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El Girasol

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Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 1164
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In addition to a beautiful setting, the food is genuine, and no corners are cut in food preparation! Everything is freshly prepared, and the house wines are good! The desserts are decadent, and the service is spectacular! Will come time and time again!

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Florida Keys
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the little hotel next door (Casa De Las Flores)...so we walked next door at 6:00PM. You will never have better Italian food...ever! The lasagna was phenomenal. Fresh made lasagna noodles that were so very thin. I cant stress enough how good this is. THEN...you gotta have the Tiramisu. NOT that crap we get served in the States.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our anniversary dinner while travelling through the area in November. The food was so good and the prices were really reasonable. It was nice to get a break from the typical food of the area, which was good but we wanted to taste something different. The chef even came out to ask how everything was and... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and girlfriend had trekked through costa Rica and were staying in the hotel next door to the restaurant, made a great choice visiting this place the food was fantastic and service was excellent, very friendly and helpful staff, the chef stopped to say hello and ask how the food was. The portions are huge but enjoyable

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Lisle
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Excellent food, decent prices and the gentleman that was at the front of the restaurant was wonderful. Try the homemade pizza!'

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian food prepared by someone who clearly knows what they are doing. The menu is a bit too extensive, which never serves a restaurant, imho, but the $6 quattro formaggi pizza that we ordered was as good as any I've tried in Italy (we added anchovies). Think wood-fired, thin crust. They brought out some tasty snack gratis as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It has a wonderful meal with pizzas and pasta. Waitress very good. It is OK to go with children. Quick service and TV to watch the Olympics

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went to El Girasol because we did not want to eat rice and with beans again and also because we wanted to compare it to the other big Italian restaurant in town, CahuITA. Simply put, this is by far the better of the two restaurants and we really enjoyed our meal. We had bruschetta, pizza and pasta and they... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very authentic Italian pizza & pasta. Additionally very friendly and caring staff! Simply great! Owners are real Italians coming from Ancona :)

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Thank sarita_austria
Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is cozy and the food is amazing. The owners Filippo and Marika were very welcoming and friendly. I deeply recommend this place ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 1164

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