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On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
+506 2776 2281
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San Jose
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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Thank LedouteMabite
Santa Ana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

seemed like a nice place to have a meal and a cold beer. we were a group of four famished from a beautiful day of surfing. we were happy and smiling when we walked in. unfortunately, we left feeling like we had intruded on the staffs' afternoon. the waitress did get up a few times from her skype call; once... More 

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Thank Tamaspy
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

good food, good atmosphere! open air, a few mosquitos, tequila a must!

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Thank mrm565
West Bridgewater
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great spot to grab a rum and coke ($2), with some nachos or a burger and watch the waves crash on the shore. My husband and I went every day to La Manta and would recommend it to everyone traveling through Pavones. I guess there is a big dance party there on Saturday nights with a DJ but we weren't... More 

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Thank Jenna B
Milan, Italy
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

great set-up - few customers. great hamburgers. great tacos. stale croutons on caeser salad, which sort of killed it for me.

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Thank lisa m
Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Great tuna steak with wasabi mashed potatoes. Happy hour prices each weekday

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Great outdoor-ish space, awesome that they film and play videos of surfing from that day. delicious margaritas, friendly staff, music could have been better

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Thank EmleeBee24
Pavones, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

We enjoyed a candle lit dinner this night, which was very romantic, but I also enjoy the music and surf movies that they usually offer. Delicious fresh ahi on mixed greens salad and delicious, perfect , homemade Onion Rings. Great service and friendly people. Very accommodating. The place is a tropical, with thatched roof and a beach just steps away.... More 

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Thank LauraDaniels
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

We actually stayed in one of the cabinas behind the restaurant. Hugo was honest..it was not for a family but we made it work...floor fans and rearranged the beds and we were good to go. The room is geared more toward surfers who are just looking for a place to sleep. The restaurant food was good and they have surf... More 

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Thank TOMnRhonda
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

La Manta was the ultimate dining experience in the jungle!!! Hugo and his staff served up the ultimate seafood dishes!!! Mahi Mahi fish sticks are a must...all the food is amazing! The menu had a great selection to choose from with fish dishes being the absoulute freshest and most impressive. Hugo was the best host giving us all kinds of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Healthy
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?