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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (39 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (3 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Came here 5 years ago with my family but couldn't remember the name. So happy I was able to find it again. The food here is the best in all of Santa. I highly recommend any of the pastas. The chef is from Tuscany and...More

Thank GaryMcCoy
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a nice experience with this restaurant. We had 5 different meals. The sea bass was very good, the beef tenderloins were also quite good (from San Jose), but unless you "love" grilled octopus, you might find it to be a very large portion....More

Thank springtripsoftball
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We decided to eat at this spot 2x for dinner, the only place we repeated for dinner and we were not disappointed! The vibe, atmosphere, and energy of the staff was very cool, laid back, real, but with a sense of urgency as well. The...More

Thank Jeffizmhansen
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the first places we go when we arrive in Santa Teresa. They always have an outstanding menu of unique and interesting fusions and can modify to meet special diets. Very friendly and welcoming service.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have already gone here twice this week and the food is fantastic. Authentic Italian! The yellowfin tuna was seared perfectly and the canelli bean sauce was delicious. The caprese salad comes with a full ball of mozzarella and is seasoned perfectly. Specials change regularly...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second time in Santa Teresa, and this restaurant is our favorite in town. It is family owned and all the staff are incredibly kind and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely and the drinks are made with the freshest ingredients. All the dishes...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was probably the best meal that we ate in Costa Rica. We ordered drinks, that were unique and delicious (ginger mohito?! YUM!) The meal both looked and tasted beautiful. We were brave and tried the bull ball ravioli, BEST part of the meal! I...More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We have a home in the area and have tried many restaurants but Al Chili Viola is our favorite. Luz and Amiliano are wonderful hosts and the food is consistently outstanding. They do seafood and meats to perfection and the homemade pasta is fantastic. On...More

Thank drossbach
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It's been about 18 months since I've had the pleasure of dining at Al Chile Viola. The food and service are still amazing. I had my standby, bulls balls ravioli, and my husband had giant prawns, that were accurately described! As always the service was...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We are staying in the Santa Teresa/Mal Pais area for a week and have been really impressed with the quality of the restaurants here. This is one of the places we visited and really liked. The night we went there was a guitarist playing and...More

Thank Susan I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0433
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Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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