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Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste

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$$ - $$$
Asian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
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50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
+506 2778 7322
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only restaurant open in town when I arrived. I was not expecting too much other than a quick meal but was blown away by the atmosphere and the food. Very good preparation, presentation and taste. Ended up going twice in my 4 days in Esterillo Oeste. You would have to travel a long way to find a... More 

Thank Whenintown
Ocean, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is our absolute favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. Amazing open air, relaxed and friendly vibe and the BEST food! We have tried to replicate the caribbean rice and beans but can't come close. Don't miss out on this gem!

Thank Lauren F
Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Cody and I come here quite often (especially when we run out if time to cook at home we end up at Los Almendros) the service is great, Leo and Arturo are amazing, and Karen the owner is the best host. The majority of the time she will be at the restaurant making sure everything is perfect. The food is... More 

Thank Alejandra E
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great dining spot in this quaint area. It has a very cool up-scale hippie type of vibe. The owner is often in the restaurant and the couple of times that we dined there we had excellent service. While in Esterillos Oeste be sure to visit Aloha Surf; the owner Jorge is the nicest guy!!

Thank aliinlv
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I adore this place. From the cozy atmosphere to the delicious food, we fell in love with everything. The smoothies are a great way to start your meal while you wait for the food, which is delicious. The Pad Thai was the best I've ever had. And the chocolate brownie is an absolute must! The ingredients are... More 

Thank Joel J
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164 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We weren't blown away by the food, but it was definitely pretty good, especially considering the prices. Frozen drinks were outstanding. Service was the main problem which needs improvement. We were disappointed with the wait time, attitude, and lack of acknowledgement. It's particularly frustrating to get that kind of service and then find a large gratuity included on the check.... More 

Thank Melibrooklyn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We all had a very nice meal, except one of us who chose the red curry and it was not good at all. So stay clear of the red curry and enjoy the rest.

Thank alessandra b
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Los Almendros was recommended enthusiastically by one of the staff at a surf lesson and board rental place down the road. One of only two restaurants in operation while we were in Esterillos Oeste in the off-season (the other restaurant seems primarily frequented by locals while Los Almendros is an expat destination), their food was excellent. They serve Asian dishes... More 

Thank Johanna B
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We would never have found this place on our own had it not been for local recommendations. Food is flavorful and such quality ingredients. Service is wonderful. Atmosphere is relaxed and charming. A very special place. We've eaten here twice, and a few in our party are very picky eaters. We've all been pleased.

Thank Ann O
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our family just arrived in Esterillos Oeste from Arenal which in itself was a trek but while staying here we found Los Almendros a 2 min drive from where are staying. And what a find. It's a cute little place with a full bar and a wonderful menu as well as a wonderful staff including the owner. We had fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Oeste
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 7322
For over eight years Los Almendros Restaurant has earned an excellent reputation as a favorite dining-out spot for travelers and locals alike. We pride ourselves in always offering up incredibly fresh and tasty treats. Your taste buds will be delighted by the combination of flavors on your plate... Our fresh fish and chicken as well as vegetarian dishes are accompanied with green seasonal salads with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and seasonal fresh sauteed veggies as well as our famous Rice and Beans which is cooked with homemade coconut milk. We are committed to food sustainability and pride ourselves in using fresh local ingredients in order to provide world fusion flavors. The daily catch is always a good choice and we have many vegetarian options as well. We have an excellent wine list as well as a cocktail bar and full bar menu offering delights such as fresh-homemade fruit infusions and tropical unique cocktails. The atmosphere at Los Almendros is cozy and laid-back with ambient fairy lighting in an outdoor, covered setting. Call for reservations or just stop in. We guarantee you - whether you choose the fresh catch of the day, a vegetarian option, one of our Thai or Caribbean curries, Caribbean style stewed chicken, our famous Peanut or Jerk Sauces, a typical Costa Rican dish, or anything else on the menu - you will not be disappointed. We are located in the heart of Esterillos Oeste, three doors west of the soccer field on the road between Super Sol and the Soccer Field. We are open from 4 pm - 10 pm and are closed on Sundays. We accept all major credit cards as well as cash in US Dollars or local currency (Colones).

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