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Le Papillon

American, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, Latin
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| Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2777 0355
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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This restaurant was located in our hotel, Mariposa, and we decided to eat here one night. The restaurant is elegant, peaceful, and has a beautiful view. There were several seafood choices and we had the tuna and the salmon, both were perfectly cooked. We ordered dessert too, which was great. Although I enjoyed the meal, the restaurant is pricy for... More 

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Ottawa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in this hotel/restaurant just by chance, just to visit the bar and have a drink. We had been told that the view was worth a visit. Well, that was not totally accurate: the view is breathtaking. Attention is superb and we were invited to use the beautiful swimming pools at sunset, which was unforgettable. We stayed for dinner... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Dine at Le Papillon for the view. It is definitely worth having lunch or watching the sunset here. The food was good (we had seafood dishes), and the service was great. We also stayed at the hotel and the included breakfast is very good too.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I was completely blown away by the food, service, and beautiful views. My boyfriend and I ate here several times during our stay at the hotel. We looked forward to the breakfast buffet every morning -- a nutritious assortment of fruits, Costa Rican cuisine, pastries, juices, and even an omelet bar. The servers were friendly, polite, and accommodating. We liked... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We stayed at La Mariposa and had two dinners at Le Papillon. They were both amazing. The first dinner was for my son's birthday. It was our arrival day, we hit traffic, and we were 1.5 hours late for our researation, which had me feeling incredibly guilty. The staff didn't bat an eye at how late we were. All four... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A friend that stays at La Mariposa recommended we have dinner here. It was exactly as he described and then some. The view was amazing, the food was incredible, the staff very attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

I've eaten in many places in Manuel Antonio, in 2007, 2010, and 2016. Le Papillon (in the Mariposa Hotel) has had mixed reviews in the past, but our dinner there last week was outstanding, best fish of the week (and I ate fish once or twice a day for 8 days), service was great. There are other restaurants that also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner a few times at Le Papillon. Every time we were greeted immediately and had wonderful service. The food itself was beautifully prepared and tasted fantastic. We highly recommend the ceviche and seafood trio. We will definitely be eating here again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Our breakfast was not included at our resort in Manuel Antonio, so we wanted to explore some of the other options. Our hotel recommended Le Papillon at the La Mariposa Hotel, almost entirely on the acclaimed ocean views. We were able to walk in for breakfast with no wait and had our choice of table. The panoramic ocean view from... More 

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Our son and daughter in law got married in Manuel Antonio National Park area of Costa Rica Memorial Day weekend. While the wedding party stayed at a Villa, about 25 guests stayed at La Mariposa. In addition, the Bride's parents hosted a dessert/cocktail party on the Friday night to officially begin the weekend festivities.My husband and I hosted a dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: (506) 2777 0355

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