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El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, International, Spanish, Vegetarian, South American
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Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is important to me and the meals and service at this restaurant were absolutely superb. I greatly appreciated their gluten-free menu since I've been following a gluten-free diet for years. Will definitely visit again.

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Orlando, Florida
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157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We really enjoyed stopping in here for a few drinks, tapas, and the view. This hotel and it's amenities are simply amazing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We dined here twice for dinner and 3 mornings for breakfast during our stay. Every single thing I ate was very, very good or excellent. Some of the most memorable items for me were the Gallo Pinto and fresh fruit for breakfast and the 2 different types of cheesecake we had for dinner (tamarind and passionfruit). Probably the best cheesecake... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at El Mirador Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings from Manuel Antonio! Thank you for taking the time to share your culinary highlights during , during your recent visit to Arenas del Mar. Most of our guests love our Gallo Pinto as well and many even order it for lunch or dinner! El Mirador is among the top restaurants in all of Manuel Antonio and our secret is... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We ate breakfast here and a few dinners during our stay at Arenas Del Mar. The view is unbelievable, food is really delicious and the service is really top-notch. We had a few visits from hungry lizards and very cheeky squirrel monkeys trying to get our food, but that just adds to the charm of the place!

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England
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked a table at the Mirador (on recommendation from our taxi driver) in order to watch the sun set. We arrived in pouring rain so no sunset!! However, the meal itself made up for any disappointment. The restaurant itself is open to the elements, and it gave it a great feel. The food was the best we had all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Unbeatable views! Went there through Plus Papagayo tours on our way to Nicaragua. Had a traditional Costa Rican breakfast including pinto Gallo and yummy coffee

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1 Thank Mike S
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We ate here every single day of our visit to Arenas del Mar. There was no reason to go anywhere else! The food was amazing!! Two of us are vegetarians, and two eat fish and dairy, and we loved every suggested dish. The chef is dedicated to sustainability and locally sourced products, and he does an amazing job of it.... More 

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port huron, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stayed in MA in a condo for a month and would take a morning walk and stop for breakfast. The hotel is high up the cliff and they take you up in a golf cart. The view of the ocean from there is gorgeous. We tried a few different breakfasts and all were delicious - loved the fresh fruit... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. And just when i thought it couldn't get any better--it did. The Bar has a few new drinks which were amazing! Some new margarita flavors especially were noteworthy (the hibiscus and cloves combination was my personal favorite). The menu has been updated since my last visit--and I was bummed that I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We spent three nights at the Arenas Del Mar Resort and had breakfast here every day. Fantastic views and delicious food with refreshing juices and fresh fruit. I had pretty much everything on the menu, and the French toast was my favorite. Great food and service in a beautiful country - I'll definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, International, Spanish, Vegetarian, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-2777
Description
El Mirador Restaurant is located near Arenas del Mar's reception area and pool, overlooking Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. El Mirador—which means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating. Along with breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets, our restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh, local ingredients. Start your day with our complimentary breakfast: fresh fruits, homemade granola, warm muffins and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, Costa Rican coffee. Our dinner menu includes highlights such as locally caught fish and other delicacies at this authentic full-service Costa Rican restaurant.

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