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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

You can eat right on the beach. The bar drinks are my favorite! The food is very fresh and delicious!

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2 Thank Winepuke
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Waiters/waitresses were great: friendly, smiling, gracious--whatever adjustment you wanted to the menu item they would accommodate. Just a wonderful spot to have a meal--beach scenery at the beach bar/restaurant, or an open and airy casual dining room with a great view at the upper resort area with great meal selections and wonderful service.

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2 Thank dabmrb
Mississauga, Canada
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My wife and I have been to Playitas many times as we have stayed at the Arenas Del Mar Resort. It is fantastic!!! The service is great, the food is amazing. We wouldn't want anything more. My wife has Celiac Disease and it can be difficult getting her the proper food. Depending on where you go it can either be... More 

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2 Thank Jeff H
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Between the amazing service, unspoiled environment, and fabulous food, I cannot recommend this place enough. A must see!!!!

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4 Thank BradyHIatt
San Jose, Costa Rica
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I simply love Arenas del Mar, specially since you can enjoy a nice meal at Plaits right on the beach. Plaits is the casual restaurant of this hotel. You are literally with your feet on the sand at 200 mts from the ocean under huge trees that provide a nice shade to enjoy your ceviche and a nice cold beer.... More 

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3 Thank CRbyNataly
Succasunna, New Jersey
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

We stay at Arenas Del Mar and have lunch everyday at Playitas. You cannot beat the scenery, service or quality of the food. We have been doing this for 7 years in January. You can eat under the pavilion or outside under great shade trees. They also have service to your beach chairs. Good food choices and all fresh. No... More 

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3 Thank fnct
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Both the food and service where exquisite. The menu had many options and during my stay at the hotel I got the chance to taste many of them: each one better than the other. The type of food is basically local gourmet (for example, it doesn't get very oily like in the rest of Costa Rica). Though there is a... More 

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3 Thank BelenCa2020
Evergreen, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Fantastic food while listening to the waves on the beach! It's a casual place, but the food is amazing. I loved the Mahi Mahi Gallos so much that I had them twice during my stay, but everything was wonderful. You can't go wrong with eating at Playitas.

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2 Thank GypsyGirlTeri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

My family has to eat gluten-free due to Celiac Disease and recently stayed at the resort and ate nowhere but the resort for 5 days/nights. What a treat! A real vacation!! The food was absolutely delicious and everyone in my family stayed perfectly healthy. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. The octopus salad, tuna steak sandwich, and mahi-mahi tacos... More 

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2 Thank Lisa R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This spot is simply fantastic. A great water side location, fabulous food, tasty drinks, and friendly service. This restaurant is a wonderful way to get lunch after a morning adventure, or if you just need a snack while lounging around a enjoying the sun. Try the burger!!

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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?