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Ostra Restaurant

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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
+506 2690 1234
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited mid-January 2017. $18 - $20 (plus mandatory combined 23% for tax and service) = up to $25 for literally a palmful of ceviche and fried plaintain chips on top. There is a ceviche making station which was really a little salad bar with several types of seafood and little bowls of diced scallion, corn, chives, onions, tomatoes, etc. and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of the fine dining scenes at Andaz. Good for romance and they offer a greater wine list in lieu of a ton of cocktails. The ceviche was amazing and fresh. Wish we were able to try all of the chef's flavors of sauces. The Ranchero and Clasico are at the top of ours list. The main... More 

Thank runcation
Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Especially enjoyed the Sashimi with the Octopus appetizer, had three of them!!! Great Drinks, Over the Top Service and very romantic. Must visit when there.

Thank Tim B
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My husband and I dinned here during our stay at Andaz. We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Highlight was the ceviche! They have a number of different versions of ceviche. We enjoyed it os much we can back for the ceviche cooking class.

Thank jaronning
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

There seemed to be an ant infestation at our table, but we could've easily moved to any number of open tables while we were there. The lunch menu was rather pricy, but the food was very good. Service was excellent.

Thank Ty H
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here tonight with my wife on our honeymoon. The restaurant name translates to oyster yet they did not have oysters available. They also didn't have the only craft beer on the menu so we were left with the standard Costa Rican lagers which was very disappointing. The food was delicious which is where the three stars comes from. She... More 

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San Jose, California
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our one meal at Ostra during our week-long stay at the Andaz was a large birthday party for our friend. There were 29 in the group, and of course the service was perfect. The menu had a nice selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and the staff even accommodated additional requests on the fly. The highlight was an absolutely extraordinary... More 

Thank Mike95128
raleigh, nc
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate here twice for lunch: once seated in the restaurant, and once poolside. We had the chorizo kebab twice, and the fish kebab. Everything we delicious. My friend had the cheeseburger which looked fantastic. It's a bit pricey, but at least you're getting something delicious for your money. On the 2nd day, we split the chorizo kebab & fries... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Service and food were good. Does it jump at you no but it was the best part of the stay. Restaurant was not busy. Getting reservations would not be a problem. They do their best and the chefs are good.

Thank Randy D
Edgewater, New Jersey
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271 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed at the Andaz in Costa Rica. We dined at Ostra twice. Both dinners were very good. The food is a little to concerned on technique then flavor. Many things on the menu are Sous vide and they make sure you know it. Also many of the plates are deconstructed for effect, again not for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo
  • Phone Number: +506 2690 1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?