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Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0062 ext. 3
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was top notch and service was excellent. Nice atmosphere right on the beach. The drinks were great too, the dessert was ok.

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Thank Bethany S
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited Shambala for dinner and it was amazing. The open concept makes for a very intimate and comfortable setting. The service was top notch. Now the food...it was simply the best! Chef Randy introduced us to flavors that we have never experienced before. Awesome experience overall. Very highly recommended!

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Thank Robin S
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Chef Randy Siles and the entire team at Shambala always outdo themselves, coming up with innovative, creative dishes that blend international-fusion cuisine with Costa Rican favorites. They use mostly organic and locally-sourced products that are the freshest, so you can't go wrong. Service is excellent and the meals are so delicious, they inspire you to come back again and again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

OMG the food, those flavors, the textures, the colors, the smell…everything. Have you ever eaten art before? Well here I got to do it and it was awesome. And you should ask about the chef, Randy is doing such a good work promoting costa rican cuisine and social work in general.

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Thank Karla U
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Randy, the Chef, show me the best Grilled Tuna ! It was delicious, professional and gourmet. Honestly, I do not have words to describe its special flavor. Highly recommended it.

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Pharr, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We renewed our vows after 40 years of marriage so we took our first honeymoon at Tropico Latino. Shambala was a superb experience for our tastes of Costa Rica! The crew of Estevan, Arnoldo , Martin and Mayra were superbly outstanding! We will return and we are already letting our friends know about our experience at Tropico Latino. Best wishes... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Shambala shines when is comes to seafood! We had scallops and I had a Tuna Salad. I could have just eaten a bowl full of the tuna and the scallops, they were that good! The prices are decent too. The service is outstanding! This place may be a bit hidden at night, but look for it! It is romantic, peaceful... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

reasonable food. service was slow but the setting was perfect. fish tacos were excellent. hotel looks like a nice place to stay

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I stayed at Hotel Tropico Latino for a week as part of the Pura Vida Surf camp so we got to know the restaurant very well. Don't miss the fish tacos and the Costa Rican bowl! Food was good and fresh. Service was excellent. The views are to die for.

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Thank CK R
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I went there with my parents. We have had a delicious dinner. The food was excellent, with a beautiful decoration. The staff was really kind. And most of all, the prices were really afordables for the quality of the food. I definitely recomand it !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
Central American, Seafood, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0062 ext. 3
Description
¨Cuisine That Plays Your Senses¨We offer creative alternatives that break through the traditional cuisine frontiers. Enjoy the sense of peace and tranquility that our delicious dishes inspire while seated next to the Pacific Ocean.During your stay in Santa Teresa, Shambala Restaurant offers you an innovative dinning option. We specialize in healthy dishes with fresh and organic products.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?