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Restaurante Tapas El Rey Patricio

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Playa Santa Teresa, Mal Pais 400m al norte del Penon | Hotel el Rey Patricio, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0248
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What we really liked here, are delicious food, very good and friendly staff, fast service. If you will be in this place, you have to try Sangria. Beautiful!

Thank Nikolay L
new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers traditional tapas dishes (tortilla espanola, cheese, pan con tomate, patatas bravas), some paellas, and some fresh fish. We chose the manchego and pan con tomate, grilled veggies (seasoned well), tuna tataki, and sea bass. Can't pass up the seafood here, unbelievable. To drink we had sangria which was a little on the sweet side. Shared lava cake for dessert.... More 

Thank ecamin
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere and the trek to the restaurant from Santa Teresa was not bad (this is closer to Playa Heremosa). However, if you have travelled and had authentic tapas, then you will be disappointed. Sadly, this is not a true tapas place, more like a place with a handful of small plate options that also serves paella (which... More 

Thank Camitravels
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The only reason I am not giving it a full five stars is because the menu is quite limited but everything we ordered was incredible. We shared the croquettes, both veggie and with pork. We had the paella and also the tuna tartar. The restaurant is gorgeous and the service is excellent and like most places I review - they... More 

Thank Erin A
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed this place. We came back just for the food this time. We swam and snorkeled in the large tide pool across the street at the beach in front of the restaurant, then ate dinner here just after sunset. The tapas were delicious! My favorite was the... More 

Thank BigCatchOne
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely nothing special about this restaurant. The venue is cute, but quite stuffy (not much air circulating) so it gets hot quickly. The food was very average for the price, specially when compared with all the other restaurants around!

Thank cunhabradfield01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The bartender Mora gave the best service I have ever had. I would recommend this place to everyone I know. Go here!!! Excellent paella, excellent sangria. My perfect holiday

Thank Janelle H
Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were the only ones here. That was kind of typical for us at most places at 6pm. Menu was small, but fun. We had shrimp, tuna sashimi, jamon, and sea bass. We did not drink, but I bet the sangria was great. Atmosphere was really cool. You need to climb some stairs to get to the tables.

Thank Rebecca N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The food was OK at best, not amazing nor worth talking about I would put it on par with a low end tapas in Spain. Pros are the place is very clean and the staff are attentive and friendly.

Thank Kyle B
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was our first meal in Santa Teresa and our last meal. The food was fabulous, and the staff equally fabulous. It's always fun to learn that our world is really small, as we discovered when visiting with the restaurant staff. It's also interesting to note they have perfectly chilled Spanish white wines that complement the menu. Wines in this... More 

Thank mcbecker60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Spanish, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Mal Pais 400m al norte del Penon | Hotel el Rey Patricio, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0248
Why Tapas? Converse, share, taste and enjoy.A fun way to understand Pura Vida through gastronomy.A sampling of the Mediterranean cuisine presented in small portions, made from scratch and prepared the traditional way, updated to modern times.Healthier, lighter, low fat recipes.We challenge your taste buds with the best selection of cheeses, hams, cold cuts with Designation of Origin, accompanied with wines and Cavas from outstanding wineries of our country.All our tapas are made using the freshest ingredients of the cattle ranches, farmers and fishermen of the area, thus contributing to the controlled growth of the economy of the local community. Helping sustainable fishing and organic farming of the area, with the utmost care for the environment.ENJOY PURA VIDA!

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