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El Arado Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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If you are looking for excellent food and high quality, El Arado Restaurant is your choice, fresh seafood, meat cuts, wraps, burgers, Costa Rican cuisine,vegetarian option, live music, Happy Hour (2x1 cocktails) every day from 3pm to 7pm. Tell your taxi driver we are located on the old road to Manuel Antonio 100 meters south of the hotel Villa Teca.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service is excellent. Only music a bit too loud. Parking is good. It's local atmosphere, enjoyable but not particularly romantic.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining al fresco is a delight. Open air El Arado offers very good seafood, a good bar, and delightful, if slow on a busy night, service. Every one was happy with their 2 for 1 happy hour drinks, well prepared by the bar. Appetizers were...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

We had dinner here last night. The service was wonderful. The food, especially the fish with the lemon caper sauce and the coconut flan, was delicious! The live music was nice and not too loud. And the prices were reasonable (especially for the Manuel Antonio...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

We brought a house close by and have fallen in love with this restaurant. Staff are charming and multilingual. Local live music. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all fresh, local ingredients. Seafood available when its in season only ! Offers a mix of local and/or...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Great group dinner this evening with a very friendly staff and great happy hour drinks! Suggestion you ask for one at a time! Very reasonable priced selections to choose from! Live music as well and a nice chilli guaro cocktail as a thank you! Fun...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Just off a somewhat dangerous main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio national park. Bring a tourch to be seen by traffic. Mix of local and international food. Good drinks list. Service was of a very high standard, attentive and polite.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020

Fun patio for dinner. Very long happy hour with great drinks. The whole snapper dinner was beautifully presented and delicious. The steak was just average. Prices are average for Manuel Antonio area.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020

We dined at El Arado twice during our week in Quepos because the locals recommended it, we could walk there, the food was tasty and the atmosphere friendly and lively. If you are looking for casual dining with reasonable prices and a Happy Hour feel...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

We loved it here! We brought our two kids (ages 6 and 4) and we had a great time. The staff was very friendly with our kids - especially Jesus (they gave them rattlers to play with the band!). The food was delicious and accommodated...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Went to El Arado based on our hotel recommendation that was nearby (Plaza Yara). Wasn’t sure at first but checked the reviews and it looked good. We were not disappointed! It was very welcoming and friendly; a true hidden gem! The food was cooked to...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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March 27, 2019|
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Response from tabi_travels | Reviewed this property |
We did not and would not get those shots and everything was fine. I fully trust the local food in most places. Check reviews and for cleanliness just like you would anywhere else. This restaurant is excellent.
January 2, 2019|
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Response from dgoetz2018 | Reviewed this property |
About 10min walk. The 618 is a winding road busy with trucks, cars, and buses and no sidewalks here. I would walk it but if not good on your feet or you have young children I wouldn't recommend walking.
Gesselle M
December 24, 2014|
Response from CachoMartinez |
HI Gesselle, It´s about 6 or 7 hours driving! Forget it. Late at last!
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