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La Manta - CLOSED

On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
+506 2776 2281
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
18 Jun 2016
“La Manta is Closed!!! No Longer in Business!!!”
26 Nov 2014
“a place to sit and watch the sun go down whales breeching in the gulf”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Healthy
On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

La Manta is closed. There is no longer any business at this location. It was one of the best places to eat with a great ocean side location. Was a great hang out spot. Sad for the loss, definitely missed.

5  Thank P S
Reviewed 27 November 2014

amazing location sadly closed a lot it is in one of the most amazing locations and has verandas with amazing views over gulf dulce one of the deepest places in the world . Whales breech in the gulf and seafood and spanish cost rican food...More

Thank Simon N Coster C
Reviewed 24 May 2013

it took forever to get our food and drinks , one of my friends get hes smoothie made by bad milk (twice) and hes seafood plate was full of octopus and my other friend got poison ( extreme diarrhea and vomiting the entire night )...More

Thank Alfredo B
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Nice location overlooking the beach. When we were the only customers. Service from Andres was excellent. Ahi Tuna was the special but they only had one portion. It certainly was not fresh - I guess that is why it was the special of the day....More

Thank Melrayg
Reviewed 12 March 2013

My 4 friends and I arrived at La Manta after an adventurous day. When we walked in, the place was completely empty except for one person sitting at the bar. We sat ourselves and the waiter came over got us waters and took our orders...More

Thank TaylorThomson
Reviewed 3 February 2013

The highlight of this place is that they project surf footage from that day on the wall! The food is great and the passionfruit juice is awesome. We had fine service, especially considering we were a group of ten. I was there in the evening...More

Thank surf207
Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

Right in front of the beach, with a pleasant view of the ocean, have a lunch or dinner. Try the CASADO with fish, a Costarrican style of full meal. Have fun in Pavones

Thank CoflaDiaz
Reviewed 5 November 2012

A good restaurant so close to the beach. Service was a little bit slow, for that the very good marks, and not excellent. In Pavones, there are few good restaurants, so it is good to know there is one that is reliable. A good mix...More

Thank rlsmith11
Reviewed 7 August 2012

We sought refuge from the rain in La Manta, and I am so glad we did! Right on the beach, super hip, and the food was awesome! We had the fish tacos and mango margaritas, and they were insane! Wish we had made it back...More

Thank Elizabeth_and_Brett
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We went to have diner like 5 times during the week...very nice setting, Videos of the day shown every day.. nice food. cold beer.. will come back !!

Thank LedouteMabite
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Pavones
  • Phone Number: +506 2776 2281
  • E-mail
It's a restaurant/bar combined with a movie theatre, we show mostly surf movies, and also homemade surf videos filmed at the best point on Pavones break that same day.
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