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Review of La Cubanita - CLOSED

La Cubanita
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Description: One of the best places in Quepos downtown to have a fantastic meal, the best food and also the best prices
Reviewed 10 December 2013

My husband and I found this little place in back of town. Best breakfast in town. Prices are so great we are goingback for dinner. Jonathan the owner makes the best breakfast potatoes. Yum! Cant wait to go back for dinner.

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1  Thank janene b
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

La Cubanita is by no means a fancy restaurant. It is a homely, inviting place that serves large portions at an affordable price. We ordered plates full of fresh fish and chicken with veggies that were made right on the spot! The food had a nice tasty flavor to it and we were given so much we had leftovers to take. I recommend La Cubanita for travellers on a budget or big eaters that want to get a bang for their buck. The staff was very helpful and attentive, making us feel very welcomed. After our meal, we headed over to the center of Quepos for desserts. I look forward to returning to La Cubanita in the future!

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2  Thank cbreeze2011
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were pointed to this restaurant by one of our hotel's employees. He was right on. Delicious food cooked fresh. We order the seafood soup and mixed seafood. Both were delicious. Prices are very accessible. The server was very nice with us. This is a Pop & mom restaurant. Nothing fancy. I would eat there again.

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1  Thank Andy N
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We ate here twice while staying at a 5 star resort in MA with our kids (10,12,14) and loved it. It will take a 1/2 hour to get your food because it is all being cooked fresh in La Cubanita's open kitchen. The owner is very nice and speaks some English. We watched her cooked and learned how to make a tasty yucca dish. The stuffed calamari is great as is the casada plate (the "typical costa rican faire), which is $5 (calamari was $9.) The friend yucca was everyone's fav! So save yourself some money, eat some great food (lunch and dinner) and get a little culture.

2  Thank Whitney K
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Very clean. Simple food. The guacamole was the best that I've ever tried. We had lunch for two with the guacamole as apettizer, as main entree we had shrimp stuffed calamary in a sauce that was a bit rich for my taste but edible, and a whole fried fish that was plain, meaty and just delicious. The food was freshly made practically in front of you.To drink three cokes. All that for a total of $33 US. They do not take credit cards, only colones or dollars. The restaurant is in the front part of the owner/waitress/cook's house and it's kept extremily clean including the small bathroom that was spotless. It's very easy to get to, there's a main plaza that is a football soccer field witha church across the street. Stand with your back to the church and looking at the football field. To your right hand side there is a walking passage, take it and walk to the end of the field, as soon as it ends there will be a street, turn right and keep walking a few feet. There will be a little bridge over a creek, after you cross it the restaurant will be on your right hoand side and yes there is a sign over with the name "La cubanita".

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Thank mhidalgo
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