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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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Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a late lunch at this hideaway that gets rave reviews by the locals. We had the Trio Del Mar: huge grilled shrimp with the heads still on them, grilled whole calamari tubes with tenacles, and local grilled seabass dressed with lemon and vegetables. Food was so good we went back for more the next day... More 

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Thank Danny H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had a wonder view of Manuel Antonio Park. They had excellent coffee and dessert (be sure to try the key lime pie).

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Thank Sarah T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best cafe in the area. The food comes quickly , fresh and served well. Great jazz music, great atmosphere. Amazing view to the ocean!

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Thank Maor R
Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view and nothing else to offer. Just the two of us. Not friendly overpriced and mediocre food. Pretentious

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Thank John B
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special we thought the place was spectacular by the reviews and we did not like anything. That hurts the place is not so ugly but they offer it does not come close to what they write

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Thank sofi0583
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cosy place to have drinks and enjoy your food. Great sunset view! Very friendly staff and fresh delicious food! Would highly recommend coming here when you are in MA.

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Thank jdeled
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place and will return for another meal before we leave...my husband had the sea bass and stated it has been his best meal since arrived 10 days ago...I had the chicken and it was cooked perfect which is the 1st time since we arrived my food has not been overcooked...this place is a must stop...to add the... More 

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Thank skiingfrog
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in a 100 mile radius,not just in Manuel Antonio! Actually maybe all of the country. Awesome fish dishes, great view and service. It's like you've stepped into a little restaurant on a side street in Europe. Looks like they have awesome desserts too but we've never left enough room to try any of them!

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Thank Keiith P
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see how a very diverse and talented group of people that are working in the area repeat visiting the restaurant in several occasions. The food is not to be shocked but they use good ingredients, portions are great and simple cooking techniques are apply perfectly. After eating there several times and from all the comments of... More 

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Thank Pabrö S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an asianica salad, super yummy! My friend had the tuna; it looked incredible, she loved it! Drinks and lunches were very reasonable, the staff was great!

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Thank Chrissy L

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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?