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Cafe del Manglar

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2 Cuadras Al Norte Del Camaron Dorado | de el Bar Don Brasilito Media Cuadra al Norte, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
+506 8485 3953
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 10:00
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PA
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here to eat and visit with Victor and Martin. They go out of their way to welcome you and give you the freshest meal possible. There always seems to be a cool breeze coming from the ocean and you truly feel the Costa Rican friendliness. Pura Vida!

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

I've been in Brasilito for two weeks and kept hearing great things about the ceviche. I had the fish ceviche and a watermelon smoothie which were both delightful. But the star of the show was the patacones... epic fresh pico and beans paired with the perfect twice fried plantains. I can't go back soon enough. Also the staff was awesome... More 

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Thank Jadd T
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you want to visit an authentic Costa Rican restaurant, check out most any restaurant in Brasilito. If you want a hidden-away place that feels like you're on an island all by yourself, go to Cafe del Manglar. Down the dusty road, past a few houses and you've arrived. Chickens, cats and dogs ran around everywhere, like the rest of... More 

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Thank GetSet2
Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a gem of a family restaurant that features a father and son team (at least on our Tuesday evening visit) that take good care of you. Not fancy, but neither are the prices. Chalkboard menus list a variety of typical dishes prepared in the open kitchen by both team members. The fish casado was the best I've had... More 

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Thank Shorty B
Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great local restaurant with friendly local staff in front of the beach area. Dogs and cats allowed. Very Clean.

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Thank Terri D
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This a little hidden gem in Brasilito. It was a short walk from our awesome hotel (Quinta Escencia B&B), tucked away off a dirt road by the beach. There were just a few tables, and we chose to sit outside so that we could see the sunset. We had a casado with fish and it was fresh and tasty. This... More 

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Thank HeatherAC3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I had the blackened fresh tuna which was very good. I requested vegetables and rice as the side dishes and the vegetables were also very good. Nice change from the typical Costa Rican fare. Staff were very pleasant and friendly.

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Thank GourmetHiker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Such friendly and nice people. The food was great, although the portions could be a bit bigger for the price.

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Thank Tom C
Wellesley Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Can't miss with this one. Great local items on menu, gracious staff, good service....I had a fresh caught fish....wonderful

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Thank Robert M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We came here because we were looking for a great coffee and we found it here. But furthermore we were welcomed warmly and we got a tipical local desert and a slice of banana cake for free. We recommend this café to everyone! The staff is so friendly - pura vida!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cuadras Al Norte Del Camaron Dorado | de el Bar Don Brasilito Media Cuadra al Norte, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito
  • Phone Number: +506 8485 3953
Description
2 cuadras norte del restaurante camarón dorado frente al mar santa cruz guanacaste.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?