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El Arado

) #33 of 67 Restaurants in Manuel Antonio National Park €€ - €€€ , , Seafood
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0928
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a wonderful dinner of traditional Costa Rican food. The whole grilled sea bass was delicious. The service was excellent. The prices were very good as well.

Thank Harley2007_12
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wanted local Costa Rican food. Trip Advisor suggested El Arado. The food and service were excellent. Like home cooking. Cheap for what we had. The whole grilled fish was more than enough for 2 and probably enough for 3. Family run, friendly service. Gave us...More

Thank Wabi S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on our way to the beach. We ordered a typical breakfast and it was a large portion and very good. The lady who runs the place and the B&B next door is super friendly.

Thank Brent C
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered our dinners by physically pointing to the items from the casado menu (filet of fish and filet of chicken), the meals came and they were both chicken based! We didn't say anything... When the bill came, we were overcharged (over double the price)...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place was awesome. Really tasty "typical food" and amazing pico de gallo, the best I've ever tasted. The family that runs it are super friendly and the location is beautiful right on the hillside. We even got to see some squirrel monkeys while having...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The food was amazing and very fresh. We enjoyed the nacho starter and then various snapper dishes and saltin (a specialty). All,portions were generous and we left with happy smiles on our faces. Off the beaten path so it was not crowded. This is a...More

1  Thank CaliAmyW
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food and hospitality is excellent and very well priced. One of our favorite places. Apparently they are on the old road to Manuel Antonio from Quepos so you need to take a side road across from Hotel California.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Having had seven different dining experiences in Manuel Antonio and Quepos I would have to say El Arado was my favorite. Very authentic and the family who owned or worked there were fantastic in getting our food ordered and prepared. Everything was wonderful. I had...More

Thank medicaprx
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, affordable, delicious food and service. They do not speak English, but that does not hinder your ordering! Nice folks, nice atmosphere and you will feel right at home.

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We tried El Arado primarily because we were staying just a couple of doors away and were looking for a convenient dinner spot. The reviews we read recommended the whole fish, and they were absolutely right. We had the whole fried snapper and it was...More

Thank cnelson2719
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Gesselle M
Hi. How far away are you from Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort?
24 December 2014|
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Response from CachoMartinez |
HI Gesselle, It´s about 6 or 7 hours driving! Forget it. Late at last!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0928
  • E-mail
Description
If you are looking for an Authentic Costa Rican meal El Arado is your place! We have no hamburgers or pizza on the menu. Only traditional home cooked meals.

Tell your taxi driver we are located on the old road to Manuel Antonio 100 meters south of the hotel Villa Teca.
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