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Sunspot Bar & Grill

South American, Costa Rican
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| Makanda by the Sea, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0442
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My dinner was supposed to be $100 US DOLLARS. They charged my credit card $74,500 US DOLLARS FOR DINNER. They charged in local currency not dollars. I immediately called bank to stop payment. The manager LEO said he would reverse charges and never did. They are trying to steal from credit card company. They screwed up the use of my... More 

Whitby, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

My wife and I have been going to the Sunspot for many years, enjoying the food, drinks,pool and stunning view. We can see that the new owners have done an outstanding job with the renovations, not just at the Sunspot but thru the entire property. We were expecting the same quality and selection from the bar and kitchen, but we... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch. Beautiful place with lovely view of the sea but food not up to standards. The baguettes are not that real baguettes. Shrimps do not mix well with the baguette.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived for a drink at 930 on a Thursday night at this well reviewed bar only to be made feel very unwelcome. We were aware it was last orders but the waiter clearly wanted us gone as soon as possible. The poolside area is nice and the cocktails were very good. But considering a family of four had just... More 

Thank mgooding
Aurora, CO
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We were here 3/2010 and had one of the most memorable meals of our lives. At that time, there was luxurious purple canopy booths for the seating, looking out to the water, and at sunset it was simply amazing. The food was 5-star and the service was the most professional, friendly waiter we've ever had (he had mad skills with... More 

Thank DrJustino
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We had a wonderful dinner and lunch at this restaurant. The seating was outside, poolside in a private community. We weren't staying in the community and had to let the entrance guard know that we were going to Sunspots. We had great service and our dinner was very good. The menu wasw limited, but offered a sufficient seafood selection. There... More 

Thank ThePundit
memphis, tennessee
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

The Sunspot is an intimate outdoor venue associated with the boutique Makanda By the Sea. While it is a poolside bar & grill during the day, it has an upscale menu in the evening. My family and I enjoyed two wonderful meals under the cabana tents. Service was crisp and efficient. The onion stuffed whole calamari was such a good... More 

1 Thank cybergrits
Los Angeles
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We are staying at Makanda Hotel where Sunspot if located. We were out fishing all day and landed four Sailfish (catch and release) but I was really hoping to catch a Dorado (Mahi Mahi). Luckily I landed one and brought the filets back to the property. Javier and Fabien knew exactly what to do and took our prize catch. A... More 

Thank Summit4321
San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We ate here twice and two very different experiences. The first night that we ate here we all had amazing meals. We all especially liked the risotto and the seared tuna. The chocolate lava cake we also a hit. We returned a few nights later and everything was good, but didn't wow us like the first night. Portions were a... More 

Thank 2012travelingmom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

WE stayed at the hotel, and ate at the restaurant one night. THe service was great, and the grilled fish, which was the special, was the best fish I had in Costa Rica. Actually, everything about the meal was excellent.

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South American, Costa Rican
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  • Address: | Makanda by the Sea, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0442

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