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Balu's Beach Bar

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
| Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0437
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
| Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Balu was a great little beach bar. We stopped for a quick drink and ended up staying a few hours. My boyfriend rented a surf board and our waiter set up an umbrella and chairs for us on the beach. Everyone was very friendly. Drinks...More

Thank clove78
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little beach bar that sits right on the sand. You can order drinks and take them out to the beach or sit in their open restaurant and have some food. We did both and all was reasonably priced. Very nice staff...More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Not only is this bar right in the ocean with exceptional views, the chocolate milkshakes we're out of this world. We all got one, you should too.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The food was excellent. I had a traditional Casado, others in the party had the chicken sandwich and fish sandwich. All the food was excellent. We also went several times and just got drinks to enjoy on the beach.

Thank mommytorw
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a bite and a beverage right on the water. Nice staff and good food and the view is amazing.

Thank Sumbuca360sux
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great stop along the beach if you are in Manuel Antonio! Right on the beach so the views are amazing. The food was good and the menu was somewhat large! I had the fish taco's which were delicious! The fish was SUPER fresh! The fish...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Balu's offers perhaps the best view of the sunset in Manuel Antonio. The food is really good traditional fare and has kid friendly options. Not sure about strength of drinks as we just had beer (Imperial). The ceviche was fresh and service was good. No...More

Thank Jonah97
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We came here everyday we were in Manuel Antonio for lunch right on the beach. It is such a unique atmosphere with good food and drinks at reasonable prices. It became out favorite lunch spot!

Thank Summitcolorado88
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I like dive bars and this one fit the bill. The beach in Manuel Antonio is, well, let's just say I'm guessing you could get just about anything you want, if you know what I mean. That's not to say that if you choose to...More

Thank ffprow
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Friendly service, fish was good, nachos weren't. Drinks were watered down, so order a bottle of beer to get actual alcohol, if u need that. Great location on the beach to watch sunsets.

Thank PitaLemon
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Questions & Answers
27 November 2017|
Response from clove78 | Reviewed this property |
I do believe you can set up lessons or just rent the board.
15 September 2015|
Response from Johanna R | Property representative |
Off course we can accommodate you on that date. We also offer weaddings and events service, you can check our page on Facebook Pura Love Weaddings. For more information contact me on Facebook Restaurante Balu or Pura Love... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0437
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