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Emilio's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6807
07:00 - 21:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely little cafe which looks unassuming from the outside, inside is open to an amazing view of the sea. Good menu choices- the tuna burger was very good. Good selection of cakes and desserts. Scored as 4 only because the staff don't seem very happy! Polite but felt like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Thank lulucane
Jackson, Mississippi
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place opens at 7 am. They have a very good selection for breakfast, and the view from the back of the place is beautiful. The make fresh croissant and it is very good.

Thank PandaMD
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great vibe, great food, great coffee, and great service! The only thing I would recommend would be to put the kids chicken finger meal on the menu as we didn't know about it our first visit and my son loved it.

Thank Amanda T
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The perfect recipe for an excellent dinner - fresh Costa Rican cuisine, live jazz and super friendly attentive staff. We were extremely well looked after from the moment we stepped through the door sat right across the balcony with lovely views over the bay. Would highly recommend the trio of fish and the key lime pie was the best we... More 

Thank es488
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy exciting place. I came in for a to go order and felt ignored. But it looked like everybody was having a great time.

Thank Jill Rose Q
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard great things about this place and made a reservation for dinner. We were lucky enough to have a seat overlooking the garden, with a nice breeze. There was even a local artist performing on guitar. We really enjoyed the drinks: Guaro Sour and Margarita jalepeno. The fried calamari was perfectly breaded and tasty. Our entrees were the falafel... More 

Thank RFFJ
Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a nice place. Good recommendation on food and drinks from the staff. Excellent margarita and wonderful food. The Live guitar music completed the expiring. Highly recommended.

Thank Michal000
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by for a little snack before heading out to the jungle. The food is amazing. We had freshly caught poke tuna and a Greek Pita. So good, so fresh, so perfect. The views are amazing. Watched a family of Titi Monkeys. Go this place a definite go.

Thank Thun1957
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves in this authentic Costa Rican restaurant. Food was good. Service was a bit slow but overall a good experience.

Thank G P
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Emilio's for lunch with my family. The food was tasty but the salads and pitta were limited in their main ingredients e.g. cheese, smoked salmon. The fish curry and fish fingers from the childrens' menu were however very nice and portions were generous. Service was lacking unfortunately and we had to hail the waiter a couple of times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6807

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