Top 10 Central American food in Quepos, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

November 8, 2019 Venice Greaves

Discover Restaurants offering the best Central American food in Quepos, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Quepos, a small town in Puntarenas province, is located on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast and is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world for big game sport fishing. However, Quepos also offers vacationers a wealth of other activities to do as well. The nearby plaza has many fine restaurants, art galleries and souvenir shops, most within a short walking distance of your beachfront vacation rental. Book an exhilarating canopy tour, go horseback riding, kayaking and rafting. Learn to surf or watch the surfers ride the waves; you’ll wonder at their athleticism.
Things to do in Quepos

10. Z Poolside Bistro

Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, Central American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi [email protected] +506 2777 6948 http://www.zpoolsidebistro.com
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4 based on 191 reviews

Z Poolside Bistro

The relaxing Poolside Bistro Restaurant is the perfect setting for casual dining in a fun jungle atmosphere. Surrounded by the rainforest, the Z is frequently visited by exotic wildlife and colorful birds. We specialize in contemporary cuisine with Costa

Reviewed By V2721JAjons

We came here for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, wanting to go somewhere a little different for our last night in Manuel Antonio.Everything was thoroughly enjoyable! The atmosphere is fun, feels more like a hipster bar than a raucous family restaurant. Our server Warner was super friendly and engaging, and, when he found out it was my parents’ anniversary, he kept bringing us gifts throughout the meal.The first thing you notice after you sit down is the menu. It’s chock full of descriptions and ingredients you won’t see in other restaurants in the area (heart of palm cheese?). All of our plates were delicious; I’d especially recommend the chilled cucumber soup, the Caribe Atómico hamburger, and the tacos de atún.They’ve only been in business for a short time, but I’m hoping they do well by serving up a different experience for visitors to Manuel Antonio. We’ll certainly be back next time we’re in the area.

9. Shana Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar

Carretera Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Costa Rican, Seafood, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Live Music [email protected] +506 2777 7373 http://www.shanahotel.com
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5 based on 354 reviews

Shana Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar

Shana Restaurant has amazing seafood dishes and woodfired Pizzas and Shana Lounge Pool Bar is the new hot spot in Manuel Antonio, featuring all day free pool and jacuzzi access, free WIFI and great service.

Reviewed By Bertjohnson

The atmosphere was incredible, the staff was the best, the food was amazing and the wine menu was very interesting. So for us this is the best option in Manuel Antonio.Dear BertjohnsonIt was our sincere pleasure serving you. Thank you for selecting Bella Vista Restaurant at Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa for your dining location. Our guest experience is very important to us. We are so pleased the you enjoyed our wine selection and your dining experience with us. Our chef and staff will be happy to read your comments. We apprciate you taking the time to give us a review and 5 Star Recommendations. We hope to see you again soon. Pura Vida

8. TuleCafe Restaurant

Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio 06754 Costa Rica Bar, Central American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi [email protected] +506 2777 0580 http://www.tulemarresort.com/dining/onsite-restaurant/
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4 based on 203 reviews

TuleCafe Restaurant

Tule Cafe is the restaurant within the Tulemar Resort. We serve a menu spanning Costa Rica to Dr. Mercola and if you hook it we'll cook it! Let us know if you have any special requests and we'll do our best to accommodate you!

Reviewed By Debbie C

I agree with the rave reviews of the cafe. One thing I will add is that we had breakfast and dinner and enjoyed both. The added bonus was the visit from 4 sloths our first evening! The staff spotted the first ones and told everyone about it. You get views, wildlife, good food and excellent staff. If you’re staying outside Tulemar, I recommend trying to come to the cafe as a top pick in the area. Not sure if you can??

7. La Cocina

Avenida Central Next to Hotel Wide Mouth Frog, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica Latin, Central American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +506 8521 3186 http://www.facebook.com/lacocinarestaurant/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARB4S5pz_Jl47fiesmAv3dvn4JpkRtiMEwIWfR8kqf-Mr3--3jQWumPx7FQDKs8V4Bt732aUMG6hjSZx
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4 based on 189 reviews

La Cocina

La Cocina offers fresh local flavours combined with international traveller favourites. Come and join us for a traditional Costa Rican 'Casado' with daily changing accompaniments or one of our many national rice dishes - chicken, seafood or prawns. Intern

Reviewed By Sandra H

La Cocina was our go-to spot for breakfast while we stayed in Quepos town. It is easy to find, friendly, very clean and we always found a table for 4 available. The menu has the typical Costa Rican breakfast options of "pinto" plus they did a great omelette, pancakes and an American style breakfast. Oh, and try the nachos too. Something for everybody. The service was smooth, the staff were warm and friendly and we always left satisfied. Breakfast for 4 was around $24 with coffee and drinks. Gives you a full belly to start the day of adventures.

6. Marisqueria Velamar Restaurante

Avenida 2 y Calle 3 Edificio Aidrosa, 2nd floor, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 8860 1169 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marisqueria-Velamar/460317630835913
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4 based on 320 reviews

Marisqueria Velamar Restaurante

Reviewed By 251geraldf

Hidden gem, rooftop dining, a flight of stairs involved to reach restaurant. Very friendly, great Red Snapper)blackened)Fresh veggies and very reasonable. The 3 of us came back consecutive nights for the special

5. Z Gastro Bar

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica Latin, Seafood, European, Central American, Costa Rican, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outd [email protected] +506 2777 6948 http://www.zgastrobar.com/
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4 based on 1034 reviews

Z Gastro Bar

Z Gastro Bar is an adventure in Costa Rican gastronomy, a culinary exploration of great dishes artfully presented. The food is almost too beautiful to eat, but it’s the taste that will transport you. Located in the splendid Marina Pez Vela in Quepos. Z ju

Reviewed By Kristabeth

My husband and I came to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. We visited Z Gastro Bar and Z Poolside Bistro multiple times during our 5 day stay. We cannot say enough great things about Marita (Gastro) and Warner (poolside). They do an outstanding job at making you feel like family. One day we took a fishing trip out of the marina and brought fresh Mahi in. Marita took the Mahi and had a delicious meal prepared for us, without direction! We had delicious ceviche and the Mahi prepared 3 ways. If you’re coming to Costa Rica, this has to be a stop during your stay! We will be back.

4. Gabriella's Steak Seafood & Pasta

Marina Pez Vella, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican Dinner, Lunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, [email protected] +506 2519 9300 http://www.gabriellassteakhouse.com/
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4 based on 843 reviews

Gabriella's Steak Seafood & Pasta

Gabriella's is the No.1 high-end Steak,Seafood & Pasta Restaurant with a direct ocean setting. We specialize in 100% Aged Black Angus beef, our specialties include, the Wow-Wow Shrimp, Jumbo Sizzling Scallops and the Gorgonzola Aged Strip. Our setting is

Reviewed By robert4travel

After looking at the menu of both Gabriella's and the Runaway Grill (Gabriella's is upstairs and Runaway Grill is downstairs in the same building) we opted for Gabriella's for the better seafood and pasta selections. And we were not disappointed.Advised on the food by our excellent waiter Dixon, who gave us great and attentive service, we had the wow-wow shrimp as appetizer (had the right amount of sweetness and spice). For main we had Salmon and Mahi-Mahi which were very delicious, and our kids enjoyed Gabriella's Balls pasta very much. For dessert we got a great fire show to prepare the Bananas Flambé, and it tasted just as good.The location is also nice as you have a beautiful view over the marina, and the Northwestern coast line. Nice and romantic in fact.The place isn't cheap but we felt it was well worth the money. A great place to have a special dinner. Thanks Dixon!

Top 10 restaurants in Quepos, Costa Rica

3. El Arado Restaurant

Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica Seafood, Latin, Fusion, Costa Rican, Central American Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +506 2777 0928 http://www.elaradorestaurante.com
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4 based on 562 reviews

El Arado Restaurant

If you are looking for excellent food and high quality, El Arado Restaurant is your choice, fresh seafood, meat cuts, wraps, burgers, Costa Rican cuisine,vegetarian option, live music, Happy Hour (2x1 cocktails) every day from 3pm to 7pm. Tell your taxi d

Reviewed By Cheyenne M

Me and my friend came here to escape the rain and were so glad we did! Our server Rafael was great. Food portion was big and delicious !!

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2. Falls Garden Restaurant

50 mtr Sur de Si Como No, Manuel Antonio 94650 Costa Rica Fusion, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 2777 1115 http://www.fallsresortcr.com/
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4 based on 436 reviews

Reviewed By Stay611234

Louis, the perfect host, had the most uncanny knack of anticipating your requirement. On our arrival, just like magic, welcoming drinks appeared. He remembered what you had ordered before and made great recommendations as to what to eat and drink. The food was varied and of excellent quality. Breakfasts were buffet style with a selection of individually prepared cooked items severed to your table. As a person who drinks hot water first thing in the morning, i was impressed that the hot water urn produced pure water without the taint of coffee or tea that is the norm elsewhere. All in all one of the best paces in the area to stay and to eat.Dear Friend,Thank you very much for your amazing review, we hope to see you back in the future, Our goal is to take very good care of all our customers that at the end became our friends Pura Vida!

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1. Ronny's Place

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +506 2777 5120 http://www.ronnysplace.com/
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4 based on 1746 reviews

Ronny's Place

Located in the middle of a 90 acres farm, where restaurant is the only building, you can find our Restaurante y Mirador Ronny´s Place, a beautiful "rancho" at farm´s highest mountain peak, allowing for a magnificent view of a 2 bay private beach and horiz

Reviewed By PJplus42014

You really cannot beat this location for a sunset meal. The restaurant is located high above the sea with no other buildings nearby to ruin the view and you have a perfect view of the setting sun if it's not cloudy. We started outside for drinks (Pina colada served in a pineapple....) then moved to the covered area for dinner. Food was very nice, including my grilled tuna with potatoes and veggies, but perhaps a little on the pricey side. Lovely staff and worth a visit, though road is steep and bumpy to get there.

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