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$$ - $$$, International,
Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0062 ext. 3
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tataki” (2 reviews)
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Central American, International, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve eaten all over the world and this is world-class cuisine. The food is art, made with passion and creativity. The service is friendly, unpretentious and phenomenal. I almost want to keep it a secret! So good!

Thank carhar62
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I have lived in Santa Teresa for over 5 years and tried Shambala at Tropico Latino for the first time, and wow!!! This restaurant is amazing!!! Everything that we had, from the amazing Bordeaux wine to the main course. I can't believe that we waited...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Ok. Charitably they may have had more people than they were used to, but that is no excuse for tasteless and poorly cooked food. We stayed at the Tropico Latino and one night decided to stop at the in house restaurant. Huge mistake. We hadn't...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

More pricy than most ST restaurants but great quality and always served in a very creative, appealing way. Service is very nice. Ocean sound always present.

Thank tini822014
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The food here was really good and beautifully presented. The choices were a bit limited, but the end of our trip I think I had tried pretty much everything so picky eaters might not find something to their liking. But I am an adventurous eater...More

Thank Shana D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Service simply outstanding, of all the places in our two weeks of vacation dining throughout this area this could not be beat, food expertly prepared, prices no more than any of the nicer establishments, great wine selection with a very knowledgeable staff, this should be...More

Thank marlen815
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. A pleasant surprise. If you're looking for something above buyers and pizza this is the place. Away from the dusty road. Beside the pool and beach. Great service. Good wine. Fabulous fish tacos and shrimp casado. We were there for lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank KCT55
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We are staying at Tropico Latino and go for breakfast everyday to Shambala. The service is top notch and the food is great. We had a couple of rainy evenings and just walked out our door to the restaurant for dinner the food is tasty...More

Thank deuce232016
Reviewed 6 August 2017

For a quiet relaxing dinner off the main road this is a must. Located on the grounds of Tropico Latino Hotel. We have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here. Dinner was exquisite. Portions a bit small with the appetizer. Great staff and service. Very private,...More

Thank Curt E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

As it was pouring down buckets I decided to try the hotel's restaurant which seemed to have an interesting menu. The waiter was very professional and described the chef's culinary background (Barcelona) and his food philosophy (new Costa Rican cuisine). I ordered an appetizer and...More

Thank citizenoftheworld70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0062 ext. 3
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¨Cuisine That Plays Your Senses¨We offer creative alternatives that break through the traditional cuisine frontiers. Enjoy the sense of peace and tranquility that our delicious dishes inspire while seated next to the Pacific Ocean.During your stay in Santa Teresa, Shambala Restaurant offers you an innovative dinning option. We specialize in healthy dishes with fresh and organic products.
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