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El Arado Restaurant

Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0928
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (5 reviews)
“smoothie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and so we were a little sceptical about what we would find. However, after a short walk we came across the restaurant awash with colour, music and a friendly welcome. The portion sizes were HUGE. The...More

1  Thank ErasmusTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is pretty good they have a happy hour with 2 for 1 drinks I had the tuna pineapple wrap it was very good. The waiter spoke English very well. Very pleased with my experience

1  Thank Shane R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned here for a meal after 4 years and the food was still good. Not as good as our last visit; however, it was still worth the visit. I love the fact that its a local restaurant and the staff are friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were staying in Manuel Antonio we ate every breakfast at El Arado. What a wonderful place. We LOVE traditional Tico breakfasts and El Arado makes very authentic ones. Accompanied by a fruita smoothie. Mmmm. Super kind family make you feel right at home....More

1  Thank IBON4IT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Arado is about 300 yards off the main road, which is nice since it keeps away the crowds. Our waiter Jesús couldn’t have been any nicer to our small children. We came for breakfast, and will come back for dinner another day! Try the...More

1  Thank Emory02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fast and friendly staff. They create a welcoming environment that makes you want to come back. Great cocktails. We loved the arroz con pollo and the El Arado Burger. A+ fries as well.

1  Thank Harriet A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the man road into Manuel Antonio, this gem is not to be missed when you want to slip away from the touristy crowds. Jesus runs an authentic and creative tico café. Open at 8am for breakfast (served with fresh local fruits), the cheerful...More

1  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Super good arroz Marinera! The piña coladas are amazing and they get hand made ice cream delivered daily. Very friendly staff and super reasonable pricing!

1  Thank Mehdi R
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to eat breakfast on our way to Manuel Antonio state park. My oldest daughter does not enjoy "normal" breakfast foods, so the restaurant went out of its way to prepare her a meal not on the breakfast menu. We all enjoyed our...More

1  Thank expectingmore
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We found this restaurant after researching places to eat one night. I am glad we went there. The staff were very friendly and the decorum of the restaurant was excellent. It allowed for a nice breeze through the restaurant. Next, the natural juices and ceviche...More

Thank Michael K
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Gesselle M
24 December 2014|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0928
  • E-mail
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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