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El Arado Restaurant

Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0928
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“asian salad” (3 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
“grilled fish” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant. The chicken rice was excellent and was the best of all the foods we had eaten in Costa Rica. We also tried coconut flan and passion fruit ice cream. They were delicious. Jose, the restaurant owner...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here on our first day in Manuel Antonio on the recommendation of the guide who took us through the park; we had asked where to go for Costa Rican food (although when faced with the choice between Casado and fish tacos, I...More

Thank crane237
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food & friendly staff. Pop in between 4-7 for a great selection of cocktails, 2 for 1! Close to the Plaza Yara hotel😁. Come with an appetite, portions are generous.

Thank Nbooder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very short walk from our Hotel (Plaza Yara). Excellent food, very friendly staff-we will go back again :)More

Thank Eric G
ELARADO, Propietario at El Arado Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eric Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are located 300 meters from the Plaza Yara hotel, we use fresh local products for the preparation of each dish, we work hard to offer an excellent service to all our customers. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit here on the recommendations we had seen on here. The staff were friendly and helpful in this quiet restaurant. The whole fried fish and mixed seafood (with white seafood sauce) were both excellent with the fish being whatever the days catch...More

Thank Jagjit M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from El Arado. Passing the restaurant is pretty deceiving because it doesn't look like much at all. We decided to check it out because we walk by it daily from the house we are renting into Quepos on a side road...More

Thank Jean K
ELARADO, Propietario at El Arado Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jean It is excellent to know that you enjoyed the place, happy hour 2x1 every day in cocktails from 4pm to 7pm, our dishes are prepared with fresh local products, our variety of homemade desserts, artisanal ice cream, craft beers, wines and our excellent...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant service and the food was great! Live band was playing on a Wed night until 7:30. Very upbeat ambience. Pura Vida!! :)More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
ELARADO, Propietario at El Arado Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for sharing your experience with us, each of our dishes are prepared with fresh local products delicately chosen by our chef, every Wednesday we have live music, happy hour from 4pm to 7pm in cocktails, craft beer, wines, excellent service ! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED El Arado. Both the tuna wraps and the tuna filet were cooked and seasoned perfectly. My 11 year old daughter had the casado, a traditional Costa Rican dish, and thought it was great. The staff here is very friendly, and the vibe is...More

Thank Brent S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tuna fillet and a burger . It was great. The service was excellent and fast. Nice atmosphere.

Thank limorp511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a better burger in Manuel Antonio than this place 😍 great service! Love the place! Quiet and has great food

Thank Kesley P
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Gesselle M
25 December 2014|
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Response from CachoMartinez |
HI Gesselle, It´s about 6 or 7 hours driving! Forget it. Late at last!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Cuisine
Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0928
  • E-mail
Description
If you are looking for an Authentic Costa Rican meal El Arado is your place! We have no hamburgers or pizza on the menu. Only traditional home cooked meals. Tell your taxi driver we are located on the old road to Manuel Antonio 100 meters south of the hotel Villa Teca.
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