't look very appetizing at the time).

Thank cunhabradfield01
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Meals start with an extensive fresh salad bar, BBQ choices or steak and fish are excellent. Meals are well prepared and setting can't be beat!

Thank Ruth T
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This place has an awesome infinity pool with a great swim up bar. I'd suggest going around the time the sun sets to take in the views. Probably the best spot to watch the sun set in Santa Teresa.

Thank crystalking
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was really quite delicious and seemed to be reasonably priced in comparison to local restaurants as well. If you come here I highly recommend their frozen blended mint mojito of which they use their own grown fresh mint and the bacon wrapped filet mignon was awesome as well!

Thank Benjamin T
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The quality and variety of food was delightful. I had the sea bass and salad bar. The wait staff were attentive, knowledgeable and ready to help.

Thank Betsy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0414

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