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“Amazing Food”
Review of Restaurante Enigma

Restaurante Enigma
Ranked #32 of 94 Restaurants in Nosara
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Description: Seafood and local produce are the basis of our menu. Seasonal recipes and respect for marine resources characterize us. Organic products and high quality meats are part of our menu. We are committed to providing our visitors with the best service to create a different experience.
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Description: Seafood and local produce are the basis of our menu. Seasonal recipes and respect for marine resources characterize us. Organic products and high quality meats are part of our menu. We are committed to providing our visitors with the best service to create a different experience.
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Enigma is a little restaurant just before getting into the main strip in Nosara. It sits in a plaza behind the gas station and, would be very easy to miss if you weren't looking for it. The view is a dusty parking lot, which is the only down side. The restaurant is nicely furnished, open air dining and, exceptionally clean. The service is good. What is absolutely spectacular about Enigma is their food. My daughter had the tuna, which she loved. I had the sea bass with roasted vegetables. The sea bass was quite possibly the best fish l've ever had. lt is hard to imagine they have a sophisticated oven so, l am not quite certain how it was cooked to such perfection...crisp on the outside and so tender inside that it fell off my fork. Perfect. Even the roasted vegetables were somehow better than most. This place is off the beaten path but if you are looking for a great meal at a fair price, this place is amazing.

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Thank kimbrasueking
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went to Enigma based on the recommendation of our hosts at Villa Mango and what a nice surprise it was. I got admit that the location isn't the best being tucked away behind the gas station, however the food and drinks where to die for. Best frozen margaritas I've had in all Costa Rica and the Seafood dish we shared was also super tasty. The service was also really good. Would come back and recommend everyone in this are to try it out.

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Thank André F
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Went to Enigma our first night in Nosara at the recommendation of a local. We were thoroughly charmed by Harold who clearly takes his pride and pleasure in creating a wonderful dining experience. The food was also excellently prepared and beautifully presented. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back 2 more times including our last evening. As others have noted, do not be put off by the location! It is truly a hidden gem!

Thank Nancy O
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A local recommended Enigma so we gave it a try with another couple staying at our condo complex. What a pleasant surprise! It’s located behind a gas station in a small, dark plaza. As we drove in the waiter, Harold, greeted us and showed us to ‘the best table in the house’. He next asked our names and continued to address us by name the entire evening. He was a great waiter, friendly and efficient tending to our every need and answering all our questions. It was a slow night with just one other group having dinner.
The food was just wonderful. Two of us had steaks and the other two had fish. My sea bass dish was just delicious. The fish was served on a bed of wonderful baby vegetables with a salad. There were a variety of sauces available. Steaks were served with roasted potatoes, vegetables and salad. We were impressed with the flaming dessert. At the end of the meal Harold brought over citrus infused bowls of water to rinse our fingers. He then placed a flower in both my and our friend’s hair. This restaurant should not be missed. It’s the best meal we’ve had since being in the area and Harold is terrific!

Thank suematt70
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Fresh ingredients, great presentation, and ever greater flavors. For me the best restaurant in town so far. Will go back again and again and will send my clients again and again.
Daniel is not a cook, he is a CHEF!

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Thank villamango
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