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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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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were so excited to eat here as we heard from other travelers that the food was wonderful! We were disappointed. We were seated up above the kitchen, overlooking the clay oven and food prep area....incredibly hot!~ Then, we ordered a pitcher of Sangria. Then ordered our meals...still no Sangria. We kept trying to get our waitresses attention, but she... More 

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Thank frankie644
Richmond BC Canada
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

casual atmosphere with live music, friendly staff and very good food. be sure to try the sangria. we recommend the ribs or their typical beans and rice with chicken. as everywhere we went in Costa Rica, the one child in our party was treated specially well

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Thank juliehn
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the surf and turf special with shrimp, filet tenderloin, and baby back ribs and vegetables. Everything was cooked to perfection.

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Thank T.j. C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food with a nice band too. The sangria I really enjoyed as well. Our waiter was very kind.

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Thank Yvmthomas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely time, fun music, great staff and atmosphere. In the middle of the jungle, it was a great place to experience BBQ Costa Rica.

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Thank Aimee T
Ventura County Coast, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to see and pick my meats, cook freshly. The setup and the look at feel was nice. The staff was also very nice

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Thank llamagirl2017
Iowa
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying at Cost Verde Resort you will inevitable eat here one night. The food is average. It is good to know that the water at the restaurant and the entire resort is safe to drink, so you do not need to buy the bottled water they offer.

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Thank AREIowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommended, this is a chain of restaurants in Manuel Antonio that includes the wagon, el avión even hotels... If you want delicious food this is the place.

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Thank Walter J
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a similar menu as El Avion. But the barbecue is really big and smells amazing. The food is more based on BBQ then El Avian, but they offer mostly the same. It tastes good. We were here on Christmas Eve and there was a band playing what was really fun!

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Thank Patriesh
San Jose, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the place, the live music, a very tasty food, the lights, the people of the staff. Definitely coming back everytime that I stay in Manuel Antonio.

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Thank Edwin H

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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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?