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Le Papillon

Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, Spanish, South American
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| Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0355
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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240 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a sunset dinner and the only drawback was the walk from the parking area to the main building. The waiter (Jose) was excellent and made sound recommendations of which I selected the rack of lamb, which was fabulous and presented very well. The other mains ordered were the beef tenderloin, salmon and for our vegetarian friend, he... More 

1 Thank Terry W
Appleton, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to this restaurant last year for lunch and decided to come for dinner. The daytime views are spectacular and the sunset views did not disappoint. There is a nice cocktail menu and a good wine list. I enjoyed the hearts of palm salad; our waiter recommended the seared tuna salad to my husband who was not disappointed.... More 

Thank Laurie A
Munich, Germany
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Actually, this is the restaurant of the hotel La Mariposa. The site is stunning, our food was excellent, just like the service. Our starters: salad (with good olive oil), mussels, then white fish in a sesame crust and vegetables, on mashed bananas, and tuna fish teriyaki with vegetable and potatoes. Dessert: coconut flan. All the food was excellent and refined,... More 

1 Thank Isabeloula
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This restaurant was located in our hotel, Mariposa, and we decided to eat here one night. The restaurant is elegant, peaceful, and has a beautiful view. There were several seafood choices and we had the tuna and the salmon, both were perfectly cooked. We ordered dessert too, which was great. Although I enjoyed the meal, the restaurant is pricy for... More 

1 Thank sharms202
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in this hotel/restaurant just by chance, just to visit the bar and have a drink. We had been told that the view was worth a visit. Well, that was not totally accurate: the view is breathtaking. Attention is superb and we were invited to use the beautiful swimming pools at sunset, which was unforgettable. We stayed for dinner... More 

2 Thank lbarnola
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Dine at Le Papillon for the view. It is definitely worth having lunch or watching the sunset here. The food was good (we had seafood dishes), and the service was great. We also stayed at the hotel and the included breakfast is very good too.

1 Thank Kimberly M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I was completely blown away by the food, service, and beautiful views. My boyfriend and I ate here several times during our stay at the hotel. We looked forward to the breakfast buffet every morning -- a nutritious assortment of fruits, Costa Rican cuisine, pastries, juices, and even an omelet bar. The servers were friendly, polite, and accommodating. We liked... More 

1 Thank Laura W
State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We stayed at La Mariposa and had two dinners at Le Papillon. They were both amazing. The first dinner was for my son's birthday. It was our arrival day, we hit traffic, and we were 1.5 hours late for our researation, which had me feeling incredibly guilty. The staff didn't bat an eye at how late we were. All four... More 

Thank LovetheOcean16803
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A friend that stays at La Mariposa recommended we have dinner here. It was exactly as he described and then some. The view was amazing, the food was incredible, the staff very attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Thank tolou
South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I've eaten in many places in Manuel Antonio, in 2007, 2010, and 2016. Le Papillon (in the Mariposa Hotel) has had mixed reviews in the past, but our dinner there last week was outstanding, best fish of the week (and I ate fish once or twice a day for 8 days), service was great. There are other restaurants that also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?