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Santa Teresa

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Restaurante Al Chile Viola
Ranked #12 of 113 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
Reviewed March 24, 2017

We decided to eat at this spot 2x for dinner, the only place we repeated for dinner and we were not disappointed! The vibe, atmosphere, and energy of the staff was very cool, laid back, real, but with a sense of urgency as well. The drinks were perfect and creative, with a nice wine list. The food menu was great as well, with A LOT to choose from. We got the beef carpaccio both times and WE LOVED IT, its perfect in every way imaginable and its not skimpy like a lot of carpaccio's can be. First night we got the Bull's Balls Ravioli and the Octopus. I thought "Bull's Balls" was funny slang like "Buffalo Wings" but nope, the raviolis were filled with delicious bull testicle meat, lol seriously, it was amazing. The Octopus was cooked and served perfectly. 2nd night we got the ragout with house made Tagliatelle pasta as well as an incredible Prawns special they featured. Both nights we finished with the Panna Cotta which was a great way to end the meal with perfect flavor and texture. "Luce" was a doll too, she treated us very special. Thank you from NYC!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jeffizmhansen
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the first places we go when we arrive in Santa Teresa. They always have an outstanding menu of unique and interesting fusions and can modify to meet special diets. Very friendly and welcoming service.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Rob M
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We have already gone here twice this week and the food is fantastic. Authentic Italian! The yellowfin tuna was seared perfectly and the canelli bean sauce was delicious. The caprese salad comes with a full ball of mozzarella and is seasoned perfectly. Specials change regularly but I have yet to have something that was not delicious.

The chocolate banana brownie for dessert is fantastic so make sure you save room.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank 476chrise
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

This is our second time in Santa Teresa, and this restaurant is our favorite in town. It is family owned and all the staff are incredibly kind and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely and the drinks are made with the freshest ingredients. All the dishes are simple yet creative, never hiding the natural beauty of the ingredients. We have already been twice since we arrived and will be back before we go!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

This was probably the best meal that we ate in Costa Rica. We ordered drinks, that were unique and delicious (ginger mohito?! YUM!) The meal both looked and tasted beautiful. We were brave and tried the bull ball ravioli, BEST part of the meal! I was impressed with the freshness of the menu, the options (just choosing what to eat was hard because everything sounded delicious) and even the chef himself came out the check on us. Absolutely phenomenal meal, if you're in the area, go here, you'll be glad that you did!!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank 983kirstenh
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