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“Wow !”
Review of Sabor Espanol

Sabor Espanol
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Spanish restaurant, owners from Ibiza and Barcelona. Specializing in Paellas, Sangria, Spanish Wines List, Meats and Seafood dishes. Open for dinner.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Difficult to find (follow the instructions of one of the previous Tripadvisor members), you have the impression that you will drive to the end of the world on unpaved roads and you don't expect a restaurant in this area.

But: what a surprise !!
Everything we ordered (for example gaspacho, paella) was excellent and well presented. Friendly owners..
It was lovely to sit there and enjoy a very good diner surrounded by jungle noises.

Recommended ! We wanted to go return for lunch the next day but unfortunately the restaurant is closed on a Monday.


Thank JoKa1
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

As others have already shared, this place is off the beaten path but not too hard to find. Follow the signs for Playa Uvita and then follow the signs for the Flutterby House. After turning left down the street look for signs for Sabor Espanol. The food was absolutely fantastic. We had an appetizer of clams in beer sauce, a pitcher of Sangria, Seafood Paella, Chocolate Crepes, and coconut ice cream on a flambeed pineapple. Hands down the best food we had in Uvita and reasonably priced. The owners do not include tip in their price. They believe that service is earned and not just given so they work their butts off to make sure that every single thing about your meal is amazing.

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Thank Elisa F
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Sabor Espanol was our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. We started with the Sangria, and our entrees (shrimp and chicken with couscous) were absolutely incredible.
The restaurant is, as others have noted, "off the beaten path" but it is mind-blowing good. You will be beyond glad you went there.
The husband/wife couple who run the restaurant were charming. They were so friendly and gracious, they hugged us after dinner and truly made us feel at home. We are so grateful to have met them - they are living examples of the Pura Vida spirit.

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Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor while visiting Uvita. We are so glad we found this place! We had clams in beer sauce for an appetizer, followed by seafood paella. We also had the very tasty sangria. Our dessert was a large piece of pineapple flambéed in coconut rum and served with coconut ice cream. Wow!

As good as the food was the company. The husband/wife team were absolutely charming. They came to Costa Rica from Barcelona, and their happy personalities are infectious. I don't believe I've ever kissed the chef goodbye before, but on this evening it was the natural thing to do.

You won't be sorry if you head down the bumpy road to this place. It is a delicious meal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

PS: I love Fiona, and I think she liked me too :)

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Thank ladyvet27
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Super evening spent at Sabor Espanol!!! Take the time to get directions to this wonderful spot and enjoy the great friendly service and delicious food. The owners have a passion that shines while you dine! And do have their mouthwatering fresh Sangria!!!

Thank Skinwitch
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