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La Manta - CLOSED

On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
+506 2776 2281
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
18 Jun 2016
“La Manta is Closed!!! No Longer in Business!!!”
26 Nov 2014
“a place to sit and watch the sun go down whales breeching in the gulf”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2012

We went to have diner like 5 times during the week...very nice setting, Videos of the day shown every day.. nice food. cold beer.. will come back !!

Thank LedouteMabite
Reviewed 11 May 2012

good food, good atmosphere! open air, a few mosquitos, tequila a must!

Thank mrm565
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great spot to grab a rum and coke ($2), with some nachos or a burger and watch the waves crash on the shore. My husband and I went every day to La Manta and would recommend it to everyone traveling through Pavones. I guess there...More

Thank Jenna B
Reviewed 23 April 2012

great set-up - few customers. great hamburgers. great tacos. stale croutons on caeser salad, which sort of killed it for me.

Thank lisa m
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Great tuna steak with wasabi mashed potatoes. Happy hour prices each weekday

1  Thank JoAnne B
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Great outdoor-ish space, awesome that they film and play videos of surfing from that day. delicious margaritas, friendly staff, music could have been better

Thank EmleeBee24
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We enjoyed a candle lit dinner this night, which was very romantic, but I also enjoy the music and surf movies that they usually offer. Delicious fresh ahi on mixed greens salad and delicious, perfect , homemade Onion Rings. Great service and friendly people. Very...More

Thank LauraDaniels
Reviewed 21 August 2011

We actually stayed in one of the cabinas behind the restaurant. Hugo was honest..it was not for a family but we made it work...floor fans and rearranged the beds and we were good to go. The room is geared more toward surfers who are just...More

Thank TOMnRhonda
Reviewed 5 July 2011

La Manta was the ultimate dining experience in the jungle!!! Hugo and his staff served up the ultimate seafood dishes!!! Mahi Mahi fish sticks are a must...all the food is amazing! The menu had a great selection to choose from with fish dishes being the...More

1  Thank bigsun27
Reviewed 24 May 2011

La Manta is a very unique 2 floor open air restaurant with nice decor. They open in the afternoon in time for great sunset views and happy hour. We went several nights during our stay and had the chance to try many items on the...More

Thank snowmie970
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the main road into town | First place on your left, Pavones, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Pavones
  • Phone Number: +506 2776 2281
  • E-mail
It's a restaurant/bar combined with a movie theatre, we show mostly surf movies, and also homemade surf videos filmed at the best point on Pavones break that same day.
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