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Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 66101, Costa Rica
+506 2640 1106
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster tacos” (109 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“mango” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 66101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The taco’s were amazing and so was the service. Sat right on the beach to have dinner. Live music was a nice touch. The only downside was the bill, which was quite high. $28 for 1 person (taco’s, 1 coca cola and a beer).

Thank Nadine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Habanero this evening with my husband and daughter, on the recommendation of a few people we’d met in Santa Teresa and the people at our hotel. Our meal was disappointing and by far the most expensive we’ve had in Santa Teresa, perhaps even...More

Thank cath0gan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a primo spot in ST, right on the beach and away from the dusty main drag. Fun, festive atmosphere, with a DJ mixing music while we ate. Service was disappointing. Our waiter was funny and encouraged the kids (and adults) to use their...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a feeling this place might satisfy my cravings for lobster. A delicious and generous taco dishwith flavour umami and a side of sautéed vegetables that was very tasty. The lobster was cooked perfectly and it oozes flavour. The selection of in house salsa picante...More

Thank FredoTO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food but pricy, slow service and only cash. Happy hour between 5 and 6 pm just in time to watch the sunset.

Thank aakermark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Habaneros for dinner; we were welcomed & seated immediately. Resatuarant is beachside. Choice of available tables was ours. We enjoyed lobster tacos, & the ‘catch of the day’ tacos (which was Mahi Mahi). Both menu items were fresh & delicious. Prior to receiving...More

Thank Gord B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are not that many restaurants right on the beach in Santa Teresa, and Habanero's has one of the best locations imaginable. If you arrive fairly early, around 4:30, you can stake out a table on the edge of their property so you will have...More

Thank Lolansky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Habaneros are a really nice restaurant at the beach with such a lovely staff! The food is really tasty and they make their own specialities! The carrot-dip with the chips as a starter is just delicious! Went here twice and the last time the music...More

Thank Silje M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a wedding anniversary dinner for 20 friends and family to be held at Habaneros. From the first contact with Hadar, we knew we were in good hands. We live in Chicago so everything was planned via text messages. Hadar was very responsive to...More

Thank RNRChicago_IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most expensive food we had while in Santa Teresa. It was also the worst! The drink I ordered tasted like jet fuel and it had a lime garnish that must have been cut the week prior. Ordered two apps and one had...More

Thank Amundson567
PlayaCieloResort, General Manager at Habaneros, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience, that was certainly not our intention. The quality of the food we serve is our top priority, we always use fresh products both in the kitchen and in the bar. We always make sure with our...More

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5 March 2018|
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Response from carlospiedra | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem, staff is really friendly!!!
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Dustin G
17 February 2016|
Response from PlayaCielo | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, most of our food choices on our menu are gluten free! The only items with flour tortilla are our tacos and burritos. We have a great selection of fresh fish, seafood, salads and meat to choose from all without any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | Playa Cielo Hotel, Santa Teresa 66101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 1106
  • E-mail
Beautiful beachfront Mexican fusion restaurant located in the highly rated Playa Cielo hotel. Daily specials according to the catch of the day (lobster and fish are a house specialty!) Combined with a rich diverse menu, serving fresh ingredients to your table. An amazing selection of delicious, naturally flavored maragaritas, to sip while watching the incredible sunset views. Come and enjoy our food and atmosphere!
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