12 Great Places To Eat In Manuel Antonio

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In Manuel Antonio, there is no shortage of extraordinary dining experiences. You can enjoy a wide range of cuisine in many beautiful locales; from the most elegant to great casual spots. Here’s just a few of our favorites.

Agua Azul (Fish & Seafood)

This small, locally owned offers great food in a bistro atmosphere. Great views and a fun, relaxed environment.

Suggested Dish:

  • The daily specials are always great!

Barba Roja (Sushi & BBQ)

Meals range from traditional to tropical and from spicy to sweet. Chef Darren even makes his own smoked ketchup. Suggested dish: BBQ Ribs.

Café Milagro (Tropical Cuisine & Live Music)

An integral member of the Manuel Antonio community for more than 20 years, Café Milagro continues to reign as champion in providing Costa Rica’s finest coffees and most exquisite tropical cuisine and vibrant bar scene with exciting craft beers and tropical cocktails. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this friendly and energetic oasis offers an always welcoming destination during your stay in Manuel Antonio with LIVE MUSIC every night of the week from 8pm – 10pm.

Suggested Dish:

  • Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, Mango Crêpes, Banana Pancakes
  • Lunch: Fish Tacos, Avocado Salad
  • Dinner: Jerk Chicken, Tropical Shrimp

El Avion (Casual)

Delicious seafood and great casual fare are always on the menu, served in a location that offers panoramic views 150 meters above the beach. The story of El Avion, a restaurant built from an abandoned Iran-Contra era C-123 cargo plane is fascinating.

El Lagarto (Steakhouse and Seafood)

Fresh fish and locally raised meat prepared on their one-of-a-kind grill. Enjoy drinks and dinner on the terrace overlooking the sea or enjoy the great, fun ambiance in the bar.

Suggested Dishes:

  • Grilled Mahi Mahi
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Churrasco Steak

El Wagon – (Casual)

At El Wagon, you can enjoy tasty food in a great, fun ambiance. You might even see some monkeys! They also offer delivery to Villa Punto De Vista.

Suggested Dishes:

  • Hebrew National Hot Dog
  • Pizza

Emilio’s Café (Mediterranean Restaurant)

Located very close to Villa Punto de Vista, Emilio’s Café offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

Suggested Dishes:

  • Curries
  • Fresh Fish

Karola’s (Gourmet Restaurant)

Offering gourmet fusion cuisine in a modern setting, Karola’s guests enjoy excellent meals surrounded by the soothing sights and sounds of the natural environment.

Suggested Dish:

  • Grilled Sea Bass with Mango Salsa.

La Luna Restaurant At Gaia (International and Local Cuisine)

Enjoy a delicious meal, overlooking a 180 degree vista of the coastline and rainforest. La Luna also offers live music daily.

Restaurante Escalofrio (Italian)

If you’re in the mood for traditional Italian food, Escalofrio is the place to go. A great stop on your way back from the marina.

Suggested Dishes:

  • Authentic Italian Pizza
  • Homemade Gelato

Ronny’s Place (Fish & Seafood)


Known as the best place to dine and watch the sunset, Ronny’s Place serves wonderful fish and seafood.

Suggested Dishes:

  • Flaming Banana
  • Sangria


Sancho’s Taqueria (Mexican)


A great place after a day of adventure tours. Delivery to Villa Punto De Vista is also available.

Suggested Dish:

  • Wet Burrito

Victoria’s Gourmet Italian Restaurante (Italian)

Tasty Italian fare in a family-friendly environment. Delivery to the villa is available.

Updated July 26, 2018 8:58 am

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