On our last visit to Quepos in September, we ate breakfast and dinner several times at El Mirador Bar and Restaurant. For breakfast, we chose to eat poolside overlooking the Pacific, breakfast is also served inside the restaurant. The breakfast menu is extensive including several choices of french toast, pancakes, eggs made anyway, freshly made sweet rolls and my favorite fresh fruit, including mango, pineapple, watermelon and freshly squeezed juices. If you are a coffee drinker, indulge. The Costa Rica coffee bean has spoiled me. Every dish was delicious and portions large enough to keep you going all day.
In the evenings we gathered every evening at the lobby bar for happy hour prior to eating dinner. Great wines, cold beer and yummy Costa Rican specialties from the bartenders.
The atmosphere in the open air dining room is very relaxing with soft lighting and soft breezes. Specialty appetizers were always on the table to share. The dinner meals were amazing, the menu is extensive including beef, pasta, fresh fish of the day and enormous shrimp which sat high on a bed of mashed potatoes with fresh veggies. We were also fortunate to be on property when two guest chefs from Philadelphia restaurants were on location to prepare wonderful meals for our enjoyment . Featured was Chef Steve Howells from Blackfish Restaurant in Philadelphia and Chef Joshua Lawler from The Farm and the Fisherman, also in Philadelphia. You could choose to dine from their special 5 course menu, including wine pairing and desert or the standard menu. Either way we always left the table full and delighted.
And last but not lease what would a great meal be without an amazing wait staff? The entire staff was very knowledgeable of the menu and eager to help with suggestions if you wanted to substitute an item.
Be sure to go at least once for breakfast and dinner on your trip to Manuel Antonio you will not be disappointed.
El Mirador Bar & Restaurant is a must on your vacation, you will not be disappointed.
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