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“Hidden gem of brasilito”
Review of Cafe del Manglar

Cafe del Manglar
Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Brasilito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
Description: 2 Cuadras Norte Del Restaurante Camarón Dorado Frente Al Mar Santa Cruz Guanacaste.
Restaurant details
Description: 2 Cuadras Norte Del Restaurante Camarón Dorado Frente Al Mar Santa Cruz Guanacaste.
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hidden gem of brasilito”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Absolutely loved this place. Recommended by people we met, this place is great. It has a magical atmosphere and decor and the food is amazing. The people are so sweet and friendly and you can tell that pleasing you is their passion. The food, environment, and price are the best you'll find in brasilito if you're looking for an authentic meal and a genuine experience. Highly recommend !

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Chaya C
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great cafe off the beaten path in Brasilito”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We came here for lunch after passing by on a bike ride and based on other TripAdvisor reviews. It was a great lunch and the coffee was excellent - we stayed for a second cup to wait out a sudden rainstorm as well! The atmosphere is great - a true garden cafe, tables, books, 2 friendly cats and the everyone working there was friendly and kind. Food was very good. So happy to have stumbled upon this gem during our time in Brasilito. Hope this place sticks around - definitely deserves a Lonely Planet review sometime soon!
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  • Visited May 2013
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Thank C S
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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Authentic Food with the Real Local Flavor!!!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Having Brasilito Beach as a View and Very Nice Plants Decoration and Books to Share, Cafe Manglar becomes an Oasis for the Travelers and Local People that are looking for Excellent Food with a Nice Fresh Environment.
Meeting the Owners is always a pleasure and they will guide you with their Specials of the Day.
Great Kitchen with Awesome Chefs.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank CostaRicanTourGuide
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“5 star food and service!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This unassuming facade restaurant is very deceiving. Trust me when I tell you to take the chance and you will not regret a meal that will equal a 5 star restaurant and service that can rival the Four Seasons hotels. The pinnacle in the wall is the hole-in-the=wall price!

Must try:
Calamari salad with fried patacones (tostones/fried plantains)
Mahi Mahi with rice and black beans
Chuleta de Cerdo con Salsa de Tamarindo. (Pork chop with Tamarind Sauce)
Maracuya Daquiri (Passion Fruit Daq)

Don Jorge treats you better than just a restaurant patron, he treats you like family!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Emily Y
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Flamingo
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Local Tranquility”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you're looking for good food, great service in a tranquil, quiet setting, with no 'bar crowd' then this is the place to go. One of our meals wasn't hot, it was quickly reheated and we got a free dessert for the trouble. Food reasonable price and really delicious. Even 5 week old baby was welcome. They have internet/wifi and a great selection of books to browse. Only one suggestion maybe a bigger comfy sofa or beanbags and the internet surfing coffee drinkers might stay longer!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank divechic2
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