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Sobre las Olas

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican, Spanish
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Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0109
12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A delicious meal of grilled red snapper (enormous) and grilled prawns, preceded by swordfish carpaccio; all on a clear evening overlooking the ocean.

Thank Stephen G
Stonington, Connecticut
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner in Cahuita! Calamari bruschetta is excellent. My wife had the whole grilled red snapper which was also great in it's simplicity. I had a "Caribbean Fish" that was a little overwhelmed by the sauce, but still good. At the veggies were outstanding.

Thank Buz S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had dinner for one sitting outside over looking the beach, even if it was night time and dark you could still hear the sounds of the sea breaking into the rocks underneath your feet, it was great, and the food, lovely!! the woman that served me was really nice and friendly, and as very good plus, a visitor came... More 

Thank Tootsy27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food! Make sure you sit outside. Went with my Mom and Sister while on vacation. I had jumbo shrimp ($25) and came with rice and fresh steamed veggies. Delicious!! Mom had Sea Bass Filet ($16). Vegan sis had Cahuita Ratituli ($12). She said hers was good...not super special or amazing but was tasty. Nice area...make reservations to be outside... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Sobre las Olas last week. Service was laid back but attentive and the meals were terrific.

Thank Kirsten M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal here, despite the fact that our main server wasn't very friendly or engaging. We were able to order promptly, our food arrived fairly quickly, and they cleaned our empties as we dined. Good service in terms of efficiency, but don't go here looking for warm conversation (or a smile) to go along with your meal.... More 

Thank Natasha G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

can justify giving more than 1 star that's how disappointing the food was and good luck getting even a smile off the most miserable hostess I've encountered in what is a wonderfully friendly country, you get charged 10% service for the pleasure of her miserable surley coupon cutting about like this is the last thing she wants to be doing.... More 

Thank uberteeb
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled with a Tica friend to Cahuita and had dinner here. Right on the beach with an Italian restaurant decor. The waiter was very nice and spoke great English. The food was good and portions bigger than expected. The waitress must have been tired though because we were treated like an annoyance instead of customers. Then a stray cat... More 

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Cahors, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, very tasty and everything seemed to be fresh and homemade. Nevertheless the experience was not that good, as we didnt feel very welcome, we felt like we were bothering them more than anything else. It's a pity, it could have been a perfect experience.

Thank WannagoawayFR
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17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went here as per our receptionists recommendation, and boy were we sorry we did. In addition to horrible service, and unsanitary restrooms, my wife's shrimp was over cooked. In margarine. I can't believe they can charge this much money for horribly prepared food.

Thank Spudfarmer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0109
3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?