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La Cantina BBQ

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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0584
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Prospect, Kentucky
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and service was also very good. Not too expensive and live band. We were a party of 9 and they were able to seat us quickly and everyone loved their food and drinks.

Thank Sandi R
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1st night at hotel Costa Verde bungalow, and this seemed to be the nearest visible restaurant. Live music, but the upper deck is more muted. Very good service and excellent wood grilled food. Was talked into having a more expensive bottle of wine because they did not have the one I selected (against my better judgement). I think they should... More 

Thank ChrisBrown38
Fort Collins
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Ate in a torrential downpour but didn't get wet. Food was good and service good. Felt a little like eating at a DisneyWorld restaurant but enjoyed the meal and the jungle setting. A sloth was in the tree just outside the restaurant.

Thank artgecko1
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good food and service. Super convenient to Hotel Costa Verde. They own this restaurant and a few others on this stretch of road, but you can't charge the bill to your room. This location has live music. We weren't in the mood for that but our table was far enough away so it was very nice.

Thank Jim C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a must visit place if you're staying near the park or Quepos (it's about halfway between both). We walked here from the park entrance and ran into a group of howler monkeys just before the restaurant which certainly added to the enjoyment. The food is delicious and you are given generous proportions. My girlfriend and I were stuffed... More 

Thank Alec W
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went here first night in Manuel Antonio. Good food, reasonable. Great fish soup. Fun atmosphere. Good for kids too.

Thank Sarah A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good service, great food. View sucks but the food more than makes up for a lack of view. Easy access from the road.

Thank Tim C
Powder Springs, GA
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337 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was very convenient and located across from our hotel. The menu had a large selection of food to choose from. We didn't have to wait for a table and our server was awesome. We are here a couple of times since we all were pleased with our meals.

Thank MadameD677
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177 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were staying across the road in the hotel and actually went there twice for dinner. Food was great and not too expensive. We found the most friendly waiter who looked after us on the second night as well. Made it so much more intimate

Thank L_and_RBrisbane
Brentwood, Tennessee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great place to grab a beer in the evening and listen to the live band. Service was very good-- remember in Costa Rica you need to request your bill when you're ready to pay-- they don't bring it to the table, as it's considered rude or something along those lines.

Thank cjevey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0584

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?