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“Service - exceptional”

Gondola Gourmet Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 100 Restaurants in Manuel Antonio
Price range: US$3 - US$42
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food at Gondola is very good. The service, even better.

We had lunch and a couple of evening meals here, during our holiday in late November.

We ate in the restaurant one evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The portion sizes were just right, the choices reasonable and the presentation beautiful. It was expensive, but we enjoyed the food and the experience and so didn't mind paying a little extra.

We ordered room service from Gondola to Hotel Plaza Yara one evening. The food delivered was nice, but not really worth the price when out of the ambience of the restaurant. We do not recommend this.

Gondola offer pool side snacks and drinks at Hotel Plaza Yara. Again, the service is very professional, friendly and unobtrusive. The lunch menu is more limited but very good.

Overall, I would recommend this restaurant if you are not on a tight budget!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Our final meal here in Quepos and it was great! The restaurant was quiet when we arrived and the friendly server met us at the door. We were treated to fast and efficient service - a quality meal - and some delicious recommendations - all for reasonable prices. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends to enjoy a quality meal.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We had a group of 10 invididual.......we had reservations....and we were the only people in the restaurant. From the minute we walked in.....the staff was completely overwhelmed with our group and we couldn't figure out why. Before the waiter took our order.....he made a personal plug to us that he would set up an umbrella and beach chairs on the beach for us.....weird but okay.....just take our drink orders please! Then we place our drink orders and it took 15 minutes to get them.....water and wine....nothing too difficult! The Wine (the best they had in the house) was HORRIBLE! We didn't finish the bottle. Then when it was time to place our orders.....another plug for beach chair setup! It took forever to get our food......and when it did arrive, some of us got our food and others got their food 10 minutes later! Most of us ordered Pasta Bolonese and others ordered Steak and Seafood. Those with the Steak and Seafood were so disappointed.....literally they hardly touched any of it. Waiters didn't ask why....they just took the plates and again made ANOTHER PLUG for Beach Chairs....this time to our children to remind their parents! AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS!

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1  Thank teresahill
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I went here during a family vacation for December Break. I was utterly disappointed. The appetizers that we ordered were amazing, although the kitchen mixed up our orders with another table’s, so they took a very long time to come out. The other table arrived about 15 minutes later than us, but got their food 15 minutes earlier than us. Shameful! By the time we finished our appetizers, which actually made me forget about the terrible service, our mains took an awfully long time as well. My parents’ seafood platter was over cooked and dry, and my brother’s ravioli was cold. As for my meal, the beef totally did not go well with the mushroom cream sauce served with it. Terrible menu choice. The dessert was good, but everything was served in awfully small portions. All in all, I had a bad experience. If you come here, come only for the appetizers. Everything else about it is a disgrace to all restaurants in Manuel Antonio.

1  Thank Jonah F
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The food was either over cooked or cold, the service was not good (slow and our waiter was unbelievably strange). The main courses took forever to come out, and we’re bland. do not eat here. There were no redeeming qualities. Avoid at all costs.

1  Thank zachfleisher
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