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El Arado Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, Fusion,
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0928
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (5 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to eat breakfast on our way to Manuel Antonio state park. My oldest daughter does not enjoy "normal" breakfast foods, so the restaurant went out of its way to prepare her a meal not on the breakfast menu. We all enjoyed our...More

Thank expectingmore
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this restaurant after researching places to eat one night. I am glad we went there. The staff were very friendly and the decorum of the restaurant was excellent. It allowed for a nice breeze through the restaurant. Next, the natural juices and ceviche...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, quick kitchen and friendly staff. We spoke to the owner for a while and he was very entertaining. Perfect spot to eat and a short walk if you're staying on the road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio.

Thank nicholasjlymer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on the reccomendation of our guide and thank god! It looked just like any other generic tourist restaurant from the outside, but the vibe and welcome as soon as you enter set it aside from any other tourist restaurant. The staff were...More

Thank Hoppy22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local tour guide told us this was a great local cafe and we decided to take him up on it. A little off the Quepos main area, but fun, delicious and friendly!!

Thank cathycleaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After many dinners across Costa Rica we have to admit this was one of the best ones we had. The service was great and the food was very delicious. We ordered a burger and a fish dish both were great. We highly recommend this place...More

Thank Mattijs S
ELARADO, Propietario at El Arado Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mattijs S Thank you for sharing your experience with us, the freshness of our products make your dish the best, we work to offer a good customer service & thank you for recommending us! We hope to see you one more time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something typical at a reasonable price. As our host recommend El Arado we went there. The food (especially the Fish with the Seafood Sauce) was delicious and the owner very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed it so much that we went...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because our hotel recommended it & it came with a free cocktail. Well the meal was delicious & we ordered more fresh cocktails. Gentleman who served us was very friendly too! Highly commended.

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 4 November 2017

such a welcoming place with fabulously fresh food. Owner, Jesus and his fam are attentive with great 'tudes. always a pleasure to eat amongst 'friends'

Thank kathykastner
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, kind people, good music! Walked there on a rainy night because it was close to where we are staying. Would definitely return just for the food.

Thank cherylcov
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Gesselle M
25 December 2014|
Response from CachoMartinez |
HI Gesselle, It´s about 6 or 7 hours driving! Forget it. Late at last!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Seafood, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0928
  • E-mail
If you are looking for an Authentic Costa Rican meal El Arado is your place! We have no hamburgers or pizza on the menu. Only traditional home cooked meals. Tell your taxi driver we are located on the old road to Manuel Antonio 100 meters south of the hotel Villa Teca.
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