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Amphitheater Restaurant

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Villa Caletas Hotel, Herradura 12358-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2630 3010
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Dunedin, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing : from the service to the food. I expected it to be an amazing view with "okay" food but it surpassed my expectations. I got the shrimp and lobster risotto and it was amazing. It came with a full lobster and three large shrimp. It is pricey but worth it. Was a little tough to find... More 

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Fresno, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed sea bass with smoked salmon and perfectly steamed baby vegetables and jasmine rice. My partner loved his lobster-filled snapper. We also liked the tuna tartare, though the portion was probably best for one person. Dessert (strawberry-almond chocolate tower) was insanely good, and way too rich and filling for one person--or two! Service was kind, friendly, helpful and very... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to watch a Costa Rican sunset! Have a drink and sit in the greco roman amphitheatre and watch the sunset! Well worth the trip!

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Thank Scartz
Islamorada, FL
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Caletas Amphitheater is a real treat. The sunset behind the clouds but it was beautiful nonetheless. Dinner was just a little above average but the experience was spectacular. Make sure you ask about the history of the place. You'll be surprised.

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Thank keysbreeze
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far probably most outstanding view and quality, fresh seafood, some creative dishes, most romantic setting with a view.Lovely service.

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Thank xoxmi
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a bit hard to find. Pay attention to the signs. A great Amphitheater setting. Grab a cushion and have a seat. The waiter arrived quickly and took our drink order. This is definitely a place you want to visit with your significant other. Dinner is optional at a fine-looking restaurant. The sunsets are phenomenal.

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Thank mark w
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended to us as a must go for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. We decided to try for breakfast and was very disappointed. The service was extremely slow and they had no personality what so ever. I did not get my coffee and my sister did not get her papaya juice until we were almost done with... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Let's get it right out there; you are NOT going to save money by eating here. Then again, you get what you pay for. We stayed at Villa Caletas for a week, and ate at the Amphitheater Restaurant often, and each experience was better than the next. Yes, the restaurant is expensive, but we felt it was SO worth it!... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

this place is amazing, it has a great view, its very fancy, expensive (but worth it). The food was great overall and the service as well. I am giving it 4/5 since of many things we ordered, all were great but one, the ceviche was not a ceviche, was just a bunch of shrimp with no liquid, just regular shrimp... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Despite I have great references of Villa Caletas Hotel and their SPA [which I plan to try very soon] I have never stayed in the hotel. And the ONLY reason is that my father lives just a few minutes from there, and every occasion I am around is an opportunity to spend time with him. But where do I go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 57
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villa Caletas Hotel, Herradura 12358-1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
  • Phone Number: +506 2630 3010
Description
This amazing Greek amphitheatre offers sunset views on the Pacific Ocean and the Rain Forest, and is a local favourite known for service, consistency and quality.

Outdoor dining is available in the Anfiteatro Restaurant for those looking for succulent specialties and intimate surrounding.

El Anfiteatro opens from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?