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El Lagarto

$$ - $$$Seafood, Barbecue,
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6932
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (33 reviews)
“steak” (80 reviews)
“surf and turf” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the grilled calamari!! Small portion but delish!!! The potato was awesome. Shrimp on the surf & turf were of good size. Sangria was good too.

Thank BucketListScratcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Worth going to if your in the Quepos or Manuel Antonio area! Large portions and drinks were great too.

Thank Nicole513
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big group of 6 hungry adults - we had made reservations just in case. Our table was set and ready as was our server who did a great job over the course of our meal. My observation of local restaurants is that most don’t bother...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This spot came highly recommended by a colleague with a home in the area. The view and vibe is great but our steaks were average. Several of the steaks were underdone while others were overdone based on how they were ordered. A steak restaurant ought...More

1  Thank BirdiesTravels1
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

They have 2 for 1 cocktails, that is just heavenly. Specially the Mojito and piña colada. The entrance is a little bit shady, but the place in itself it's quite cozy. Next time I'll come for dinner

Thank laumunkel
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food was good but portions were small and it was pricey for what you got. Service was pretty slow but friendly. It was interesting watching the food being prepared with their wood fired grill and the chute leading down to it from the wood...More

Thank car0papagay0s
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous view of ocean from open air deck. Great steaks and chicken entrees. Shrimp a bit over cooked - stick with beef, which seems like their specialty. Cool wood burning oven/grill. Very pleasant place to visit.

Thank Al B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Perfect for a family with different tastes. Each had their own dish and the meals were great. Wood ovens, open barbeque steaks and seafood. Do not hesitate to order seafood dishes from here, the preps are great and the open cooking adds to the flavor....More

Thank scottgriff71
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner and I absolutely LOVED the food! Had steak with tomato 🍅, baked potato,and zucchini , garlic bread and lemon 🍋 pie yummmmmm! I highly recommend this restaurant. And special thanks to Alejandro and Stephanyfor such warm hospitality! It is Costa Rican's like...More

Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and grilled everything! Family of 7. By the time we got around to going here we were all craving some beef. The tenderloin and ribeye were excellent. I totally enjoyed the grilled potato with the special butter, the grilled zucchini, and the fire...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
? I was talking about a guided tour to MA park.
11 February 2015|
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Guided tour to where?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6932
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