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La Cantina BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0584
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Austin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great portions and the hot coals put the finishing touches on the tasty entrees. The waiter knew to cool down the red wines as the Pacific heat this time of year can be ouch! The portions are US style, LARGE. Their wines are inexpensive and delicious. Definitely return for another scrumptious dinner!

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Thank artsanmiguel
Clifton Park, New York
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248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a part of the Costa Verde Hotel. We arrived late checking in and thought we'd conveniently walk across the street to get some dinner. It was pretty bad. Our server was very friendly and there was nice live music, but the food was just not good -- bad enough to the point where we wouldn't recommend and... More 

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Oxford, MS
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very good meal at La Cantina. First let me explain, the BBQ is not the type of BBQ we think of in the southern US. By BBQ they mean food cooked on an open grill (steaks, chicken, fish, etc.), not food cooked on a grill with traditional BBQ sauce (BBQ pork or ribs). Food was well prepared... More 

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Spicewood, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was better than expected. The atmosphere, the location, the food, And especially the service. Highly recommend if dining out in Manuel Antonio!

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Thank Casie H
Mohave Valley, AZ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fried fly in wife's veggies, so we all add veggies fried with the fly on the grill. realized it far too late, about half way thru the food. We all lost appetite and stopped right there. Managed not to puke, just barely. Photo attached. They did comp the meal which was good, we didnt ask, but they did. Kinda scary... More 

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Thank orange6553
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too convenient to our hotel to pass up the first night we got in and it soon became our go-to place during our stay. The food is great and the service excellent. A good wine list, nice variety in the menu and good daily specials made this place tough to pass up. Overall it seemed a very decent value, to... More 

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Thank John L
Wichita, Kansas
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ricardo was our bartender and was excellent. We could not have asked for a better guy to "hang out" with us during the game. The food was great as with all three restaurants: La Cantina, El Wagon and El Avion.

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Thank Ndouglas75
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a Sunday night, the had live music which was nice, the food was very good, loved the place, service was very good and kind. I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Julio H
Seattle
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner, 9 people in our group. They were able to seat us in a matter of minutes and our drink order was taken within 5 minutes. The food was all great; salads, steaks, pasta. The service was super, they even brought a menu to us from the restaurant next door, as La Cantina didn't have pizza.... More 

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Thank Lou8
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large amount of good food, had enough for next evening meal too. Enjoyed watching the food being cooked over wood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0584

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