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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hands down our favorite restaurant while visiting Costa Rica. Do not miss their Tuna tartar marinated in olive oil and passion fruit served in this really cool "cone" with shaved almond, avocado and wasabi mouse. I tried almost everything from pear and pecorino salad (what the hell is a percoino? Good! That's what.) to Bull Ball ravioli and I don't... More 

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Thank DuneDog
Buxton, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a small wedding at a house nearby and took our crowd to AlChileViola for dinner. The food was awesome. I had the tuna tartini and sea bass.Nothing boring about this menu. Great Costa Rica Atmosphere and great hosts. Smiles everywhere. Our crew enjoyed the tasty creations so much they came back to eat all week. We will definitely... More 

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Thank dunnfishcrab
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good and the service was excellent, Ines was very kind with us and recommend excellent choices.

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Thank Andres C
Madeira Islands, Portugal
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Santa Teresa this is definitely a restaurant you can't miss! The owners and all the staff are super nice and the food is simply delicious. We had the beef carpaccio and the eggplant for starters and the homemade ravioli and the sea bass for mains and it couldn't be cooked any better. Also we had the... More 

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Thank André F
Sullivans Island, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing homemade pasta dinner!! Great salads apps fresh fish!! Beautiful atmosphere, wine list could be better, but it is Costa Rica!!! We will be back!

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Thank Lyz L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is very good..all the staff is very friendly. I ordered bull balls ravioli, however, the stuffing was too salty, therefore I couldn't really taste its real flavor. The beef ragú was salty too, but the pasta's texture was perfectly al dente. I also tried the Atun Tartar, it was buttery good with mix of guacamole-wasabi, it simply melted... More 

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Thank Roreo G
Grand Bend, Ontario
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very assuming from the road but once inside you see the charm and get a warm welcome. We had the eggplant Parmesan to start and it was incredible-takes you to Italy. The rest of our meal was terrific and there happened to be a wedding going on on the lower level when we dined. Was fun to... More 

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Thank Fred V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Al Chile Viola was recommended by several locals so I guess we got our hopes up. The ambiance was lovely as well as the staff but the food just wasn't as good as it could be. The homemade bread was ok. I did really enjoy the hummas and the Pico de Gallo on the side. I had the 4 Cheese... More 

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Thank Miriam B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit al chile viole 2 times while staying in santa teresa Both dinner was amazing Eggplant permazn & tuna carpaccio was awesome Also the pasta!! A must visit - for sure while you are in santa teresa For my opinion the best restaurant in costa rica Just go!

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Thank Dafi O
portland, oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although it's getting a little pricey, the food here is fresh and tasty. Seafood fares better than the pasta, truth be told, even though their specialty is pasta. Good, live, music most nights, and now they take credit cards (they didn't do so two years ago).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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$40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0433
Description
Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?