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Emilio's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6807
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Tuesday
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic view! The food was excellent as well. We tried a bit of everything in our group of 6. Would highly recommend this place for anything from coffee & dessert to lunch to a great setting for live music.

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Thank Foxglovely
Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether I stop at Emilio's just for coffee, or full breakfast, light lunch or dinner with live music, I alway leave with the feeling of being well nourished and satisfied. My stomach is happy and so is my spirit. The staff is very friendly and attentive, it feels like being served by friends. The service is fast, even in the... More 

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Thank AninaFeb2016
South Boston, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

People kept advising us to do breakfast here, but we opted for dinner and loved it! Really wonderful seafood dishes and lovely entertainment. We enjoyed it so much we are returning for our last dinner this vacation.

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Thank jfulton3
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Emilio's cafe is by far the best place you'll find for breakfast, lunch and great food for dinner !! Anytime we came there it was great. Emilio recommended the whole Red Snapper fish and it was grilled perfectly The service is great and fast. Emilio himself is very very nice !!!! And gave us great tips on activities in the... More 

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Thank Haim S
Dunedin, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Emilio has created a wonderful taste of South America and the Mediterranean. His wide-ranging menus run from delicious breakfast and lunch offerings to Mediterranean fish and poultry dinner specialties. Be sure to save room for dessert. The chocolate macaroons are out of this world! The restaurant has one of the best views around and is decorated with colorful sophistication. Emilio... More 

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Costa Rica
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Emilio's cafe so many times as we live in Quepos and it's still one of our Favourite places to go to around Manuel Antonio. The staff is great, the food is awesome & the view is is simply stunning. Definitely worth visiting when in Manuel Antonio!

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Thank JackpotSportFishing
Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here one night as it was walking distance from my hotel and the food was excellent. It is a bit pricey, although the quality of the meal did not disappoint.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came back on a couple occasions to enjoy the whole experience. The friendly staff are a pleasure to be around, and the view overlooks the luscious trees and beach in the distance. Worth a try.

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Winnipeg
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and large portions are the norm at this restaurant. On several visits food and service was consistent!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great seafood, many gluten free options, worth the price. Service was great, seems a good place for coffee and sweets in the morning.

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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
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6807

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