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Restaurante and Sports Bar El Sol

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Manuel Antonio's main public beach | Altos Super Joseth, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7003
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hamburg, Germany
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok and the prices like normal. The view is of course very nice to the beach and we were lucky to spot a sloth crossing the road.

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Thank David B
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for breakfast since my hotel breakfast wasn't included. Glad I did! It was cheaper and so much better! Steak and eggs and rosemary potatoes were perfect with a view of the beach! I'm coming back tomorrow!!

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Thank Michelle M
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered Red Snapper and a salad. I didn't like the Snapper and they promptly replaced it with a delicious tuna!!! Servers always smiling, corteous and very helpful

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Thank David Z
Surrey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and wish we had gone elsewhere. Incredibly slow service - tables with bigger parties were favored over us, even those that came in after us. Very loud restaurant. Food was bland and average at best - very disappointing given the reviews it receives. Eat at the Marlin restaurant instead - better service and great food.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best fish I have ever had! We ordered a mixed platter of fish clams, muscles, shrimp,snapper and veggies! it was awesome! It is a very simple place up on the top deck that overlooks the beach in the middle of town.

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Thank Chuck S
Hamilton, Bermuda
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They cooked up the best lobster I've ever had! I'm from the islands and we have spinney lobsters like Costa Rica but El Sol did up the best lobster I've ever tasted!

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Thank aclaldred
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is better, the food is better, the service is better, and it's slightly less expensive than the other restaurants near the park. Their fresh fish plates are perfect, the portions are pretty huge, and, with tons of fresh vegetables, the meals feel very healthy. Their seating looking right out at the beach is awesome. Great vantage point to... More 

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Thank Matt S
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Costa Rica and found El Sol and the food and service were so outstanding that we ate dinner there every night for 5 nights. Fish was amazing and FRESH every day, vegetables were awesome and attention to customer service was awesome. Go upstairs for great view of the beach and atmosphere.

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Thank condorman2016
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The ceviche was so fresh and yummy and sitting on the open-air balcony looking out at the beach - watching the sunset...perfect.

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Thank Mj D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We had the grilled fresh tuna steak and the pasta with shrimp. Both very yummy. The tuna came with lots of perfectly cooked veg and fried potatoes. Ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert was superb, though we hardly had room after the generous main dish portions. The restaurant is on the second floor with seats along the front open... More 

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Thank Kristine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio's main public beach | Altos Super Joseth, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7003

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