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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Healthy, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Delivery, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our last night in Costa Rica. The food and the service were great. We would definitely eat here again!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW I was so impressed by this place. First of all, the view of Manuel Antonio was incredible. The service was so great, and the food was fantastic. The chicken curry was the best curry I've ever had, which I did not expect to encounter...on this trip. We went back for breakfast a couple days later, and the experience was just as wonderful. But I think the culinary highlight for our table was the burrata. Again, the best burrata I've ever had. YUM. We also did not expect to see so much wildlife. We saw toucans, monkeys, iguanas, and macaws all just from our table! I will absolutely be back to this awesome establishment.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for dinner as well as lunch during our time in Manuel Antonio and both times were very enjoyable. It’s a lovely spot which has a great view over the bay. The food is well prepared and we’d recommend the wide selection of cakes....We had a new waiter who had just started but was so friendly and wanted to help which we appreciatedMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Emilio's cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay. The food and views were great. We were there during the slow season, and all of the other restaurants on our way to Emilio's were empty. Emilio's was the most popular choice...and we would recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner here. The food was great and the views were amazing. Great staff and good prices. I also bought coffee here to take back to the US.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful selection of coffees, amazing desserts, we had chocolate mousse. Huge menu. Lots of baked breakfast treats. We sat on the edge of a cliff with probably the top views in Manuel Antonio. Many distant rocky misty islands, you can see all the way to...the peninsula containing Manuel AntonioNP beach. I brought binoculars. Pictures taken of Two species of monkeys immediately below in tree with phone while seated at table. Lots of birds flying by.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem of Costa Rica. We visited Emilios almost every day of our trip, for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Food was fantastic, coffee was even better. Very popular and a good reason for it! They also do takeaway so worth popping in for a coffee...at any time of day. Views are amazing!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

I like the food, the friendly staff, and the view is amazing! I only wish they would add "queso fresco" to their menu so that it goes with their grate fried banana (maduros).

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

Another restaurant with a fantastic view of the Pacific. Had their shrimp dinner that they are known for. The rest of my party simply had sandwiches. The piece de resistance here is the desserts. Awesome

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

The dessert, food, staff, view were unsurpassed. We came here on recommendation of a local tour guide. There were four of us. We went two nights in a row. We each ordered a different entree and dessert and shared. All desserts were absolutely divine! The...entrees were all excellent. It’s also very reasonably priced. I missing them now I’m home.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

Absolute gem very easy to walk to from Tulemar resort. Both breakfast and dinner were amazing and great coffee. The staff was awesome and the view is great. The food is MUCH better and cheaper than the resort. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

I know it is probably in every review on this site but the view from this café is absolutely incredible. Cannot recommend it enough! Food and service was also great, and at a very reasonable price!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

Briliant place - good vibe great food Favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner - througout our stay here. Variety of food, excellent situated with great views, airy. Good value. Good staff. And the best key lime pie ever!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022 via mobile

We frequent Costa Rica and this spot is always our top go-to for breakfast! We love the new renovations as well! The view, food, and staff is always perfect. Can’t wait to visit again !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant has the best view, up on the hill and facing the pacific ocean. It was the perfect place to begin our first morning. We shared the fruit plate and enjoyed some coffee. I got the smoked salmon benedict and a mimosa. The fruit...was fresh and our entrees were delicious. Service was OK. Recommend off the view alone.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Thei are but Unfortunatlly costa rica law forbid pets in any restaurant now
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EMILIO'S CAFE, Manuel Antonio - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Emilio's Cafe offers takeout services.

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Emilio's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5