Punta Arenas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Punta Arenas

February 14, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best restaurant in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica including Restaurante Caballo Blanco, Da Mon Key, El Shrimp Shack, la Cueva del Diablo, Restaurante Chung San, Las delicias del Puerto, Matobes, Pizzeria Restaurante Lilliana, Restaurant & Marisqueria Gugas, Soda La Macarena
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1. Restaurante Caballo Blanco

Route #1 , Km 131 | Miramar Crossing 7 Km north, Punta Arenas Aranjuez, Costa Rica Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night (506) 639 -1189
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 230 reviews

Restaurante Caballo Blanco

Reviewed By HipolitaJunior

I really liked this place! The breaded fish filet was really delightful. I think you should get the fish options instead of any of the other meats. The place could use some improvements such as better service. I waited a long time for some water and sauce for my fish. Good place to stop though!

2. Da Mon Key

25 Metres North of the Crossroads, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica Waitstaff Mexican, American, Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$86 +506 2640 0356
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Da Mon Key

Reviewed By jamie410 - Columbus, Ohio

We went here for lunch and shared the nachos. It was plenty for 2 people to share. The carnitas was tender, the salsa & guac was great, and the real cheese was melted on (wasn't any b.s. cheese sauce). It really hit the spot after a long hike. They have big screen tv's behind the bar. A soccer game was playing while we were there. Open air restaurant has nice atmosphere. Good location, in the heart of Mal Pais. Would have loved a t-shirt because their logo is cool, but they were out of shirts.

3. El Shrimp Shack

De la municipalidad 150 Este, avenida 3, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, South American Lunch, Dinner +506 2661 0585
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

El Shrimp Shack

Reviewed By TravelinGal147289 - Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica

When taking care of business in Puntarenas we always look for a new restaurant to try and El Shrimp Shack did not disappoint. It's the launching point for the Calypso cruise. Very nice welcoming courtyard and inside was reminiscent of an East Coast seaside town. For folks stopping in CR on a cruise, I would recommend a visit here to get a sense of the real Costa Rica as the restaurant is just a few blocks outside of the busy downtown area. It's on the water and although the menu is limited, they sounded very appealing. We chose the Shrimp Burger with Special Chips because it was different. It was unbelievably good. I don't know how they bound it together, but all we could taste was chunks of chopped shrimp and the very tasty seasonings. It was a very generous patty served on an equally tasty bun and the fries were fresh, homemade and battered. I seldom eat fries, but I passed on the bun and devoured those! Others have raved about the Shrimp Burger and it certainly should be something you should try. Additionally, the restaurant isn't far from the fishermen's market where there are numerous vendors selling all types of seafood. Our waiter, Nelson, did a fine job of attending to our needs and directing us to the market as well. So you can try to make your own burger, but I doubt it will be as good as the one from El Shrimp Shack. Enjoy!

4. la Cueva del Diablo

El Roble Puntarenas, de la entrada principal a el Roble 1 kilometro al este, El Roble, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica Seafood Lunch
Excellent
57%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

la Cueva del Diablo

Es Un Pequeño Restaurante Pero La Comida Es Exquisita Y A Un Muy Buen Precio.

Reviewed By Walter R - San Jose, Costa Rica

I visited the place too manny times always enjoy the food which is really good and fresh. But I dont feel they deserve 5 stairs becuase the facilities are really poor and the service is way too slow. But still the prices are really high... In a normal day a place doesnt invest on infrastucture their prices are low.. This place is really ugly with no class at all. If you are looking for good food this is the place... If you are looking a nice place you better stay away from here.
The restrooms probably worst than any city market restroom really disgusting...

5. Restaurante Chung San

Avenida 1, entre calles 1 y 3 | Centro comercial Momentum, Pinares de Curridabat, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Reservations Chinese Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$157 +506 2271 4556
Excellent
40%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Restaurante Chung San

Reviewed By Arnold1936 - Coral Gables, Florida

After many years of absence because I'm not living in Costa Rica, I returned to dinner at this Restaurant and the surprise was very pleasant. The place attractive modern, and very broad menu and exotic dishes. Knew him almost since opening and the effort paid off. Now those who have taken over, have been proposed to maintain the quality of their food. If you go to Puntarenas, this restaurant will fill your expectations of Chinese food. Highly recommended.

6. Las Delicias del Puerto

Costado Oeste Del Hotel Tioga Paseo de Los Turistas | Barrio El Carmen Puntarenas, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +506 2661 6064
Excellent
22%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 59 reviews

Las Delicias del Puerto

Reviewed By Doosage - London, UK

We stopped here for lunch after the ferry. The menu is extensive but we wanted something quick and cheap so we chose burgers. They were really good, great flavour, flame grilled? The chicken in the Scooby doo burger is the only chicken I've had in our 10 days on Costa Rica that hasn't been overcooked! Definitely a good find for lunch.
There is a chap on the street ushering you in which is a bit odd/unwelcome.

7. Matobes

Puntarens, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Pizza, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +506 2661 3498
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Matobes

Reviewed By Tingo - Costa Rica

We've been going to Matope's for years and the pizza never disappoint. The restaurant is on the main street along the beach and caters to beach goers as well as residents. The owner is committed to sustainable energy and has installed solar panels - one of the few places in Puntarenas. I've paid with credit card with no problems. Matope's opens at 5:00 and is closed on Wednesday.

8. Pizzeria Restaurante Lilliana

50 meters West of the San Vito Park, San Vito 60801, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +506 2773 3080
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Pizzeria Restaurante Lilliana

Reviewed By gayla - Victoria, Texas

The thinly sliced Prosciutto on our pizza was delicious......maybe the best pizza we ever had! The crust was tender, but crisp. We found the restaurant to be clean and the service was great. Our medium pizza arrived in a short amount of time with our drinks! Not being familiar with San Vito we had a little trouble finding the restaurant....but sure glad we did!

9. Restaurant & Marisqueria Gugas

Calle 1, Punta Arenas 5400, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +506 2661 0707
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Restaurant & Marisqueria Gugas

Opened since 2002.<br><br>Visit us and enjoy a unique experience.<br><br>We want to offer you the best from our menu with particular taste, mixing the best from two worlds: porteno flavours with the culinary culture from Germany.<br><br>It&apos;s pretty easy to find us in town, one block north the cruise ship terminal.<br><br>IMPORTANT: Due to vacations the restaurant will be closed between June 2nd and July 13th, 2017.

Reviewed By Food-Art-Lover - Irvine, California

We were on a cruise through the Panama Canal. Sadly most of our ports didn't afford us the opportunity to eat locally. But we finally found a place to eat in Punta Arenas.
The local draft beer is a wonderful accompaniment to their sautéed octopus and garlic shrimp. The owner is German and has been in Costa Rica for 28 years. We also had free WiFi with our meal, an added bonus.
The food was tasty and such a relief from cruise food! Wished we had more time and bigger stomachs to try more dishes

10. Soda La Macarena

Avenida 4 Leon Cortes, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Fast Food +506 2661 1415
Excellent
23%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Soda La Macarena

Reviewed By joychugh - Boston, Massachusetts

Right across the sea shore. Be sure to drink their milk shakes and if you have a sweet tooth then the Churchill with unlimited condensed milk and syrup is for you! The sandwiches and burgers are good. I would recommend casado instead of sandwiches or burgers if you like beans. I have tried their shakes in water and they are like fruit juice with pulp and taste really good!

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