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Pranamar Buddha Eyes - CLOSED

Playa Hermosa | 1 Km Al Norte De La Escuela De Hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0852
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
18 Jan 2017
“Good Eats!”
15 Dec 2016
“Poor service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Asian, Healthy, South American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Hermosa | 1 Km Al Norte De La Escuela De Hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We had a beautiful Christmas dinner here and loved the food and the scenery, and the service was phenomenal. The accommodations look great as well, we would love to come stay sometime.

Thank evanolivia
Reviewed 15 January 2014

First of all this place has the best salads in Santa Teresa, every day the chef comes up with variations on salads, I think he should write a cook book. My boyfriend never eats salad and was eating mine out of my plate! I finally...More

Thank artgirl74
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Dear Incredible, Wow, thanks so much. After just receiving a "luke warm" Trip Advisor review I was feeling SAD. Having an Italian chef, and Argentinian chef and a Venezuelan chef, I am feeling like we really have a good menu with lots of fun authentic...More

Reviewed 12 January 2014

The food did not knock us out of our socks. Seared tuna and noodels served in a funky wooden bowl with handle was fine. The pasta with mussels and seafood did not work. However, the staff was more than accomodating and friendly.Maybe next time we...More

Thank HelenaAasberg
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Dear Diner, Sorry to read that you did not "have your socks knocked off" I must tell you, that I personally bought those wooden bowls with the handles while i was in Bali. I just loved them and found them to be so unique. We...More

Reviewed 10 January 2014

Don't miss the tranquil atmosphere and peaceful ambience of Buddha Eyes Restaurant just north of Santa Teresa near Playa Hermosa. The friendly bartender Estavo makes the most delicious iced soy lattes and organic fresh fruit cocktails I have ever had anywhere in the world -...More

Thank Elsa B
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Dear Dining Guest Not only was your review a glowing one, but thank you for personally acknowledging Karla and Esteban. The people who work with us at Pranamar are what make it special and I know it means a lot to them that you felt...More

Reviewed 20 December 2013

The grounds are incredible. We stopped in a couple of times for cocktails. The staff is great. Everyone seems very happy working there and it shows in the service and quality. Met Gregg the owner and my suspicions were verified. He Is warm and friendly...More

Thank Amundson567
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Dining Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review of Pranamars restaurant. Our staff is amazing and loving and I'm glad that you experienced that too! Most everyone has worked for us for many years, following us from each hotel that we built. Im also...More

Reviewed 29 November 2013

The food was excellent. The drinks were excellent and refreshing. Must visit! Nice that they take US dollars.

Thank craftyxnature
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Diners Well, thank you for enjoying our food and service and drinks! Of course we are delighted that you took the time to write and give our readers your vote of approval! Happy Holidays to you! Susan Money, Owner and the Pranamar family

Reviewed 28 November 2013

The food here was uniformly terrific, but there is definitely room for improvement. Lucky my GF had a small flashlight or we would have never been able to read the drink menu nor the bill at the end of the meal. On the other hand,...More

Thank DanHNewJersey
pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Buddha Eyes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent well thought out review. I do want you to know that you were the victim of our just having hired a fairly new staff, and you are right, they were certainly not well...More

Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had many breakfasts here and the staff who waited on us all very nice. Carla is very sweet!!! We loved the beautiful fresh yogurt fruit bowels with nuts and the breakfast burritos and coconut French toast are delicious. A very good value. A very...More

Thank desertlover92004
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Ditto to Kaela B's review - nourishment for Body and Soul - felt like we had our own private chef each meal, such attention was paid to every dish. Beautifully decorated, delightful, warm servers; This is definitely a 5 or even a 6 star restaurant...More

Thank BevinHA
Reviewed 5 September 2013

fresh, local and beautifully prepared meals for our large group that included vegan and gluten free. awesome variety of fresh smoothies. great coffee, nice bar. beautiful setting.

Thank gypsycota
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa | 1 Km Al Norte De La Escuela De Hermosa, Santa Teresa 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Buddha Eyes Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0852
Imagine sitting under beautiful high bamboo ceilings and gazing out over a serene lagoon pool while enjoying delicious, lovingly prepared food …welcome to Pranamar’s restaurant. A dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. Our restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices. Pranamar’s restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities. The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.
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