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Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 1164
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Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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cahuita
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It really does help that the owners are friendly and from Italy! The seafood is fresh, the pasta is homemade, and the desserts are to die for!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There can be a debate about which of the two Italian restaurants in the area has the best pizza. I will just say that this place has the best variations of pizzas although the other place has a better crust. What they do stand out in is service that is attentive and well thought out. The lighting is a bit... More 

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Thank Roldan L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had pizza and lobsters and they were both fantastic. Small, family-run business with a particular charm. Recommended.

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Thank David C
Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Cahuita for 3 nights and we ate at this place 2 of the 3 nights. We would have 3 out of 3 nights however they are closed in Wednesday so we had to go to a different place. It was right beside our hotel so we wanted to try it out. The food is... More 

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Thank nicjean79
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to eat here, as per recommendation on our last night of our trip. It was the best meal we had in town!

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Thank Spudfarmer
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

El Girasol has a nice selection on the menu and always offers a fresh and tasty specials! The service is excellent and you always get your plate with a smile. I can only recommend El Girasol! Fabulous food, nice wines, prefect service .. feel spoiled and happy :-)

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A wonderful surprise of an Italian restaurant, bursting with warmth and joy like the sunflower from which it gets its name ("Girasol"). Lovely and understated ambience with a few tables that peer into an immaculate chef's kitchen. The owners are a young couple from Italy and they enjoy cooking ad hatting with their guests. Very attentive staff and always at... More 

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Thank Rachel C
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

In addition to a beautiful setting, the food is genuine, and no corners are cut in food preparation! Everything is freshly prepared, and the house wines are good! The desserts are decadent, and the service is spectacular! Will come time and time again!

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Thank Spudfarmer
Florida Keys
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed at the little hotel next door (Casa De Las Flores)...so we walked next door at 6:00PM. You will never have better Italian food...ever! The lasagna was phenomenal. Fresh made lasagna noodles that were so very thin. I cant stress enough how good this is. THEN...you gotta have the Tiramisu. NOT that crap we get served in the States.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went here for our anniversary dinner while travelling through the area in November. The food was so good and the prices were really reasonable. It was nice to get a break from the typical food of the area, which was good but we wanted to taste something different. The chef even came out to ask how everything was and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St. | Frente Hotel Vaz, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 1164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?