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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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18:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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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 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 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 

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Bern
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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.

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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 

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Thank Martin S
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We compared the two top rated italian restaurants (cahuITA pizzeria and El Girasol) in cahuita. In both restaurants we had pizza and in both cases the pizza was greate. El Girasol uses a bit less cheese which gives the pizza another taste then cahuITA pizzeria. Because cahuITA pizzeria uses a wooden oven the taste of there pizza is more "flamed".... More 

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Thank Paul H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

just to the point. service excellent, food amazing, the restaurant very well set for a dinner, more important the passion of chef Filippo is what make the difference well done chef see u soon for the 3time

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We felt like treating ourselves this evening so we decided to go to this restaurant which, by the crisp white tablecloths and ambience, offered quality cuisine. The first thing that struck me was the sight of about two dozen shiny silver frying pans hanging from the ceiling of the kitchen, in order of size. Wow, that's a serious chef, I... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Excellent Italian restaurant serving all types of dishes (pasta,fresh pasta, pizza, meat, fish). All dishes tasted great, service was nice, waiters competent and speak great english in case you need that. Restaurant room is nicely decorated and tables are well spaced. A great place to have dinner!! I definitely recommend this restaurant. Really good job to the chef Filippo and... More 

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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?