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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 01/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Five Star Hotel Restaurant, Gaia offers a totally relaxed atmosphere, serving mostly Costa Rican gourmet cousine with some international alternatives, in general, with lower prices that other restaurants in the Manuel Antonio - Quepos Area and currently the only Restaurant with a Costa Rican Gourmet Menu. Happy hour offers an array of tapas from 4 to 6 pm offers and a magnificent view of the Ocean, the Mountains with a 360 degree view of the area.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was incredible, tuna and mango and ceviche. Amazing views, an excellent lunch experience. Gianfranco was excellent!

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed March 13, 2021

La Luna is located on the roof of the main building of the Gaia Resort which is perched on top of a hill. Obviously, the view out over the jungle to the Pacific is amazing. It is a great place to watch the sunset. It...is covered, but open to the west for the beautiful views. If you're a guest at the hotel it is a short walk to the elevator and up to the restaurant. If you're not a guest of the hotel the process is a bit more involved since you must park at the bottom of the hill and be shuttled up by golf cart. The benefit is you're away from the road, and the peacefulness is intoxicating. We ate at La Luna for breakfast everyday (included in our room rate). It was a pleasant surprise that breakfast was off a menu rather than a buffet. We ordered the "Americano Breakfast" which consisted of two eggs, ham or bacon, and potatos with onions and mushroom. A delicious way to start the day. For dinner over several nights we tried several appetizers including the soup and a dish with gorgonzola cheese. Both were amazing! For entrees we had the panko encrusted mahi mahi, tagaletti and shrimp, BBQ pork ribs, and shrimp in a cream sauce. Each dish was excellent and some of the best meals we had in Costa Rica. The molten cake for desert is also delicious! The servers were always attentive and pleasant. Hope to visit again next year.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2021

We really appreciate your detailed, glowing review! Thanks for sharing with other Tripadvisor readers. We also hope you can come back next year and let us spoil you again!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant with a breathtaking view The service was more than 5 stars. Will definitely come back for more and it was not that expensive.

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We hope you do come back!! Thanks for the great review, Pura Vida!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice of Costa Rican and other dishes. Delightful service by Gianfranco! All waiters look very motivated and care about the clients!

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great review, thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight was our last night of our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Nelson made this an unforgettable meal & experience, with everything being delicious and his recommendations especially were great! Just look at my husband’s smile, and that’s all you need to see! Thank you Nelson!!...Pura Vida! 🇨🇷More

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review, Pura Vida!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were truly impressed by the impeccable service we had from Marco at La Luna restaurant- let alone the incredible views from so high up, and the most delicious cocktails to begin with (BBC was an absolute winner for me) , and the meals that...followed. Mahi Mahi ceviche , Mahi Mahi fried, and fish curry! To conclude we had delicious churros. All of this in extremely good prices , so great value for money ! Thank you so so much Marco , we will always remember this night :)))) God bless you !More

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We sincerely appreciate your glowing review, thanks so much for taking the time to post! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstanding restaurant. The views are the best in Manual Anotonio. But let’s talk about the whole experience. We arrived and they arranged parking for us. They escorted us to the golf cart where we took a cruise up to the restaurant. First,...we went to the rooftop bar. The sunset view was to die for, as well as the tasty coconut margaritas. They were perfectly chilled. Next, we headed down to the restaurant. Again, view is impeccable. We ordered the banana curry soup, house salad, ginger and panko crusted tuna, and coconut and plantain crusted mahi mahi. So, who would order soup in this hot climate? Me, apparently. But it was truly my favorite item of the night. Unexpected and outstanding! Everything was on point, service, food, drinks, ambiance! And our server Nelson was also fabulous. He is so kind, funny, and attentive to our every need. 5 stars all around!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love reviews like yours Lisa! Thanks so much for taking the time to post, and we hope to have the chance to host you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! The staff (specifically Alexis and Jonathan our waiters and Nelson our bartender) were so friendly, welcoming, and attentive. The food was out of this world as were the cocktails and you can’t beat the views! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our entire staff appreciates your wonderful review, thanks so much!

Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing time at LA Luna. We did not know we would be treated to an amazing ocean view when we arrived. The service was the best we've had in Costa Rica. Gianfranco and Alexis were our servers, who made our vist even...more enjoyable.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, please visit again soon!

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Visited this place based on recommendations. We didn't have a reservation but they were able to accommodate us. A good menu with plenty to choose from including Costa Rican dishes. We were looked after by Nelson who was polite and helpful with the menu. Decided...to go with the Caribbean fish curry and rice which was delicious. The key lime pie was heavenly too. If you book early prior to sunset then you can get an amazing view. Had a refreshing classic margarita and my husband tried a cucumber martini which he enjoyed.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We appreciate your wonderful review! Pura Vida!

Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

la Luna is an amazing restaurant. The food is fantastic and service is wonderful, especially Nelson. I stayed for 5 days and never had a bad meal.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Thanks so much for posting!

Reviewed August 13, 2022

We were staying at another hotel nearby and went for dinner at La Luna. They were very welcoming and brought us up the hill in a golf cart to the restaurant. Unfortunately we missed the famous sunset view due to heavy clouds/rain, but the atmosphere...was still lovely and I really enjoyed my meal of panko-crusted tuna. Cocktails were delicious, too!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

So happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, please visit again soon!

Reviewed August 11, 2022 via mobile

Best meal we had in Manuel Antonio! Our server Nelson was contagiously enthusiastic and had excellent recommendations. Every course was delicious!

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

We really appreciate your review, thanks so much for taking the time to post!

Reviewed August 11, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic dinner! Special thanks to Yonatan and Alexis for the impecible service. Especially loved the margaritas and the sundried tomato tart! The shrimp tagliatelle and fish curry were delicious!! Pura Vida!

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Pura Vida!

Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Great food and excellent service from Nelson. He was very helpful when asked questions from us and gave a informative answer. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant. They also drive you in a golf cart from the car park to the restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2022
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sdcorp111, Owner at La Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2022

Thanks so much!

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La Luna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5