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Cafe El Manglar - CLOSED

2-3 Blocks North of Town Center, Brasilito, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6070
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Nov 2017
4 Apr 2016
“Good, cheap and friendly”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2-3 Blocks North of Town Center, Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Seaside service by an enthusiastic and talented chef. We sat on the oceanfront and ate delicious food served in several courses, all of which were a delight. This experience is like none I have had before, two hours of enjoying multiple delicious foods that I...More

Thank Maura C
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The food there was excellent. Prices were cheap and the owner was very friendly. Also good vibes at this place Only thing: make sure you are not allergic to cats and dogs because they just walk around the place.

Thank MathieuPriem
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Some additions to the menu this year with new chef, Guido, besides Victor in the kitchen. Pizza, pasta, risotto, fish, beef and chicken entrees. All prepared deliciously. Serving smoothies, cocktails, wine and beer. The restaurant is across from the beach and is decorated in CR...More

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great prices, and excellent food. This is the quintessential Costa Rican dining experience. You won't find cloth napkins and cushy seating, only a great Italian chef, a great vibe, and some of the best pizza on the Pacific Coast.

Thank brewr69
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Thank you for the meals we had, fresh grilled fish, great service, good value meal, tipico. Cold beer and cold white wine

Thank JodyP662
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Just ate here and it was delicious! Milanese was on point, so good. Pasta bolognese was excellent. Owners were so friendly, nice, and accommodating. Will absolutely return again!

Thank Sashur H
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We watched the sunset from Cafe El Maglar drinking pineapple smoothies, then had a wonderful dinner. While only three entrees to choose from all where wonderfully fresh especially the grilled mahi mahi. Dessert was caramelized bananas in chocolate sauce. Victor works magic in his tiny...More

Thank Jo-Ann A
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Always the friendliest and good local fare. I especially love the ocean breeze that always floats thru the restaurant.

Thank tbrauzi
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Quaint little place a few steps away from Brasilito Beach. Espresso is a great option when you need that Eye Opener. Beats Starbucks hands down! Fresh juice from the local fruits are always very refreshing. I've been here more than u can count in my...More

Thank Ajomeara
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This lovely little gem of a restaurant has it all.... ocean view, attentive staff, and lovely food. The energy in this delicious place is beautiful and the owner, Jor'ge makes the dining experience truly delightful. We went here many times for breakfast and lunch. Next...More

Thank YZDean
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  • Address: 2-3 Blocks North of Town Center, Brasilito, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 6070
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