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Congo Restaurant at Hotel San Bada

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International, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Contiguo a la entrada del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 506, Costa Rica
+506 2777 5333
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Linwood, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Congo Restaurant had such an atmosphere of oneness with nature. Floor to ceiling glass doors throughout the restaurant could be opened, so that it felt like you were virtually eating outside. Also, the landscaping was beautiful. Costa Rica has such an abundance of unusual and beautiful plants and foliage. The food was very good and the choices allowed you... More 

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Thank bobbiegraham
Kingsport, Tennessee
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The Costa Rican dishes they served were excellent, but much of the buffet on some evenings was very Americanized. Pizza, pasta, nothing special. Their breakfast selections were great, lots of fresh fruit, gallo pinto and fried plantains..

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Hudson, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We were actually staying across the street and came for dinner our 1st night. Had the seafood dinner for 2 and it was very good. Had a lobster, shrimp, lots of fish, clams, so much food we had leftovers we ate for 2 more days,it was alittle pricey though. They also had a buffet that looked pretty good. Our waiter... More 

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Thank Luv2FishAlways
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed here for a week and it was beyond amazing. The hotel is beautiful with multiple pools. One side gives you a view of the rain forest and the other the beach. You cannot beat the view of the sunset from the top level while they do $20 happy hour all you can drink! When we return to Costa... More 

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Thank Jess B
SanBada C, Public Relations Manager at Congo Restaurant at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Jess B, Thank you so much for your positive review. We love to hear about our guests experience and it is fantastic that your whole week was a great time. Thank you for the kind words about the staff, they are all very friendly and so helpful. We are really happy to hear of your plans to return. Pura... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Maykle was giving us excellent service and our stay in the hotel very enjoyable. The food was delicious . We recommend this restaurant if you visit Manuel Antonio.

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Thank tali1612
SanBada C, Public Relations Manager at Congo Restaurant at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Tali, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We are so happy to hear that you really enjoyed it. We will let Maykel know how much you appreciated his service. Thanks for recommending us. Pura Vida! Public Relations Manager More 

USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Had a brief stop over here on our 9 day tour of Costa Rica. Had our dinner and Breakfast here at Congo. Apart from cleanliness,, ambience the food was tasty, delicious and had a variety of international and local cuisine. The service was one of the BEST that we had seen. EMILIO served out table he was courteous ,friendly and... More 

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SanBada C, Public Relations Manager at Congo Restaurant at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about the Congo Restaurant. We are very happy to hear that your enjoyed the food and service. The staff here is very guest-oriented and work very hard. We also use fresh and local ingredients. Thank you for dining with us! Warm regards, Public Relations Manager More 

Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Found the food and the service at this hotel restaurant to be just average for Costa Rica. Food was edible and service was passable.

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Thank CArOlT4242014
SanBada C, Public Relations Manager at Congo Restaurant at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We wish that your experience was better at the restaurant. We normally recieve really positive reviews about the food and service. We will aplly your comments and try to make changes to ensure a better experience. Warm Regards, Public Relations Manager More 

Canton, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Food is amazing. We tried twice. We have tried • ceviche (comes with plantain cakes) • tuna sashimi (so good and fresh) • tuna tradicion (amazing) • tuna fillet with orange chipotle: best I ever had • pasta carbonara (good as when I was in Italy) • red snapper with wine sauce • pasta with seafood • rice with seafood... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Where do I start? This place is stellar! The Congo Restaurant in the Hotel San Bada was my favorite restaurant in the country on a recent 10 day trip through beautiful Costa Rica! The service was impeccable at all times each time we visited for breakfast and dinner three times. I would compare it to a five star, but that... More 

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Thank TheRealRicky
lafayette, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

The staff at this the Congo restaurant are amazing. The food was good but the staff made it great. We were met with a smile. After the first day, the staff knew our names and preferred drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contiguo a la entrada del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 5333

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