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Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Costa Rican, Healthy, Central American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Scala was the best experience! The best food and cocktails, plus service that is top notch. If you are coming to Uvita or Dominical, you must visit Scala. Have the pork soup!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ambiance, superior service, and chef quality food and drinks. We were so pleased with our dinner at Scala. The service was parallel to fine dining in the US.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pablo made our night so special-dessert and a picture to celebrate a birthday and wine for Father’s Day. It was a perfect experience.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great! The atmosphere was beyond what we had expected. The location was beautiful. Edwin was one of the best servers I have ever had. So funny and even gave us limes to take back to our house. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most outstanding meal at Scala. The food was the best we had in Costa Rica. We had the ceviche, trout tartare, scala pork and filet with gazpacho, all were excellent. We had a tiki drink that was excellent. Our server Edwin was...outstanding and went above and beyond. This is a hidden gem. The setting is beautiful.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting from Memphis, TN, originally from New York, and we have never experienced such attention to detail, service, and enthusiasm than Scala coupled with a phenomenal and passionate dining experience! We had trout salad with the freshest trout, clams and white wine sauce...with local flair and sea bass that was juicy with the perfect paprika sauce! Lovely wine list and forest experience. Above all, Edwin treated us like rock stars! We will be back!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, staff and atmosphere were all too notch! the friendly margarita was delicious. We were also lucky enough to get music that night

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was absolutely unbelievable. We had a filet garbacho and fried shrimp along with the consido. Edwin and the entire staff did an amazing job. This is a high class, high quality establishment. Top service.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 19 May 2024

The Scala team is amazing. The food and drinks are delicious, the atmosphere is great and the staff are awesome. We come all the time and they always take such good care of us ❤️

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024

The staff was amaxing and the food was extraordinary, the shrimp risotto was incredibly well cooked and delicious, huge kudos to Pablo for his great service and people skills. We felt right at home!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024 via mobile

Beautiful view, beautiful food, beautiful music, beautiful service. I'm not sure I need to add anything. We're completely satisfied... what a blessing! A special thanks to Belem, for gracious, professional, heartfelt, comfortable service! She's a real gem.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

this is a hidden gem A 5 star experience in the Amazons pretty much. Amazing service, friendly staff and of course amazing gourmet cuisine. We frequent the area at least twice a year and have been going since it opened. A must visit and you...wont be disappointed! Shout out to Gustavo for always taking care of us :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

This is supposed to be a fine-dining establishment. However fine-dining establishments don’t serve my daughter grilled octopus over re-hydrated store bought ramen noodles and little pieces of frozen vegetables for $30. We felt bad that an octopus gave up its life to be disrespected in...this way. They didn’t even cook it right. My dish was flavorless over-cooked chicken breast with store bought fettuccine with a coconut curry sauce. Completely forgettable. When I saw a ribeye come out for another patron I asked our waitress why she didn’t tell us about the specials and she just sat there trying to come up with an excuse. The manager went so far as to tell us that we weren’t told about the specials because the steaks didn’t arrive at the restaurant until after we had ordered because they want them to be fresh. What a joke! I’m surprised that there are good reviews about this place at all. If you read on though you’ll find some real reviews. It’s a nice looking place and the two drinks we had were ok but the rest was an insult! To add insult to injury the manager takes it on his own to convert colones to USD before charging your card with his own made up exchange rate. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this “Fine Dining establishment.” I made sure to tell the Airbnb owner where we are staying and the property manager to never recommend Scala again. What a waste of 82 hard earned dollars.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

My wife and I went with friends to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant is open air and beautiful. I had the beef loin with risotto, which was excellent! The rest of the party had various items and reported that theirs were excellent as well. They...have a professional and accommodating staff that attended to every request. As a topper, they surprised me with a birthday cake and played the happy birthday song via their sound system. Five stars!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

First class food and first class service. Pablo was our server and made it an unforgettable experience. We arrived without a reservation and they were happy to accommodate us. The food and flavors were amazing and the setting is second to none. Definitely one of...our best meals ever. If you are in the area, this should defintely be your first choice.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Scala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5