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“Best view/worst service”
Review of La Finisterra - CLOSED

La Finisterra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, South American, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The "tropics" has its own style of enjoying food and refreshments outdoors. Lighter Meals and casual snacks (bocas) while relaxing in the delicious tropical environment seems to be a basic part of the lifestyle here."Hotel La Finisterra's" open air restaurant and viewpoint patios have all the ingredients to make this pastime not only possible but something you will remember. We do with panache! There is no other nearby restaurant with the panoramic, ocean and beach views that compares with the incredible views from "Hotel La Finisterra" the perfect place to take in a tropical sunset in paradise.This year "La Finisterra" presents one new menus and a new direction in our cuisine and restaurant style. Our cuisine is individually prepared using the freshest local ingredients by our professional chef and kitchen staff. Guest services are available in any of our dining area locations.
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best view/worst service”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The restaurant has the best view in Play Hermosa but I have never had good service there. The last experience was sending my meat back to the kitchen twice and it was stil raw when I received it for the third time. By that time my wife and friends were finished eating and we had to leave before I ate. The proprieter issued no appology and I was charged in full for the meal.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank JOHNandHEATHER_12
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Sheila H, Owner at La Finisterra, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
I am sorry you had such a bad experience at la Finisterra, we try very hard to deliver good food and excellent service. As some compensation and the opportunity to change your opinion, I'd like to offer you and your wife a complimentary dinner. Please contact us to let us know when you can come.
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Georgia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We were there apparently on a slow night since only two tables were occupied but the wait staff was very good. It was an incredible meal. You can not beat the view.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Pilotdoc
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Longwood, FL
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful view and excellent food”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Being in CR during the green season means that sunsets can be few and far between. Such was the night we chose to eat at La Finisterra, but the view was spectacular nonetheless. We had the place virtually to ourselves. While not an issue, we were entertained by the variety of critters that joined us for dinner. My husband and I each had salads and we split a tenderloin which was actually very good. I enjoyed my glass of red wine (can't recall what it was, but since you don't get a choice by the glass it doesn't matter!) as well. This was our 'fancy' dinner for our visit to Guanacaste and we were not disappointed.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank kickamom
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East Garston, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Stunning Setting”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

If you are looking for a spectacular setting for that romantic dinner, then The Bistro should be on your list just for the view and the sunset. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. Food was a mix of CR and international with a good choice. We went for the Mahi Mahi (excellent) and the Pork (good). Desserts a bit dissapointing but OK. Even if you don't eat there go up there for happy hour and see the sunset.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Jaqal
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Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Spectacular view!”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

This restaurant is perched high in the hillside overlooking the ocean at Playa Hermosa. Service was attentive. Our food was good but not exceptional. I expect it would be a great place to watch the sunset.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank MegCanada
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