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Manuel Antonio | Inside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 9153
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was just by our hotel so we gave it a try ...after a somewhat too long waiting food arrived- all courses including deserts were top notch Pity that the place was virtually empty during our stay....may not exist for long 😒

Thank nhashai
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went twice to this restaurant during our four nights on this strip. The ravioli is fabulous as well as their beef. The setting is lovely as they have the jungle on the back. The service is attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank iceqween13
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had the mussel soup to start. Very flavorful and rich. My main was the riccota pesto stuffed ravioli. The stuffing had a strange ratio between the ingredients, but the sauce used was very tasty. I ordered the creme brulee as my dessert. However it seemed like this was prepared far in advance rather than freshly made. Instead of cracking a... More 

Thank Ellen E
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It is a good thing we didn't eat here our first night in Manuel Antonio because we wouldn't have gone anywhere else if we had (and would have needed to walk the MA park twice everyday)! To start with, the octopus carpaccio was fresh and expertly sliced thinly, accented with olive oil and garlic. Even my non-daring friend raved about... More 

Thank sandoman1
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I stayed at the Hotel Plaza Yara and they offer a 10% off the meal if you ate which was awesome! I had the Scoglio pasta and malaga salad. Excellent wine selection and superb service.

Thank Chris D
Montreal, Canada
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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were a large table of 10, and although the service might have been a bit slow to accommodate our group, everything was prepared top notch. Delicious food, and a large variety of fish, seafood, meats and pasta to choose from. The ravioli manuel (spinach filled) was great, shrimps were large and juicy, and the seafood mixed plate was bursting... More 

Thank not-a-redshirt
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I don't usually review restaurants but this place really is superb. The first night we ate here we had seafood, pasta, carpaccio, brownie... and loved it so much we came back the next night too! The staff are excellent and very friendly - a real great place.

Thank ianrossmanchester
Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My family loved this restaurant and have visited it twice. The food is fantastic, the wine list extensive, and the service is excellent. The setting is also beautiful with views into the forest.

Thank harbar1
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I'll start out by saying I'm a foodie. I deeply research and plan what restaurants I am going to eat at before arriving at my vacation spot. While this was in my top 5 I hadn't actually reserved until the concierge at Gaia said their guests always returned happy. We loved it so much that we ended up eating their... More 

Thank LorikAtlanta
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

In our last visit to Manuel Antonio and on the way back home we stopped at the gondolas restaurant situated on the main road . It was the best food we had in the weekend and definitely we will go there again next time we visit Manuel Antonio . They have homemade pasta and the food is prepared by an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$42
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio | Inside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 9153
This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.

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