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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€, American, Caribbean
Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio 311-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2777
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (37 reviews)
“fish sliders” (5 reviews)
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Seafood, Fast food, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio 311-6350, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel. This beachfront bar was great. On the beach. The food was very good, and the service was really nice. Much better food than at their main restaurant. Unfortunately does not serve food every night.

Thank kevindmello56
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife really wanted to try Playitas for lunch this trip (We have a home in Manuel Antonio.) and I'm so glad she insisted as it turned out to be one of the best meals we had. The location is stunning: dining under the trees...More

Thank amigodecr
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Well, the place itself is nice and classy. We initially wanted to book our Costa Rica vacation at this hotel, but they were fully booked. We went over to check it out for the future, and book what turned out to be an amazing massage...More

2  Thank Jo T
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice bistro, in the better end of the areas restaurants butexpensive. None the less all you would need for a very comfortable day at the beach. Payed 25 dollars a person to use all facilities as a nonresident of the resort. This included, towels,...More

Thank lnchCopenhagen
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I'm not a big eater. But this place is only one of two places I've traveled to in which I wasn't even done with the meal and I was wondering what I was gonna order for my next meal. The other place was Italy. I've...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Like to sit at the beach, among the shade trees at the edge of the sand with amazing views of the azure water? Now add great food. Truly a combination that can't be beaten. We were a party of 11, ranging in age from 9...More

Thank Postrema
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Some locals in Manuel Antonio recommended us this restaurant after going out from Manuel Antonio in a raining afternoon. All the portions of our food were too small and bad presented. We could not finish our plates because the quality was bad and we asked...More

Thank ceramico4432
Reviewed 15 September 2017

What an amazing dining experience! Enjoy locally-grown, sustainably-sourced ingredients prepared in creative and delightful dishes, with a backdrop of the rainforest and a view of the Pacific. For those seeking GLUTEN FREE options: If you are looking for excellently-prepared and delicious gluten free dishes, you...More

Thank dtowncarter
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The hotel of Arenas Del Mar has what looks to be a totally private beach that is served by Playitas Restaurant. Burgers are great, drinks served with a smile, and all on a surreal private beach setting. Pura Vida!

Thank Jhhoy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Have lunch on a beautiful, secluded beach with your toes in the sand and exceptional service. Homemade tortilla and plantain chips with guac and the "back to life ceviche" were among our favorites. The red sangria and mojitos are delightful.

Thank liserhoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2777
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