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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (39 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (19 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Chile Viola is a wonderful low-key family-run restaurant. We enjoyed our pasta dishes and the pear salad. Prices are resonable and the service was friendly. It's a little further away from Santa Teresa (closer to Hermosa), but easy to find.

Thank wayansd
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Try the pasta, they are really good. You will be able to find a huge variety of different specialities. Fish is good and the chicken is also a must. Ask to be on the upper terasse, you will avoid being too close of the road.

Thank Franck P
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ended up at Al Chile Viola due to all the outstanding Tripadvisor reviews. We have both lived in Italy and we were craving some good homemade pasta and delicious Italian food. Alas, it was just OK. As a starter we had...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Interesting menu, modern cuisine, great quality ingredients and good service by owners. I had the carpaccio which was excellent. Wine choices also quite good.

Thank isalondon2016
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We have been regulars in Santa Teresa for four years. This restaurant has always been on our list of places to go. However at this time we found the experience a little underwhelming. The tuna tartare we ordered was very oily. The tuna carpaccio on...More

Thank michaelh10013
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Took my hubs here for his birthday while in Santa Teresa, and while we weren't so adventurous to try the highly recommended bull balls, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The pear gorgonzola salad was fabulous, the cannelloni was tasty, and my husband made his own...More

Thank Lillie C
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Really lovely waitress, superb menu and nice atmosphere. I had the beef rage and my husband had the fish wrapped in Parma ham. Great sized portions. Although they do like to ship you in and out quickly even early in the evening when quiet. Tip......More

Thank emmaanddickon
Reviewed 10 December 2016

On my recent trip to Santa Teresa, dining at Al Chile Viola was a highlight! The food is as authentic as it gets… the chef Emiliano and his wife Luz are fabulous hosts and the quality and value are excellent. My pick for the best...More

Thank VTEarthsurfer
Reviewed 8 December 2016

On recommendation of the manager of the B&B we were staying, 15 of us had dinner here. Food was delicious! Our wait staff was friendly, attentive and provided great service. The menu has a lot to offer from octopus, fresh fish to steak. Yummy tropical...More

Thank annscott9
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Beautiful , open air seating, Nice selection of food to choose from. Local fish and produce.Family operated. Solo musician with a soft Beautiful voice. Yummy Desserts.

Thank jmontana2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0433
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Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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