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Restaurante and Sports Bar El Sol

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American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, South American, Pacific Rim
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Manuel Antonio's main public beach | Altos Super Joseth, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+50627777003
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cameron Park, California
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and service at this restaurant. Good value too for it's location. It is near the end of the road as you get near the Manuel Antonio Park main gate. It is right on the road with a counter overlooking the sidewalk and road with the beach just beyond. Great views and the food was excellent. Had the Mahi... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a couple of times and the food was very good and the potions even big for me. I particularly enjoyed the nachos plate with lots of black beans, cheese, salsa and avocado plus the best home made nachos I have eaten - in fact non of us could stop eating them, even my wife who claims not... More 

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Rochester, New York
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around Manuel Antonio looking for some good food and finally settled on El Sol after not being able to make up our minds. You walk up the stairs to the second floor where they have an open air restaurant looking over the Pacific. You can sit right on the balcony overlooking the street and ocean, but the seats... More 

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Kuwait
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for seafood, this is the best restaurant in Manuel Antonio! My mother and I have never seen shrimp this large! She had fried shrimp, and I chose pasta in white wine sauce with shrimp. Both were delicious choices! The service was excellent as well.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! Happy hour drinks from 4 to 6. The beach is across the street but not as visible as one would like with the trees either way, great place for a good meal. Parking lot nearby.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a stop in at El Sol with two friends to watch a soccer game. We had a sushi tuna dish that I liked so much I ordered two the very next night to take back to the EOC!

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Santa Cruz, California
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some terrific fish tacos (mahi-mahi) here -- food is quite good, despite the fact that thus place is in the midst of the tourist zone, across from the Man Anton public beach. But the setting up off the street with a nice view and cool ocean breezes along with good food and service make this a great option for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We returned for a second night during our short stay in Manuel Antonio after enjoying the dinner and drinks so much. Staff was awesome too!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I thought this offered good food variety at good prices. Anywhere in Manuel Antonio is going to be a little expensive but El Sol offered good prices and great food. It also has a great view of the beach and ocean above the main road in Manuel. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch along the beach or going... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great service excellent food,great chef and staff.I love the sashimi plate and pastas.I asked the chef to make me pasta off the menu and was incredible.I went 3 days in a row.He made me Vongole and spaghetti another night spaghetti and shrimp in a white wine sauce and a squid and pasta to die for.Ask staff if you don't see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Caribbean, South American, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +50627777003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?