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La Cantina BBQ


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, especially for the staff. A big thanks to Tatiana, Melvin and Yamil, all very nice and friendly. The food is also very good, I recommend the sushi with the salmon!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gipsyqueen90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had dinner here. Very impressed with the food quality and portions. Live music a bonus. Nice night out.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica. The food was delicious. Great rib eye stake, great shish kebab. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. We ordered shis kebab and got veggie kebab instead. They immediately changed our reservation and didn't xharge...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 41adim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and the staff is super. It’s sort of US style BBQ food and it’s good don’t get me wrong, I just want more Costa Rican options while visiting Costa Rica. Most of the town around Costa Verse resort is owned by...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gryphonleather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and prompt service. Ribs were a bit fatty - I shared a mixed grill which was a good sized portion - a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in the immediate vicinity. This is outside dining - the fan above our table was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NCCodrington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This impressive place serves an amazing whole grilled red snapper, I had it with the garlic sauce and it didn't disappoint! from the grill to the table it was hot, juicy and crisp. Friends also had steaks and they were huge, and flavorful. The service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank wjboca561
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of choices to suit all tastes . The food was great. Service was excellent. We are Canadian, and I paid using credit card, and found our bill to be quite reasonable when converted.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nakina_Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live music, super high energy atmosphere, excellent service from so many staff, lots of fun for an evening. The food we chose was pretty good, a lot of meat but it is a BBQ joint so to be expected. Families be warned, the portions are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AreWeThereYetMama
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

First off, the sign outside has a fish but they serve regular BBQ ribs, chicken, and steaks. We had the BBQ ribs and chicken combo and it was great. The ribs were tender, falling off the bone and the chicken was juicy. The sauce was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rachaelc682
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We were greeted immediately and seated at a table but forgotten for about 20 minutes. Wrong food came to the table, Once the correct food came to the table our steaks were Raw. We sent them back twice still come back raw and one was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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March 24, 2018|
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Response from Deissy F | Property representative |
Hello!! we have 4 restaurants, two of them with incredible views and all nearby, the Cantina has the best food, is beautiful rustic and live music but you can visit al them in any of our restaurants Anaconda Avion Wago and... More
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