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Gato Negro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1728
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place is really adorable + it has the costa rican feel. The only reason why I gave it four stars is the food could be a little bit better. Other than that, everything is great!

Thank sdemas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was a decent place with good sangria and larger wine list. It was pouring outside so our options were limited, but the patio looked like it could be cool.

Thank Joe R
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited during low/rainy season and were the only guests in the restaurant! The service was great and the server was friendly and professional. I struggled to find a vegan option but settled upon the chips, guacamole, and pico de gallo. My wife ate the chicken nachos and had plenty left for another meal the next day. Huge portions! I... More 

Thank saucypezgirl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We have been to this restraint several times now. The food is great and the staff is friendly and attentive.

Thank William H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This restaurant has very good food and service, but is much better in the busier hours while the staff is more attentive. We went during siesta-hour and our waiter was busy setting up for dinner, and left us to our own devices for most of the meal.

Thank Maddy A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had breakfast, dinner and drinks at this restaurant as I was staying in the hotel complex, but it's open to anyone. Bar has a great range of drinks and friendly staff. There is 2-for-1 cocktail happy 'hour' for several hours in the evening, on a good range of cocktails. The cocktails tasted good, the mohitos especially! The dinner menu... More 

Thank FearfulFlyer2
Orlando, Florida, United States
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119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Another great restaurant in Manuel Antonio. We had lunch here and the food was excellent. It is connected to a hotel, so you dine in a semi outdoor space with views of the hotel pool.

Thank Stephen B
Fort Pierce, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stopped here for happy hour with friends we met in Arenal. Our drinks were made to perfection and we had a blast! Will be back next time we are in Manuel Antonio.

Thank Lindsey P
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181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This restaurant has excellent views, and the service is great and the food even better. Ask the chef to make Lobster Alfredo. It is incredible. Prices are very reasonable

Thank andresworld
Farmington, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My daughter and I ordered smoothies, ceviche and mani-Mahdi. Total cost is under $30. Great price for the value of the food. We loved it and would come back again for the views and taste of the local cuisine.

Thank Gene D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 120
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1728

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