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Shambala

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Playa Santa Teresa | Hotel Tropico Latino, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0062 ext. 3
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This entire dinner was a WOW. Gourmet food with great quality! This chef is so unbelievably talented. He is a local guy from Santa Teresa that studied in Europe at different Michelin-starred restaurants. This was our most expensive meal in Santa Teresa, but well worth it. And still less expensive than what you would pay for this meal back home... More 

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San José, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a pleasant surprise! First, Randy, the restaurants' executive chef is the Costa Rican Cuisine ambassador to the world, selected amongst a large group of local chefs. He recently traveled to represent Costa Rica at the New York Times travel Show. When you taste his food, you understand what makes this place so special. They source most vegetables locally... More 

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portland, oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

but the execution left something to be desired. The food wasn't as tasty as it looked, and the red wine was served refrigerated. I GET that we're in the tropics. but a restaurant that is striving to be as high class as this one, really should know better than to refrigerate red wine. Granted, it's been a while since I've... More 

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Thank mortirolo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

While the menu they have doesn´t have a lot of options, the meals they serve are very well cooked, presented and excellent taste, if you stay at that hotel, eat there at least once.

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Thank Robert B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Incredible food for all meals- Great coffee, breakfast burritos, and gallo pinto for breakfast and the Tuna Tataki for dinner is out of this world. Highly recommend it!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I left my group of friends who went to a place where the music was too loud for me. I ate at Shambala alone after I stumbling on the sign on the way back to my hotel. I liked the verdant setting and the menu (pescaterian-friendly) so I stayed. The service is subtle, quiet, and prompt. The music was playing... More 

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Food was top notch and service was excellent. Nice atmosphere right on the beach. The drinks were great too, the dessert was ok.

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Cochrane, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Shambala for dinner and it was amazing. The open concept makes for a very intimate and comfortable setting. The service was top notch. Now the food...it was simply the best! Chef Randy introduced us to flavors that we have never experienced before. Awesome experience overall. Very highly recommended!

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Costa Rica
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Chef Randy Siles and the entire team at Shambala always outdo themselves, coming up with innovative, creative dishes that blend international-fusion cuisine with Costa Rican favorites. They use mostly organic and locally-sourced products that are the freshest, so you can't go wrong. Service is excellent and the meals are so delicious, they inspire you to come back again and again!

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Thank Gringa-tica28
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

OMG the food, those flavors, the textures, the colors, the smell…everything. Have you ever eaten art before? Well here I got to do it and it was awesome. And you should ask about the chef, Randy is doing such a good work promoting costa rican cuisine and social work in general.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
Description
¨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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