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El Lagarto

€€ - €€€Seafood, Barbecue,
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6932
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (33 reviews)
“steak” (87 reviews)
“surf and turf” (21 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, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning sunset, fabulous food and fantastic waitstaff! Absolutely loved watching our food be prepared on the coolest BBQ ever.

Thank jmelmac
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome food. Everything was cooked to perfection and the sunset from this restaurant is amazing. Staff was very helpful and were at the tables constantly.

Thank Danny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is an open air thatched roof building with high ceilings. The smells of grilling meat meet you in the parking lot and draw you helplessly closer. The wood grills are among the dinners and being feed by a wood coal conveying apparatus of...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sunset is amazing to watch from the tables. You are UP and with no obstructions to see the sun set. The service is great for small groups - we had 15 but I could tell the single tables were well served. The food is...More

Thank dav1dAllison122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Begin with the incredible sunset overlooking the pacific from a hill top. Drinks, hospitality, and food were excellent, but the service was rather slow. However, given the great view slow service was not a problem. My wife had a whole red snapper that was really...More

Thank Edam231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost didn't stop because their signs by the road said BBQ and we wanted seafood. The location looked great for a sunset view and it was so we stopped anyway. Very surprised to see almost everytning on their menu and whar we ordered was...More

Thank MowerMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably the best meal we had while in Costa Rica! The service was excellent, the food was perfect and the view was outstanding. Not to mention the price was fantastic . This is a must experience restaurant!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great night of sunset photos and meat. Kids loved this spot...ribs and tenderloin were excellent. Fun and nice change of pace from seafood.

Thank khulslander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here and thoroughly enjoyed the sunset views and great grilled seafood. Definitely recommend getting here before sunset (we arrived just after 5pm, late Feb). The grill is also a spectacle in its own right - has given me BBQ envy. Hope to return...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor quality service and food. Nice location but overpriced 3X at least for mediocre food and service. Think thrice!

Thank P C
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trina e
4 February 2018|
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Response from scottgriff71 | Reviewed this property |
They love kids. Our kids had a good time but there were 2 11 year olds and a 13 year old. They usually eat off the adult menu but I know they have burgers, chicken tenders, fries, desserts , everything a kid would eat with... More
11 May 2017|
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17 June 2016|
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Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
? I was talking about a guided tour to MA park.
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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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6932
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