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Pranamar Buddha Eyes

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free
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Playa Hermosa | 1 km al norte de la escuela de hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Buddha Eyes Restaurant)
2640 0852
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

All of my meals at Budda Eyes were excellent and the service was wonderful. The food is fresh, innovative and delicious. Everyone remembers your name, they are incredibly respectful and willing to accommodate special dietary requests.

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Thank Michelle M
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

During our week stay we at almost all of our meals at Buddha Eyes. They were always fresh and nicely prepared. Each started with a fresh smoothie with very interesting ingredients. And a fruit salad full of perfectly ripe fruit. (not the crunchy honeydew in the bowl). Breakfast wrap it is the perfect grab and go option. (Go surfing that... More 

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Seattle
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We had lunch here twice because the setting was perfect after the wonderful yoga instruction. I enjoyed the smoothies and especially the Veggie Quesadilla. The prices were very good for the large portions you receive. It is a great place to drop in and enjoy a meal.

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Thank Dovie
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Arrived around 6:30pm for dinner.... the place was EMPTY and the staff acted like we were showing up for dinner at 4:00. They weren't prepared, the bar wasn't set up, took forever to get drinks - which were awful - so we ended up just ordering one appetizer so we could leave. Took forever. Odd that they have this beautiful... More 

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Estero, Florida
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

At this level of restaurant the basics and the details absolutely matter. The setting for this restaurant is no doubt beautiful and establishes an expectation of the cuisine which was however not met. My friend ordered a vitality smoothie and I was initially amused when he turned his nose up after taking a swig. Being a seasoned smoothie veteran I... More 

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maryland
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is my second trip to Santa Teresa, and both times I found that Buddha Eyes is a lovely place to have lunch and they have terrific smoothies. The restaurant looks out over the pool and is very relaxing with lots of palms, gentle music and very kind staff.

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Thank marylanddweller
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant has one redeeming quality--- the waitstaff. They are incredibly sweet and will do their best to help you out. Unfortunately the food here is uninspired and bland. I was here for a week and ate all of my meals here. Despite having requested vegetarian meals, twice I was served chicken. When there were vegetarian options it was salad... More 

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La Conner, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

very relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The food was excellent, the staff very friendly. I recommend the Tamarind Margarita with a slice of ginger. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Linda K
Cary, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

delicious, organic, healthy food. love their flavored water and juices. tropical outdoor/indoor setting near pool.

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Thank rastamouse8
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I found the restaurant at Pranamar to be inconsistent. My partner and I walked in to the restaurant twice while at surf camp in Playa Hermosa, with the first time being pretty decent, but the second time being quite poor. Both times, the smoothies were AMAZING. I'd highly recommend stopping in for a smoothie if you're on a beach stroll.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa | 1 km al norte de la escuela de hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Buddha Eyes Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 2640 0852
Description
Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a serene lagoon pool while enjoying delicious, lovingly prepared food …welcome to Pranamar’s restaurant. A dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. Our restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices. Pranamar’s restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities. The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.

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