We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kika

Kika
Ranked #23 of 91 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ocean City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

I very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the hospitality and the meal...I had the spicy sesame tuna and it was excellent, while pricier than some of the other restaurants in the area it was still comparatively lower than
American prices. Definitely a must visit if you are in Santa Teresa.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank bare_soul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

227 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    138
    66
    17
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Everything we ordered was amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Fun casual place with amazing high end food! Loved the mix of top notch food with friendly dogs running around. The owners were fun and attentive. Our family gave a thumbs up to the potatoes served with all meals! My ten year old loved Grandma's Pork, my 7 year old loved the Milanese (schnitzel), my husband is still talking about his beef and I loved the coconut shrimp. I don't think you can go wrong here with anything you order.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Wendy O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not all that it's talked up to be.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

After making a reservation with our concierge, we arrived and they immediately told us they didn't have room. When we said we had a reservation they looked around and put us at one of two indoor tables and promised to move us outsider I the lovely garden seating when someone left. We were sat in uncomfortable wooded slat seats, and an uneven table in the corner behind the bar, just off line of the kitchen door.
We picked calamari as an appetizer and the portion was small for two however, very tasty. The mahi-mahi was very tasty as well, but not a very big portion and the rice was dry. A can of beer was 1300 colon!!
They never did move us to the garden seating, but did move two other couples out that came in after us, with no reservation who had sat at the bar behind us. At our table we got to watch the two brothers and their staff hurriedly serve food and drinks which was quite distracting and also have a steady stream of people pass our table, as the nasty bathroom was right there also.
At 10, the live music started. It was not authentic Latin music but one of the Argentinian brother/owners and his pals in what was like a garage band performance. Dance floor filled up and it was busy, but it wasn't a great experience.

In the end, don't go with high, or any expectations, and prepare to pay through the nose for sub-par food. In my opinion, there are better places to try out while in Santa Teresa.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank steveNjana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montreal
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great Argentinian hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Excellent food, a must while staying in Santa Teresa. A lovely open space to enjoy a range of food. The Argentinian boys will not disappoint!

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Aus2Montreal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“casual and fun spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Grandmas Pork, what more can I say???? incredibly delicious. fun, open air setting. Great live music. accommodated our large group. not fancy schmancy, just a local friendly place to enjoy some good food.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank gypsycota
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kika also viewed

Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas
 
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to Kika? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing