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Villas Nicolas

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South American, Costa Rican
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Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
50627770481
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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  • 23
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great find

We stumbled upon this place while staying next door at Si Como No. This was our last stop on a two week tour of Costa Rica and it was the best meal we had in all that time. I had the tuna steak which was fresh and succulent and my husband had the grouper with crab and garlic sauce. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place while staying next door at Si Como No. This was our last stop on a two week tour of Costa Rica and it was the best meal we had in all that time. I had the tuna steak which was fresh and succulent and my husband had the grouper with crab and garlic sauce. I... More 

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Thank Corkber
North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at this hotel (the rooms arre nice but kinda pricey). We were looking for restaurants and ended up eating here when we could not decide where to go. It actually was very good. We loved the ceviche and tuna.

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1 Thank billvau
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place, with a restaurant that is not as well advertised as other places (you can easily miss it). Small number of tables, so reservations recommended). Excellent fish. Nice salad. No views, so good place to go for a later dinner (where the great ocean views you can get elsewhere are not relevant). Decent service.

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Thank Jason R
Toronto
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much you can say that is not praise about Villas Nicholas. Sitting in our spacious one bedroom with terrace over looking the Pacific Ocean and the jungle. The people are nice, pool is pristine, rooms are clean, small intimate setting, even the dining area turns out to be a perfect choice after a long day of adventure in Manuel... More 

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Thank TorontoDan
ashland, ma
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice little place near the center of town. Food was excellent and service great. View of the ocean if you go before sunset. I had the tuna with wasabi and my wife had grouper with the sauce. Both were fresh and tasty. Tab wasn't too bad.

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Thank steve01721
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wondered by Villas Nicolas and saw the sign for the restaurant and decided to give it a try. My boyfriend and I both really enjoyed our meals - he had the pork which came with a really delicious sauce and I had the catch of the day in the garlic sauce. Both really tasty and fresh with great flavor.... More 

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Thank Kathryn S
San José, Costa Rica
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a small group and all ordered something different. Service was very good and we were not rushed. Presentation of all dishes was good and the food was spiced nicely and cooked as ordered, some dishes under-cooked but perfectly cooked as requested. All portions were good except the tuna was a little on the small side. Veggies were steamed... More 

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Thank Terry W
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best meal we've had in Costa Rica. A small, very intimate atmosphere with a chef who is both friendly and knowledgeable. There's limited space, about 5 tables and the bar. This is definitely a restaurant you need to eat at.

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Thank cwilkes1129
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Not many tourists know of this restaurant as it is a little hidden, but it was by far our best meal in the Manuel Antonio area! Everything was fresh and local!

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Thank Fizzypepsico
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing!!! The coconut margaritas were awesome and strong. We had yucca fries, nachos, Brie quesadillas that had mangoes in them, and ceviche. For dinner I had the chicken burrito. And for dessert we had hot bananas with ice cream. It was al delicious and it was the best restaurant that we went to when we stayed in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 50627770481

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

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