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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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271 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner with live musice in the background was really nice. I had Beef Tenderloin Shish Kebab which was really well cooked with a nice bite. Had some great tastefull cocktails here! Staff did their job very good. Friendly and with a smile!

Thank PatrickBuijs
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wine here was the nicest we had in the area. Live music was good albeit a little loud to begin with. Food was good and our waiter was excellent.

Thank Michelle137
La Quinta, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited La Cantina 3 times, as it was right across from our hotel. Great, friendly bar. Great salads and surf n turf specials that are different each night. My husband and I split the Cantina salad and the special two nights in a row because it was so good! Also, we were able to buy an inexpensive bottle of... More 

Thank Susan G
Austin, Texas
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Nice ambiance, good service and good food. Food portions are fairly large, and my dinner entree was great (had the catch of the day - grilled snook)

Thank SVG108
Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We just finished dinner here and I couldn't wait to review this excellent restaurant. Alejandro was our waiter and he was awesome! The food was also excellent. We ordered onion rings for an appetizer - they were so tasty and light. The perfect amount of breading lightly deep fried and served with a delious thai peanut sauce. We shared a... More 

Thank Kimberleigh C
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

My husband and I ended up here twice on our trip. The steak is cooked on wood fire and taste amazing! The servers are really nice. Also they had music and candles which created a romantic environment. We loved it!

Thank Terrarizer
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

They had live music at night and the service and food were very good. Is a nice place to have a quiet diner.

Thank Nelamm91
St. George, Utah
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Okay, so many of the menu items were expensive, and the service was just okay (you can avoid paying for the large bottle of water they offer you by asking for tap water) but I still had to give this place a 5. The chicken kebab was more reasonably priced than many of the other menu items, the kebab was... More 

Thank AdamCaldwell
Madison, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place so much that we went back again to celebrate my daughters birthday. The service was perfect (our waiter could not have done more for us), the food was mouth watering and the atmosphere was wonderful! We loved having the band there and dancing. Thanks La Cantina for helping us make great family memories!

Thank sealuvr33
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

La Cantina looks amazing when you see it; big BBQ and flames and all the smells of what ought to be tasty food. That's where the good element ends. The service is average although our waiter did not show any of the Pura Vida that Costa Rica is famous for. Maybe he was having an off night but he certainly... More 

Thank Georgie l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
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?