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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Central American
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel. Daily specials according to the catch of the day (lobster and fish are a house specialty!) Combined with a rich diverse menu, serving fresh ingredients to your table. An amazing selection of delicious, naturally flavored maragaritas, to sip while watching the incredible sunset views. Come and enjoy our food and atmosphere!
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Central American
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for the sunset and dinner. There are hammocks at the beach where you can relax and watch sun to go down- stunning views and very relaxing. After that we walked into the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant uses all locally sourced ingredients, everything...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IrinaFol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have had many wonderful meals here in santa Theresa, this is by far one of the best. Seating is just off the beach with just enough breeze to keep you cool. Ambiance is delightful. Service was prompt and the food delicious. The chips and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 356vickid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though we found this place to be among the pricier restaurants in ST, the food was top-notch, starting with the delicious fish tacos and the generously sized burrito. Even the chips and dips are well beyond typical restaurant fillers. Ask for the carrot and garlic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gacho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beachside restaurant which we had walked past in the day and my husband decided to book for an evening meal for my birthday. It’s probably perfect for a sunset dinner but as we dined around 8pm we didn’t get the view however the sound...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shenel b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch. The food was full of Mexican flavor (guacamole, tuna tartar and shrimp tacos) with a great view. Moderate price for what they offer. The service was not super friendly and they only take cash (as in many places in Santa...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ceciliawb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking a long ways on the beach and stopped in. Watched the sunset while sipping margaritas with bamboo stir sticks rather than plastic straws. Our food: tropical salad and durado fish was top notch. Service was very friendly. Only thing: no filtered water...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 596morganp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there. Very cute and right on the beach! Staff were super nice! Food was delicious! Will definitely go back the next time we are there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sat by the beach and watched the world go by - great location. Service was friendly and attentive. I had some fruit juices and lunch was dorado with lots of veggies. Really good value, and very tasty food. will return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davyburton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having tried the two beachfront bars closer to our place by Kahuna plaza, we thought we might be in for an expensive cocktail but decided to risk it for a different sunset view in the comfy chairs and so glad we did! Happy hour is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lmblue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach front dining with sunset views. Tacos were good, service was prompt and friendly! Cash only!

Date of visit: January 2019
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March 4, 2018|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
I think the signs say, “hotel guests only.” I see people swimming in the ocean and returning to loungers.
Dustin G
February 16, 2016|
Response from PlayaCielo | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, most of our food choices on our menu are gluten free! The only items with flour tortilla are our tacos and burritos. We have a great selection of fresh fish, seafood, salads and meat to choose from all without any... More
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