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The Gilded Iguana Restaurant

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Playa Guiones | 50 m south of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
+506 2215 6949
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
30 Mar 2018
“New and super nice”
“Hell Ya!”
Closed Now
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, South American
€€ - €€€
Playa Guiones | 50 m south of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE...It has absolutely incredible decor, the service is perfect and the food is on point. You wont go wrong, Also check out their sister restaurant, 10 Pies, equally as good!

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gilded Iguana was always a locals favorite, but has undergone a substantial makeover, both in terms of décor and cuisine. The new design is definitely Costa Rica modernist, as are many new facilities in Nosara, and the seating is pleasant and airy. The cuisine...More

Thank stanclauson
Reviewed 22 April 2018

There is no tico charm here.The restaurant looks like something straight of South Beach. Super modern.The menu is entirely confusing and, the staff can't explain it to you. My lunch companion speaks perfect Spanish so, we had communication on our side but it didn't work...More

Thank kimbrasueking
Reviewed 19 April 2018

the food was delicious and the setting really lovely. more "fine dining" and fancy than most things in the area but still very casual - felt like a nice treat. <3

Thank Sacha J
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Enjoyed both lunch and dinner, choice of small and large dishes, or just have a drink or espresso. Charming service. I would likely stay at this hotel on my next trip. Perfect location to surfing beach. Brand new super clean and modern.

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the remodeled restaurant yesterday. Very nice, fresh and smart design and super friendly service. This is a bit more expensive, but all the dishes we tried were really good. We can really recommend a visit. I would like to stay at the hotel...More

Thank Olof L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guiones | 50 m south of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2215 6949
  • E-mail
The restaurant at the Gilded Iguana will be up and running for Nov 2014. The new management brings the BEST food in the area and finally will get the spotlight they deserve. Look for more info to be released soon.
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