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Cafe Agua Azul

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Villas del Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5280
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The 30 minute wait for a table at this 12 table restaurant was worth it. The fish was wonderful, better than wonderful, the view before and just after sunset spectacular. Can't say enough for this after dark intimate space. Service great, friendly, and did i mention the food, and the smoothie perfect con o sin leche.

Thank Stephanie M
Venelles, France
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you have time, let's go! But you can wait for an hour…. Just for a salad. Don't forget to order when you sit. The price doesn't include taxes or the service, so it's going to cost a lot at the end. Never again.

Thank Jérôme H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited for dinner, had to wait 15 mins at bar for a table but TOTALLY WORTH IT! Open kitchen so fun to watch while you wait. The staff are incredibly friendly and attentive, very cool. Good wine offering. We went for the daily special; yellowfin tuna with shrimp, coconut & tumeric sauce, as recommended by waiter. Best meal of... More 

Thank lulucane
London, Canada
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always a pleasure to return here for great food, served fast and friendly by energetic staff and smoozing with the owner..Paige! Great presentation, awesome tastes, always something different, served well. Great quantities for the buck and a good view as well! Extremely popular place, and well worth it!

Thank David H
Markham, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

tasty food and good portions. friendly service with a great ocean view. enjoyed so much that we did go back for second time .

Thank jyfo
Clifton Park, New York
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248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in Manuel Antonio for two days and came here twice! If you come and there is a wait--it's absolutely worth it. Not only are the staff incredibly friendly, but the view of the ocean is unbeatable. The first night, my boyfriend and I came and sat at the bar. It was so cool to watch the chefs cook right... More 

Thank MPHGirl23
Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The seafood is really good here and fresh! We saw burgers that are huge and some nachos that looked so yummy. The staff makes you feel very welcome.

Thank Susanne C
Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service and view were great at this restaurant. Food was good. The restaurant is small but we were able to get a table for 6 at lunch.

Thank Robotninja2002
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun atmosphere with lovely staff. Food is excellent, comes quickly, hot and fresh. High recommend tuna margarita and calamari with wine. If you've been fishing why not ask the chef to cook your catch!

Thank es488
St. Catharines, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best restaurant we visited in the Manuel Antonio region. The food was amazing and priced well - surprisingly one of the least expensive dinners we'd had and the fish was so fresh and delicious. Kid's menu was available and the portions were very generous. The wait staff was very friendly. Highly recommend eating here!

Thank Tiffany B

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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
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villas del Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 5280

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