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El Lagarto

) #9 of 67 Restaurants in Manuel Antonio National Park €€ - €€€ Seafood, Barbecue,
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6932
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (28 reviews)
“steak” (76 reviews)
“surf and turf” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 323 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The grilling of the food experience was fantastic just by itself, but the food was delicious & worth every penny! Not expensive at all, the drinks were just ok tho

Thank Marnie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommend El Lagarto! Beautiful views and delicious selection of meat, seafood, and veggie dishes.

Thank Lionel3032
Reviewed 4 days ago

With very nice sunset views we had good quality food. (seafood and steak) Cooked over wood fire, even the potatoes and veggies. Very tasty, well seasoned (and not oily) They had a cocktail promo as well ( buy one get 1 free). Friendly service, good...More

Thank kprimasz
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a decent steak without breaking your pocket, I recommend this place. Nice vibe, decent service and good steaks. The mojito I ordered however was horrible.

Thank DeegirlyCostaRica
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for dinner one evening to take in the view and eat something cooked over a wood fire. I ordered a steak, which was good and that came with grilled veggies and a potato -- but I thought it ovepriced at $29 USD. Service...More

Thank misstutti2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our rain forest guide recommended this place. It was totally awesome! The food couldn't be beat. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer. I ordered the ribs and my husband had a steak. He said it was one of the best steaks he had had....More

Thank Shoesrchocolate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is rustic, open air on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean. It's located about 1.5 miles from the center of town. My wife and I ordered the surf and turf. It's consisted of 3 large shrimp, 7oz beef tenderloin, baked potato...More

Thank greg t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, nice seafood and grill and it has a great ocean view, excellent for any time of the day, but at sunset is perfect..

Thank kbkcortes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner and the food was excellent and the view over the ocean amazing. A really nice evening.

Thank EPNYC1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful sunset view if you get there before 6pm. The external view of the restaurant belies the interior and the content. There is an extensive menu, and whilst I cannot speak for the 25oz porterhouse (!), the shrimp and jalapeno is excellent if you can...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the restaurant serve lunch?
11 May 2017|
Response from Blake S | Reviewed this property |
Always go for dinner. Probably
Tina T
Guided tour to where?
17 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
? I was talking about a guided tour to MA park.
What is the cost for a guided tour for ,my wife and I.
10 February 2015|
Response from Tina T |
Guided tour to where?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6932
  • E-mail
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