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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
Seafood, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast Food, South American, Central American
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Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Private beach is perfect to relax on chairs and swim in the surf! Have a beer and order the sliders as they are yum! Happy hour from 2:30 to 3:30!

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Thank Courtney O
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast and dinner here several times during our stay at Arenas del Mar. We had a number of their different offerings. Their breakfast is fantastic, the breakfast burrito reminds me of an upscale California preparation while the French Toast is decadent and delightful. They offer wonderful options for dinner, the cerviches are wonderful and one night they even... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We ate at this spot multiple time while staying at the Arenas del Mar. Easy, casual dining - on the beach if you want it. They have a GF menu if you need it too.

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Thank Bob A
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 here several times during our week at Arenas del Mar and really enjoyed it. The view of the beach is incredible. The food was delicious, and the portions are huge. We also ate dinner here twice, including the particularly delicious BBQ night. Don't miss it!

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Thank isolabella0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The staff was amazing, so friendly and outgoing. Gluten free options were out of this world. You can get drinks and food at the pool and beach. Highly recommend! We ate lunch here every day even after excursions because it was so relaxing and for the views.

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Thank Stephanie F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I was recently in Costa Rica again, and had the chance to dine at Playitas. The menu had several new choices for lunch which were amazing. The fish sliders were fantastic. The beef tenderloin sandwich had so many flavors my taste buds could hardly keep up! Portions were ample. Service was friendly as always. It's a great spot to have... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We ate lunch here 4 times and ate dinner twice. The fresh fish was always wonderful, as were the fish tacos and plate of the day. The arroz con pescado was a little too oily. The fish was good but there was a very yellow oil ( palm?) coming off the rice. So that was the only dish that I... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We loved Playitas Restaurant so much that we ate here twice during our stay in MA. In the early morning we would treck down to Playitas beach on the other side of the rock outcropping and then either climb over the rocks or ask one of the surf instructors to talk to security behind the surf set up to call... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Super high marks for everything you could want in a small resort restaurant. Staff are incredibly likable and attentive. Food is simple, fresh and very satisfying, and the beach setup with backdrop sounds of the surf is a lovely reprieve from the local restaurant scene!! Highly recommend!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

After a week at the resort Arenas Del Mar and eating many meals at Playitas Restaurant we left feeling satiated yet healthy and good. The food was delicious and I found myself craving the pineapple gazpacho. The cocktails were equally unique and delicious. The staff is beyond compare. Tireless, courteous and friendly, I highly recommend the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast Food, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest 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

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