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Restaurante Buru

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Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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Park Entrance Road | National Manuel Antonio, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy night at Buru, we had the most wonderful dinner, candlelit and all. The food was prepared to perfection by a smiling lady chef, and exuded all the local flavors and subtle seasonings, that costa rican foods impart.Prices were incredibly reasonable, portions were generous, and we ended up taking leftovers back to our nearby hotel.We were also serenaded... More 

Thank steven g
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here at the conclusion of our tour of Manuel Antonio Park with Jade Tours. Our tour included a fruit smoothie and fresh fruit at Buru. Everything was so good that we decided to also order lunch. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our group ordered Chicken and Rice, Burritos, and Cheeseburgers. Everything was freshly prepared,... More 

Thank MelanieM_AI2015
ft worth
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

It started pouring at the park, so we beat a hasty retreat. We were wet and sandy and hungry, so we were happy to go anywhere that would serve us. The two in our party that got seafood and rice loved it. I thought the chicken and rice was a little bland, but what do you expect? The big disappointment... More 

Thank alison817
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223 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

100 meters outside the Parque is a fabulous little relaxing spot. The cerveza were cold, food good. The prices were reasonable and ok for kids. It was an open air place, so the breeze made supper cooler. The burger was good, chocolate cake tasty.

Thank Cornerturned
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The food was delicious, and the service was really good despite us being the only customers there. The drinks were refreshing and checkout was fast and easy.

Thank Maddy A
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great meals and drinks! Typical Costa Rican fare with broader options for desserts beyond watermelon and pineapple. Cute outdoor setting and good location. Honestly I can't remember what I ate, probably arroz con pollo (like every other restaurant), but the drinks and atmosphere were good!

Thank MRBeachgirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The service at the checkout is really bad. They are lazy not bringing the separate receipts, and blaming us that we tell them too late. Also, I ordered the Shrimp Pasta, the taste is the worst. The vegetable looks very unfresh as well. They charge super high taxes, which is 13%, I have never seen this high in any other... More 

Thank Dongdong H
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Restaurant Buru was an outdoor restaurant with great service and great food, Serves Mexican and Costa Rican food. Also great drinks. (Try the Buru Sting with local Costa Rican rum!) Great selection of menu items and just a short walk from our bungalow at Hotel Vela Bar on the way to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Thank SCtripSC
Hudson, Iowa
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We were staying just down the street and I had read good reviews so I was happy we were so close. We had some girls from NY staying next to us and they went for lunch and had fish tacos, they said were awesome. We had went fishing and caught a grouper. They were more than happy to cook it... More 

Thank Luv2FishAlways
Cartago, Costa Rica
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Very well located at the entrance of Manuel Antonio´s National Park, this restaurant offers a good variety of typical Costa Rican and international food. We were part of a party of around 70 people and the restaurant's´s staff made a wonderful job in securing very good service and food quality. Great taste and a nice place!

Thank SBE73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Entrance Road | National Manuel Antonio, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: 2-777-4521

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