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La Cantina BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0584
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Fort Collins
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in a torrential downpour but didn't get wet. Food was good and service good. Felt a little like eating at a DisneyWorld restaurant but enjoyed the meal and the jungle setting. A sloth was in the tree just outside the restaurant.

Thank artgecko1
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and service. Super convenient to Hotel Costa Verde. They own this restaurant and a few others on this stretch of road, but you can't charge the bill to your room. This location has live music. We weren't in the mood for that but our table was far enough away so it was very nice.

Thank Jim C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit place if you're staying near the park or Quepos (it's about halfway between both). We walked here from the park entrance and ran into a group of howler monkeys just before the restaurant which certainly added to the enjoyment. The food is delicious and you are given generous proportions. My girlfriend and I were stuffed... More 

Thank Alec W
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here first night in Manuel Antonio. Good food, reasonable. Great fish soup. Fun atmosphere. Good for kids too.

Thank Sarah A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, great food. View sucks but the food more than makes up for a lack of view. Easy access from the road.

Thank Tim C
Powder Springs, GA
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337 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was very convenient and located across from our hotel. The menu had a large selection of food to choose from. We didn't have to wait for a table and our server was awesome. We are here a couple of times since we all were pleased with our meals.

Thank MadameD677
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177 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were staying across the road in the hotel and actually went there twice for dinner. Food was great and not too expensive. We found the most friendly waiter who looked after us on the second night as well. Made it so much more intimate

Thank L_and_RBrisbane
Brentwood, Tennessee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great place to grab a beer in the evening and listen to the live band. Service was very good-- remember in Costa Rica you need to request your bill when you're ready to pay-- they don't bring it to the table, as it's considered rude or something along those lines.

Thank cjevey
Montreal, QC
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We saw the roaring bbq fire and decided to stop in for dinner. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a nice feel. The food was good, if a little expensive. Would recommend for the vibe, but there are lots of other restaurants to choose from in the area.

Thank JEMontreal_QC
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The food here was adequate but overpriced. It appeared to be more about quantity than quality. Some pieces of the (imported) meat on my kebab were fine and some were tough. It is in a very nice setting and is quite lively when the band are playing. On that note, the music was a little loud at times for a... More 

Thank buddyorbison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0584

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