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“made-ahead food - very mediocre”
Review of KayaSol Restaurant

KayaSol Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 79 Restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Bar, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“made-ahead food - very mediocre”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This restaurant had been recommended as having good choices for vegetarians. If you are a gourmet vegetarian, forget about it! The "quinoa salad", for example, was a limp green salad with a view grains scattered around on top. Similarly, when one member of our group of 4 asked to have cilantro (an ubiquitous herb in Nosara food) omitted, she was told that it was impossible because the salad was already made up. Ceviche was small bit of fish swimming in a very ordinary dressing - it tasted like it had been sitting there in the concoction for quite a while. French fries were limp and extremely greasy. Tuna salad was an enormous dish, with mounds of greenery and far too much overdone tuna (overdone if you like is seared, as I do) Get the picture? However, the service was very prompt.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Naomi R
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Sechelt, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a great restaurant”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was our favorite. We had many meals there, and it was always very good, Good service and Good prices.
Awesome

Visited January 2013
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Thank Rumbas
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Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant with healthy choices”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Interesting open-air architecture and good local ingredients. Service was very good, too. It's part of a hotel, and there's a nice pool with a waterfall near the restaurant. Live music occasionally in the evening. Very reasonable prices, too.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Albert M
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Austin, Texas
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203 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed at the hotel which is a dump but that's a separate review. Come here to eat! I had two dinners and two breakfasts here and all of it was very good. The place also has a nice ambiance.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TXtourst
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

My favorite meal has got to be the seafood burrito! I did not have one bad meal here!
The staff is pretty relaxed and friendly too!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Kathy G
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