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“Outstanding!”
Review of Pranamar Buddha Eyes - CLOSED

Pranamar Buddha Eyes
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Healthy
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Description: Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a serene lagoon pool while enjoying delicious, lovingly prepared food …welcome to Pranamar’s restaurant. A dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. Our restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices. Pranamar’s restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities. The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We just returned from a one week stay at Pranamar Villas, and Buddha Eyes is the hotel's restaurant. Delicious food, large portions, reasonable prices and friendly service are a powerful combination. Breakfast was included with our room; try the fruit parfait - their homemade granola is like crack, 'cause I couldn't get enough; over the week, we tried everything on the breakfast menu and loved it all. We only had lunch here once ('cause the breakfast was enough to hold us until dinner); the fish tacos were amazing; 2 big tacos which 2 people could easily share and be full. Dinner was equally fabulous; 3-4 appetizers and 4-6 entrees to choose from each night. We worked our way through the drink/smoothie menu each afternoon; my favorite is the Raga Blend with coconut, avocado and banana. I only have one criticism - for guests staying an entire week (7 nights), it would be nice to change up the menu more frequently; we had eaten everything on the menu by the 5th night. If you're near Santa Teresa, Buddha Eyes is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Thank LittleDolores
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Have had lunch there on numerous occasions and always found it to be excellent. Have mostly had various salads and have never been disappointed. Service has always been excellent.

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1  Thank Papadshaw
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Every meal we had here was amazing!! The snapper was prepared perfectly and served over brown rice and veggies in a delicious curry sauce. The Huevos Rancheros were my favorite on the breakfast menu. They have different smoothies everyday made with the fresh, local fruit. They had a coconut, banana, and avocado smoothie that was amazing!! Bottom line - you will have missed out if you go to Santa Teresa or Mal Pais and don't dine at Pranamar's Restaurant, Buddha Eyes.

Thank AudreyIsabella
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Loved the food and the outdoor setting.
Healthy choices and nice friendly staff

Thank RSmed
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

I ate almost every vegetarian meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on the menu and loved everything. They are very conscious of dietary restrictions here, so it's no problem to go gluten free, vegan, etc. My favorite dishes were the huevos rancheros, banana pancakes (crispy and divine!), corn gnocchi, lentil burger, veggie quesadilla, and the Prana salad with lentil balls. I also really loved the desserts, with their house specials being key lime and passion fruit pie and vegan chocolate cake! Breakfast is always served with a fresh smoothie, which changes daily. I also loved their specialty smoothies. My favorite was the Chocolate Ganesh, which included banana, chocolate, and espresso! Yum! It always tasted so good after a morning of surfing. The staff is extremely professional and kind and I never had a negative dining experience here.

Thank Jen S
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