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“Finally somewhere genuine in Quepos”
Review of Rest La Esquina del Sabor - CLOSED

Rest La Esquina del Sabor
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Finally somewhere genuine in Quepos”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Great to finally find genuine Tico food and welcome among the multitude of US-centric restaurants. The place is full of character and the food is delicious, not to mention generous. The staff were delightful and we had the best Casados of our trip. A full meal and drinks for two for the same price as a main dish at one of the theme park restaurants.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Chris P
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14 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Heavenly food for sure!”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

If you are ever in Quepos, DO NOT SKIP THIS PLACE. It may not look all fancy, but the food is better than 99% of the places I ate at and so cheap! All typical Tico food and so many choices that no matter how picky you are, you WILL love half of the stuff on the buffet. It's like eating my mama's cooking and most restaurants can't beat mama's cooking!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank kirapagel
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North Platte, Nebraska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tico food and smiles in Quepos, Costa Rica”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

There are different categories of 5-star restaurants, and this one is in the category of "unpretentious restaurant with traditional food." We just happened on it, but knew it was a treasure when the owner smiled and welcomed us. She and her husband are so genuinely friendly that who cares what the food is like? But...the food is really good. They've come a long ways since they sold lunches out of a cart in Manuel Antonio, but they haven't forgotten their roots and how grateful they are to God for the blessing of having now moved into a "real" restaurant. Buffet style, Enough choices that anyone can come away happy. Local atmosphere that is clean and comfortable. They've been picked as the best Tico restaurant in Quepos two years in a row. We'll go back there when we're in town. Be sure to try the Agua de Sapo (Frog Water) drink when you're there. They are proud of their Caribbean heritage and this is part of it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ron S
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Whitby, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

We have been here a few times, mostly locals so you know the food is good. Owners very friendly and you get a big plate of food for very little money. If you are on a tight budget this is a good place to fill up. You also get to pick and choose what you would like. Well worth a stop in.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank dougandjan
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Typical food”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Good place for breakfast and lunch, buffet style and the place is so rustic, prices are decent and the place is always full; that says much about the place

Visited January 2013
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Thank Pedro R
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