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“Our favorite restaurant near Puerto Viejo”
Review of Restaurant Relax - CLOSED

Restaurant Relax
Price range: $10 - $20
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A place with special charm, good service and good food. We are waiting for you!!Un lugar con un encanto especial, buena comida y buen servicio. Le esperamos!!
Garden Valley, Idaho
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant near Puerto Viejo”
Reviewed January 24, 2011

Relax was our favorite restaurant even in the old location in Town in Cahuita. The new location is much more in keeping with the name, quiet and relaxing. The hosts are lovely and obviously make an effort to greet each customer personally. We stayed in Puerto Viejo this time but still made the drive to Cahuita three times for dinner. There are many great restaurants in Puerto Viejo as well, but Relax is still our favorite.

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1 Thank JaquelynK
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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your time and your advice.

We are the new Administration of the Relax Restaurante and we´ll make our best effort to continue the service and the quality of this place.
Our specialities are the Costa Rican´s traditional cuisine and Caribbean cuisine
We´ll be glad to serve you in your next trip to Costa Rica,

Best regards,
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Flagstaff, AZ
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You'll want to eat there again and again...”
Reviewed January 16, 2011

While staying in Puerto Viejo with friends, we ate at Relax several times in the space of 10 days. I had eaten at Relax in its old location in central Cahuita about six years ago with the same friends, and I'd have to say that it is even better in its new location! The food is fantastic, the wine list is excellent, and the hospitality that Serafino and Graciela show all their guests is just wonderful. They make sure that you have the tastiest food, the best wine, and whatever you need to make you happy. The fondue chinoise (see previous review for explanantion) is delicious and worth the effort of ordering ahead for a group. Serafino keeps the meat coming! But every item on the menu is fantastic...it is so hard to choose just one that you will want to eat there again and again!

The location just beyond the turnoff to Cahuita on the main highway is a great improvement on the old location in the center of Cahuita. The old location could be rather noisy -- the new location is quiet and serene. Don't be afraid to venture from town to find Relax!

I look forward to returning to Costa Rica and dining at Relax...definitely a highlight of my trips to the area!

Visited January 2011
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1 Thank tapeats
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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your time and advice.
We are the new Administration of the Relax Restaurante and we make the best effort to continue with the compromise of good service and quality.
Our specialities are the traditional Costa Rican´s cuisine and Caribbean cuisine.
In your next trip to Costa Rica, we wait your visit.

Best wishes.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“maybe we caught them on a bad night ;o(”
Reviewed November 23, 2010

Many people gave us good reviews about relax.. but we were disappointed.
Food was cold and service was slow.

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Thank AyeWeegie
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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Tahnk you so much for your time and youradvice.

We are the new Administration of the Relax Restaurante
Our especialities are the traditional Costa Rican´s cuisine and the Caribbean cuisine and we hope some day to serve you.

Best regards,
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Cahuita, Costa Rica
1 review
“Try it out!”
Reviewed July 31, 2010

We tried out all the restaurants in Cahuita and liked Relax best. It is newly built and located near the main entrance of Cahuita. They have hexagonal tables with benches and tables for couples also. The owner and chef is Italian and makes great food. One day in advance you can order a Fondue Chinoise. This means a great variety of meat which you boil in hot bouillon and eat it with delicious sauces. It was great and so much that it was impossible to eat all of them. Graciela was very helpful and charming.

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Thank lola32145
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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your time and your advise.

We are the New Administration of the Relax Restaurant and our compromise with the customers it´s to continue with the same good service and quality.
Our specialities are the traditional Costa Rican´s cuisine and the Caribbean cuisine.
We attend for you in your next visit to Cahuita.

Best wishes.
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