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al chile viola

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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Not sure if Santa Teresa or Playa del Carmen really have a down town, but there are stretches of road that are much busier and dustier then the one outside al chile viola. This place had it all! Great ambiance. Creative menu with fresh ingredients. Wonderful flavor. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Brian B
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We stayed in Santa Teresa in February for 3 weeks. We are now planning our next vacation and my wife and I were fondly remembering our time in Costa Rica and what we loved about it. When we talked about our dining experiences we both immediately said al chile viola was amazing. I thought I should write a review even... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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203 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Being in the area on the off season, there are not a ton of restaurants that are open. We were pleased to see that Al Chile Viola opened up for three days. We went with friends and family- kids from 12-15years old. What we ordered: Tuna Carpaccio, Calamari, House Salad, Veggie Lasagna, Beef Tenderloin, Jumbo Prawn, Shrimp Ravioli, Yellowfin, Banana... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Fantastic. You would never guess you'd have the best italian meal in costa rica. The pasta was outstanding

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Thank CharltonDon
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Went here with my family. The tuna tartar was delicious and the service was really good.... I had a bolognese pasta and was not good at all... The pasta was over cooked and soft, the sauce had oregano and no taste at all. I put tons of salt and Parmesan cheese and wasn't able to get a taste into it.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

During my recent stay in Santa Teresa, I had the opportunity to dine at Al Chile Viola. There were a few chef's specials from which to select an entree which made my choosing difficult. I finally selected a piece of lomo or beef shoulder/tenderloin which is accompanied by a potato tart. To begin, I was served some warm bread which... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stayed just up the hill and this was highly recommended. The food was excellent, service also, I had a beef tenderloin dish, my wife a shrimp dish. Both were presented very well with complex flavors and obvious love put in them. The husband wife team works hard to please and showed us a version of Italian that will please... More 

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Thank David F
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Every dish we ordered was delicious! Fabulous cocktails to go with the food, a lovely terrace and friendly Italian & Tico staff.

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Thank hpuiglarrauri
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

The bast home maid pasta!!!and the only place that got a great mozzarella!love the mochito!great sarvis and good vibes :)

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Thank בר ב
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

The bast home maid pasta!and the only place that have a good motzarle!!excellent mochito!great sarvis and good vibes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?