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El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

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Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2777
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Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Auburn, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ambience of the place is really romantic but it will still be good for group of friends sharing some sumptuous meal. I had the banana and ginger lemonade and it is to die for..wait it is just the beverage!!! Having my charred pacific octopus made my mouth watered so much...

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Thank pearlpinx0825
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place is wonderful! The views of the ocean and the local animals are amazing, the staff is so nice and welcoming, and the food is fabulous! They have a ton of gluten free options, great drinks and specials, and the food is very fresh and flavorful!

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Thank Kayla D
Berlin, Germany
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the Arenas Del Mar hotel and has a nice view. Food is good but super pricey. Good option if you chose this hotel.

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Thank Courtney O
Cambridge
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Amazing food, had no issues finding vegan appropriate meals. Staff very willing to please. Views of the bay are fantastic. We even had a large green iguana join us for breakfast.

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Thank Littlemisskid
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great food, the best view in Manuel Antonio and outstanding service. What's more is there to want? As a bonus you get to ride a golf buggy through Arenas del Mar’s private rainforest full of fauna, which is a free mini-safari by itself providing high chances of sighting wildlife (it’s the only way to access the restaurant; no cars are... More 

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Thank Rafael D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Food is important to me and the meals and service at this restaurant were absolutely superb. I greatly appreciated their gluten-free menu since I've been following a gluten-free diet for years. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank Nireenity
Orlando, Florida
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172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We really enjoyed stopping in here for a few drinks, tapas, and the view. This hotel and it's amenities are simply amazing.

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Thank Bob A
Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We dined here twice for dinner and 3 mornings for breakfast during our stay. Every single thing I ate was very, very good or excellent. Some of the most memorable items for me were the Gallo Pinto and fresh fruit for breakfast and the 2 different types of cheesecake we had for dinner (tamarind and passionfruit). Probably the best cheesecake... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at El Mirador Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings from Manuel Antonio! Thank you for taking the time to share your culinary highlights during , during your recent visit to Arenas del Mar. Most of our guests love our Gallo Pinto as well and many even order it for lunch or dinner! El Mirador is among the top restaurants in all of Manuel Antonio and our secret is... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We ate breakfast here and a few dinners during our stay at Arenas Del Mar. The view is unbelievable, food is really delicious and the service is really top-notch. We had a few visits from hungry lizards and very cheeky squirrel monkeys trying to get our food, but that just adds to the charm of the place!

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Thank isolabella0
England
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We booked a table at the Mirador (on recommendation from our taxi driver) in order to watch the sun set. We arrived in pouring rain so no sunset!! However, the meal itself made up for any disappointment. The restaurant itself is open to the elements, and it gave it a great feel. The food was the best we had all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio National Park | Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2777
Description
El Mirador Restaurant is located near Arenas del Mar's reception area and pool, overlooking Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. El Mirador—which means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating. Along with breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets, our restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh, local ingredients. Start your day with our complimentary breakfast: fresh fruits, homemade granola, warm muffins and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, Costa Rican coffee. Our dinner menu includes highlights such as locally caught fish and other delicacies at this authentic full-service Costa Rican restaurant.

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