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El Name

150 meters north of Hotel Selina | Inside Alma Villas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 1055
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Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good0%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“croquettes” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
“arepas” (2 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Healthy, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
150 meters north of Hotel Selina | Inside Alma Villas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Name
1. Best New Restaurant in Town!
"my husband even said that it was the best octopus he's had in town."
jessiegriffin1
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2. World class food
"really extraordinary, delicious meal, do yourself a favor "
Lolansky
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3. Fine Dining, reasonable price!
"high end cocktails after dinner make you stay much longer as planed."
Michael_MB23
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Great way to try the menu....& it was dam good! Good vibes, great food, great people! Indoor/outdoor area for seating. Not easiest to find but worth the look. Nice off street location w parking! Surely would visit again! Pura vida ....thanks!

Thank Jason B
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 30, 2017

I tried last night the new restaurant in Santa Teresa, El Ñame. What a nice surprise ! The food is fantastic, I had the trio croquettes (can't get enough of those) followed by the lamb. Miam Miam ! It's a perfect blend between the fine...More

Thank Alexia V
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Costa Rica, traveling through out the entire country. Over the course of our travels, El Name was hands down the best restaurant we went to. It's a hidden gem, off the main road running through Santa Teresa, but it's worth seeking out....More

1  Thank angietrever
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We got there out of luck and we where so so lucky. Food is incredibly refined and delicious. Kudos for the chef. The place feels very modern and intimate, and that night had a live dj set that really boosted the atmosphere. The very-friendly-staff guided...More

Thank Felipe M
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

If you looking for a place we’re the know how to make the best food. This is the place. The taste is magically. The price and setting is really good. But the food is Michelan worthy. You don’t want to miss this.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We dined at El Name as a family of four (children ages 14 & 10). It was tapas night; as a result, we were able try myriad dishes at a reasonable price. We loved everything, e.g., the croquettes, gazpacho, burrata salad, octopus, chicken, beef, ceviche,...More

Thank LiddyMo
Vincent_ibz, Owner at El Name, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

It s been a pleasure to serve you and your beautiful family. Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you again very soon. Cheers, V

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

While our taxi driver had a little trouble finding the place, we were very happy that we finally located El Name. We had an absolutely delicious dinner from start to finish. By the time we left we were already raving about the food. I don't...More

1  Thank Lolansky
Vincent_ibz, Owner at El Name, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed February 28, 2018

We were able to escape our kids for a night and headed to El Name to enjoy a wonderful, quiet meal in Santa Teresa. The food was fantastic, the service was prompt and professional, and the atmosphere was very romantic. To be clear, appetizers ranged...More

Thank Daniel R
Vincent_ibz, Owner at El Name, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your nice review. We will work on the Arepa to ensure it can become one of our highlights.

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We came here one night without a reservation and got a nice table. Our server recommended us to have the lobster and we were not disappointed! The craft beer was delicious and so was the michelada. Warmly recommended!

Thank Patricia N
Vincent_ibz, Owner at El Name, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

I m glad you were lucky to come one of these days we had lobster as a special on the menu and that you like it! Thank you for the kind review.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

Good ceviche, but everyone in Santa Teresa has good ceviche. We stopped in because of beautiful photos on review sites. The restaurant is pretty cute, if a little strange- it's SUPER bright on one side... like, 90's nightclub bright. Our server was really nice. Service...More

Thank AlliejKruse
Vincent_ibz, Owner at El Name, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Hello, my name is Vincent, I am one of the owner of El Ñame, I just came back from Europe and wasnt present the night you had dinner at our place. I m saddened your experience with us wasn't satisfactory and would like to apologize...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 meters north of Hotel Selina | Inside Alma Villas, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 1055
  • E-mail
Description
El Ňame is a restaurant in Santa Teresa. Our chef is originally from Venezuela but studied and worked for years in Spain before moving to Costa Rica. We serve fine cooking made of local products and folowing influences from Mediterranea and South America. We also have vegan and gluten free dishes.
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