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“Wonderful view, food and service”
Review of Pearl of the Osa

Pearl of the Osa
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Healthy, Central American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Pearl is located on the Osa’s most beautiful beach, next to Iguana Lodge. Offering gorgeous ocean views and fresh drinks, the Pearl provides excellent fresh eclectic lunches and dinners to the public, such as Gloria's Burrito, Fish Tacos, and Avocado Orange Salad. The Pearl also hosts a Tuesday Night Beach BBQ and our famous Friday Night Pasta where Costa Rican locals and visitors come from far and wide to dance the salsa.
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Pearl of the Osa at the Iguana Lodge is one of the must visit restaurants in Puerto Jimenez. The food is top notch as is the view and service - fireflies dance in the meadow that is between you and the ocean as you sip your Costa Rican Amber Ale -- can it get any better??

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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I'm a repeat customer, for good reason. The service is professional but friendly, the food is absolutely delicious, and the drink selection is great. Every experience I've had here has been top notch. A true treasure

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Food, drinks, lodging...the Pearl of the Osa has it all! Not to mention Salsa night, and all the other festivities. Great staff and wonderful atmosphere...and just a few steps away from the beautiful beach!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Most restaurants in Puerto Jimenez offer good casual fare. This restaurant takes it up a notch with a little refinement and a scenic, waterfront atmosphere. The catch is the road to get there - so bumpy you do not want to make the mistake of overeating for the ride back. We tried to go by bicycle and eventually gave up. Pay a cabbie six bucks and enjoy the adventure. The menu has something for everyone, including the mosquitos, so plan accordingly.

Thank Amanda T
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Excellent food, very friendly service staff. Vegetarian options are great. Be careful when you are finalizing your bill. We had an extra charge on ours that we didn't notice until we checked out of the Iguana Lodge and were reviewing all of our bills charged to the room. When we asked them to adjust it, we were very disappointed that they refused to do so, saying that we had already agreed to charges and therefore they were unable to change it (even though it was very obvious that one item on the bill was charged two times). Yes, we signed for the bill the night before, but were rushing because they were nearing close and we were trying to get out quickly. We still felt that upon review of our bills that we should have been credited the extra amount...especially with the total amount we had spent there over three days. What happened to the customer always being right? Disappointing when we had eaten there multiple times during our three day stay at the lodge and spent a nice bit of money already on food and lodging there. Was an unpleasant ending to a wonderful three days. Too bad. Without that experience the review would be 5 stars.

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Thank cdettmer
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glorialauren, Owner at Pearl of the Osa, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

This is terrible and is not part of practice. We are not in the business of charging our customers for goods or services that they never received.

Given the number of guest and numerous charges they make everyday at Iguana Lodge, we occasionally make a mistake with a customer's bill. This is why we ask the customer to review and sign the bill so that mistakes can fixed at the time. But even this system is not infallible and customer's realize that later, when they are checking out, there is an issue on the bill . This is the first time we are aware that the issue was left unresolved and for that we are embarrassed.

We have contacted the customer and apologized for our mistake. We are also in contact with her to address her concerns and reimburse for any mistaken charges that we have made.

Fortunately this is a rare event and in spite of our mistake, our customer had a great time at Iguana Lodge and the Pearl of the Osa.

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