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Cafe Agua Azul

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$$ - $$$
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Villas del Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5280
11:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We ate there three times on our vacation. The Costa Rican snapper was excellent. Also good was the panko crusted tuna and the macadamia-coconut crusted Mahi-mahi. Definitely a place to go for lunch or dinner. Nice views also.

Thank Aimee R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim because parking was available (can be tricky in MA) my husband and I had a wonderful lunch, Mahi mahi was so fresh and tasty! Spectacular views of the ocean.

Thank Christi B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I have been eating at Agua Azul for over ten years and never been disappointed. Last week was my most recent visit and once again everything was first rate. Excellent food, a fun atmosphere and the friendliest staff (and in Costa Rica that's a serious achievement). You can eat clean, healthy food .... try any of the grilled fish dishes... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

they catch their seafood twice a day. Once in the morning for lunch and once in the day for dinner. We had the coconut crusted mahi and the Costa Rican Snapper. Both muy muy bien. Also Highly recommend the tuna tostadas. Amazing!

Thank BrookeHeck828
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Make sure you are clear for rain for a bit then go to this restaurant! Loved the Tuna Tostadas as a starter. Had the grilled fish salad for lunch. Shared a lovely bottle of wine and looked out at one of the best views in town. It's small and I understand it gets busy at sunset. They also have burgers... More 

Thank 1goodcook
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

American rock music, giant hamburgers, a proprietor from South Carolina ... mixed with a small open air bar with a view of the ocean that can't be beat. (We saw diving birds and a parasailer ... and OCEAN.) This is definitely worth a lunch or sunset visit, for the ambiance and a little taste of the USA.

Thank Debbie T
Orange, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The service was great and the food, well can say enough. Was very busy but was able to get a table right away. They also had live entertainment! Very much recommend this place

Thank Maria J
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Beautiful view and nice people. The kids menu was good and the food was all delicious. Would recommend a stop in for lunch on your visit to Manuel Antonio.

Thank Alison G
Brandon, Mississippi
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

My husband and I visited Agua Azul a few weeks ago on a Friday night around 6 pm. The staff is very friendly, and the view is excellent. They were extremely busy, so service was pretty slow, but we weren't in a hurry, so no big deal - I only mention that for people that are in a hurry or... More 

Thank Kim W
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We saw a sloth right from our table. We hung out until sunset. Great drinks and food. The kitchen sink nachos with their house hot sauce is very good!

Thank Dave T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villas del Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 5280

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