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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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152 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to have lunch. The quesadilla is great. Dinner is offered here for special nights like Costa Rican food, or Street Food Festival, but it is one price ($45) per person not including drinks.

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Thank Lee G
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here nearly every day of our stay at Arenas Del Mar. The food is superb--my children ate from the kids' menu, but the quality of those dishes were excellent. My husband is gluten-and -dairy free, and he had absolutely no problem finding a wide array of options for lunch. This restaurant, as well as El Mirador up... More 

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Thank MBScott77
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to have lunch and dinner. Wide range of lunch foods. Dinner on the beach with varied nightly themed food was a huge treat!

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Thank Dhana G
Jenks, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach side restaurant and bar at the Arenas Del Mar resort. We typically each lunch and have several drinks here everyday. The menu is a little limited but everything we have had has been excellent.

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Thank Charlie E
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Ate every lunch here during my stay. This restaurant mirrors the excellent quality food, staff and view as the upper restaurant called "El Mirador Bar & Restaurant". The menu is slightly different but we made some requests for a few items that are on the upper restaurant menu and they accommodated without question. Every chance I got I was eating... More 

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Thank RandyG777
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The evening began with an exciting ride (like Space Mountain) up and down a winding dark road on a golf cart. We arrived at the beach front restaurant lit up and on the sand -- including roaming hermit crabs underfoot and a few curios raccoons spying on us whilst we ate! The pre fixe menu had some great choices --... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

At my recent visit to Costa Rica I found the best lunch experience at this delightful beachside eatery located inside the Arenas del Mar resort. Wonderful food options with an ocean view an d a tasty cocktail.....what more could you ask for? Try the fish sliders or the quesadilla along with a tropical sangria.

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Thank Michael C
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast Food, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?