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“Beyond amazing!”

Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Ostional
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International, Central American
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Good for: View
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: The Restaurant at Brovilla Resort Hotel is an open-air, poolside dining option with brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding coasting jungle. The entrance is off the main road, between the towns of Ostional and San Juanillo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Open Monday-Saturday, 12-7pm. We specialize in fish and seafood, twists on local fare and making almost everything from scratch. We offer homemade bread from our wood-fire oven and PIZZA NIGHTS every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Brovilla is at the edge of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, just minutes from nesting sea turtles and excellent surfing at Playa Ostional and about 8 miles north of Nosara. Check our website for more information.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Beyond amazing!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We returned to Brovilla for the second time. Spent 3 weeks first trip and 2 weeks for most recent. Brovilla has made some beautiful improvements since our last visit. A viewing deck off the bar/restaurant and a wood burning stove that makes, by far, best pizza in that region and rustic bread that will make you a regular customer for sure. The deck has hand crafted furniture for a nice touch while watching the sun set and enjoying a dark and stormy cocktail made with fresh ginger beer. I can't say enough about the quality of food- the spicy tuna stack, ceviche and empanadas are top notch and made right on site. Service was outstanding and everyone was very relaxed and friendly as we spent many happy hours and dinners beside the pool. Don't miss this spot…it's a gem!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank slpmcarlson
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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for this excellent review! We put a lot of love and care into our food and service, so we appreciate guests who keep coming back and noticing all the details. We have indeed done some remodeling, making our restaurant even more perfect for relaxing and taking in the surrounding jungle and ocean views. We continue to expand our homemade offerings as well, so there is often something new and exciting to try. See you soon at Brovilla!
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lucky find!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We rented quads for the day and just randomly stopped at this gem of a place. Could not have asked for a better place to stop for lunch or dinner. They even let you use their pool with a view if you spend 5,000 colones, I think it is. We loved it so much we went back for dinner the following night. Great food, great drinks, great service. Thanks

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ToddTravelsPlaces
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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thanks so much, we were so happy to see you twice! You were all awesome guests! Brovilla is a great place to stop on quad or car tours of the coast. The pool is indeed available to restaurant guests with a 5,000 colones minimum purchase per person. All the best!
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Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden surprise”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

This out of the way restaurant is worth the drive. They make their own pizza dough and bread and buns for their barbecue sandwiches. I've had their pizza, BBQ, Chifrio, camarones, lobster rolls and some other dishes. The food is always great and the staff makes you feel like they are glad you came. I'll keep coming back, I promise! Almost forgot to mention the sunsets...beautiful deck for watching the sunset with a cocktail.
Roberto

Visited March 2014
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Thank TrOpicanaTraveler1
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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thanks so much, Roberto. It is very important to us to provide consistent and delicious food and friendly service, especially for locals who have been here many times. We really appreciate all of our guests from the neighborhood!
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“The view would have been enough but the food was just as amazing!”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were a group of 8 who went up to Brovilla for pizza night. What a treat to get outside of the busier area of Nosara and have such a great meal along with an amazing view and staff. Don't miss the Tuna Stack appetizer, one of the most unique plates I have had in Costa Rica. Watching parrots fly around at sunset might become my new hobby after my time up at Brovilla.

  • Visited April 2014
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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thanks for your awesome review, Nick. Our location in the jungle is one of the most special parts of the restaurant, so we're happy to hear you enjoyed the natural setting...and the food, of course. Come back soon!
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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Causal dining on a hill top”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The menu is a little limited. I don't like spicy foods, or rather they don't like me. My husband and I ordered the barbeque pork sandwich with cabbage slaw topped with fruits and yucca chips. The meal was tasty and enough for me. My husband would have liked a larger sandwich. Happy Hours is until 6pm. The bartender needs more practice. To die for dessert-chocolate avocado mousse. Call Sasha and request it the day before going. One night is pizza night, along with the regular menu.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CCH1223
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Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. Due to our remote location, limited access to ingredients and general volume of the restaurant, we do have a limited menu that we try to mix up with specials throughout the year. We prefer to offer fewer options, keeping them fresh and interesting. We're happy you enjoyed the BBQ sandwiches, one of our specialties made with much time and love. We do appreciate advance reservations, just to have a heads up when you're coming, so thanks for including that tip. We offer homemade, wood-fired pizza twice a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 7pm. Thanks again!
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