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Brisas del Mar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Seafood, International, Central American
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| Hotel Buenos Aires, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0941
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 08:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Maplewood, NJ
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

We heard great things about this restaurant so maybe the hype was too much. The food was vey good, but over priced. Only 6 calamari for an appetizer? Come on! My sea bass was over breaded, but my wife's teriyaki tuna was great. Our friend's tuna wrap was fabulous and they liked their entrees. You have to go just prior... More 

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1 Thank chipanddawilla
pipsqk1009, Owner at Brisas del Mar, responded to this review

Dear Chipanddawilla, I would like to apologize on behalf of our staff that you did not feel like a valued customer on your visit. We feel very strongly that customer service is a top priority and I truly feel awful that you did not receive this. We are beginning the season with new staff and oviously have some kinks to... More 

Whistler, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012 via mobile

I ate there a few times. The sunset view is amazing. The food was pretty good. Nothing that I'd write home about. But the prices seem high for what you get. $6 for a rum and coke seems a bit much

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Thank sonnydixon
pipsqk1009, Owner at Brisas del Mar, responded to this review

Dear sonnydixon, I apologize that you did not enjoy your numerous visits to our establishment. We are always trying to provide an amazing experience and obviously in your case we fell quite short of the mark. The prices that you quoted for the alcoholic beverages are the norm in this town and I sincerely do not believe that they are... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

The view is amazing, but you have to go before sunset, otherwise it is just dark. The food was excellent and a good value, being about $15 per entree, which in Chicago would be very inexpensive for a top notch restaurant. The fish was excellent as was the appetizer. They had good sangria as well. The staff was a bit... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Insane flavors and view. You can't beat this place ! Make sure to get the mixed seafood grill and save room for one of the desserts. I recommend the hot brownie served with ice cream

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nj
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

The best place I ate while in Santa Teresa. Quite frankly, one of the best restaurants I have EVER eaten at. I'm not picky, but I like good food, and this was some of the freshest, most flavorfully prepared I've had. I enjoyed a wonderful coconut curry shrimp dish that was to DIE for. I even went back the next... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

This is the best food I have ever eaten, anywhere!!!!! There menu is constantly changing and written on chalkboards. AMAZING SUNSET VIEW. Make sure you make a reservation if you want to go around sunset!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We ate here on our second to last night in Santa Teresa and wish we would have come here sooner and more often! I had the mahi mahi dish and my husband had chicken. Both were huge and very good. We also had desert and sangria which were good as well. I didn't feel it was too expensive for what... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

This place as an incredible view and great food to go with it. They also made fantastic drinks. Just be prepared as this was likely the most expensive place we ate at! Our pitch of vodka/lemonade cost about $16. Two people can easily spend $100 here. But if you want great food and a beautiful view of the sunset its... More 

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Atlanta
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

A chalk board menu each night that is heavy on seafood (not a bad thing). But, the first night we visited Filet of Beef was on the menu. Questioning the quality the server convinced me to try it. I order it "rojo, rojo" or, very rare. I was concerned about the tenderness.... no worries. When it arrived, it was cooked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Definitely a place to go for a seafood meal and to watch the beautiful sunset. Dessertts are good too! Prepare to pay cash as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Cuisine
French, Seafood, International, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Hotel Buenos Aires, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0941
Description
Our restaurant Brisas del Mar is rated as one of the finest restaurants of all Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Cosy and friendly atmosphere await for you with amazing international dishes that can only be outraged by the incredible ocean view... Open to the general public with ever-changing menu using the freshest local ingredients. The best Cockteleria withe the best ocean view under a sky full of stars... we welcome Large groups, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions!! Open for Breakfast/ Dinner, Reservation.

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