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El Girasol

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Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 1164
18:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 :)

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 ;)

Thank Martina1809
Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We were so pleased to have listened to the TripAdvisor reviews so we could give El Girasol a chance. With their classy decor, cloth napkins and tablecloths, and complimentary appetizers, El Girasol looks like it'll break the budget...it won't. The value was incredible. Veggies were yay, and pizzas were divine. Go here! You won't be sorry.

Thank Kerplode
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We loved the menu and the prices were reasonable. Authentic Italian food made a nice change from the other restaurants in cahuita which mainly offer local dishes

Thank c1arexxx
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This restaurant is a hidden gem. You could almost pass right by it because unlike most restaurants it is not on the main road. They have created more of a private dining experience with a more upscale vibe. The service and food are excellent and transport you to Italy. The pizza is a super thin crust and great flavor. I... More 

Thank Cahuitainf o
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect, the setting, the service and the food. The complimentary appetizer was a very nice surprise and delicious! It is hard to find food with so much flavour and quality put into it here in central america. Especially at such a reasonable price. We will be back again before we leave Cahuita! Cannot stop thinking about that pasta!... More 

Thank shay d
Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

El Girasol was such a wonderful treat after 2 months of backpacking through central america. We felt so welcomed by the staff and we were wonderfully surprised by the delicious bread and very tasty complimentary appetizer. The portions are quite large, my husband and I shared a pasta dish and we stuffed ourselves to finish it. We travel the world... More 

Thank vandalayart
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to be seated at the only table that wasn't reserved for New Year's Eve. The setting is excellent and the tables were draped with elegant cloth and special touches for the Holiday. The chef and his wife are from Central Italy and they are both very personable and attentive! The wait staff is wonderful and I love... More 

Thank wbronkema
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Pizza was fantastic. It was one of the best I ever had (no joke), and i had many in my life! Ambiente is cosy and quiet. Napkins and sheets are out of fabric (no paper!). Felt very relaxed, happy and fully satisfied there.

Thank Iratus75
Frick, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Switzerland - our homeland - bordering Italy, and we love the Italian cuisine. It is our second visit to Costa Rica this year. The prices are quite high for CR but cheaper than in Europe, but adequate. Original Italien food must be imported expensive. Ask for the cuisine - special - is not in the menu card, and let... More 

Thank Martin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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?