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Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, Contemporary, South American, Central American
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Ostional, Ostional 89123-1157, Costa Rica (Formerly Ristorante La Terrazza)
+506 8519 6059
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We returned to Brovilla for the second time. Spent 3 weeks first trip and 2 weeks for most recent. Brovilla has made some beautiful improvements since our last visit. A viewing deck off the bar/restaurant and a wood burning stove that makes, by far, best pizza in that region and rustic bread that will make you a regular customer for... More 

Thank slpmcarlson
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this excellent review! We put a lot of love and care into our food and service, so we appreciate guests who keep coming back and noticing all the details. We have indeed done some remodeling, making our restaurant even more perfect for relaxing and taking in the surrounding jungle and ocean views. We continue to expand our... More 

Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We rented quads for the day and just randomly stopped at this gem of a place. Could not have asked for a better place to stop for lunch or dinner. They even let you use their pool with a view if you spend 5,000 colones, I think it is. We loved it so much we went back for dinner the... More 

Thank ToddTravelsPlaces
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, we were so happy to see you twice! You were all awesome guests! Brovilla is a great place to stop on quad or car tours of the coast. The pool is indeed available to restaurant guests with a 5,000 colones minimum purchase per person. All the best! More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

This out of the way restaurant is worth the drive. They make their own pizza dough and bread and buns for their barbecue sandwiches. I've had their pizza, BBQ, Chifrio, camarones, lobster rolls and some other dishes. The food is always great and the staff makes you feel like they are glad you came. I'll keep coming back, I promise!... More 

Thank TrOpicanaTraveler1
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Roberto. It is very important to us to provide consistent and delicious food and friendly service, especially for locals who have been here many times. We really appreciate all of our guests from the neighborhood! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were a group of 8 who went up to Brovilla for pizza night. What a treat to get outside of the busier area of Nosara and have such a great meal along with an amazing view and staff. Don't miss the Tuna Stack appetizer, one of the most unique plates I have had in Costa Rica. Watching parrots fly... More 

Thank Nick F
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review, Nick. Our location in the jungle is one of the most special parts of the restaurant, so we're happy to hear you enjoyed the natural setting...and the food, of course. Come back soon! More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The menu is a little limited. I don't like spicy foods, or rather they don't like me. My husband and I ordered the barbeque pork sandwich with cabbage slaw topped with fruits and yucca chips. The meal was tasty and enough for me. My husband would have liked a larger sandwich. Happy Hours is until 6pm. The bartender needs more... More 

Thank CCH1223
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. Due to our remote location, limited access to ingredients and general volume of the restaurant, we do have a limited menu that we try to mix up with specials throughout the year. We prefer to offer fewer options, keeping them fresh and interesting. We're happy you enjoyed the BBQ sandwiches, one of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Went with a group of 6, had a great evening out. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were there for sunset, very beautiful. Enjoyed good food reasonably priced. They have a happy hour.

Thank Tracey B
Brovilla, General Manager at Brovilla Resort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Tracey! We loved having you here! More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

The view on the ocean is really nice especially at the sunset. The food at the restaurant is really good and the home made bread fantastic. A little bit expensive. The owners are really friendly.

Thank gio D
Naples, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

We rented ATVs in Playa Guiones and headed to Ostional to see the turtles during the day. After we left we headed north and found this wonderful spot. We stopped in for lunch and a swim and I could have happily moved in. Both my boys ages 15 and 11 enjoyed the food, view and conversation with Brendan and Lauren.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Food prepared with talent, great herbs and spices making unique tastes! Great drinks, great service!

Thank Quincy65
Walla Walla, Washington
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

The food was great, not Costarican, more like American fusion with elements of East Europe, since the family owner comes from there. Seafood is extremely fresh.

Thank Errico1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Seafood, International, Contemporary, South American, Central American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ostional, Ostional 89123-1157, Costa Rica (Formerly Ristorante La Terrazza)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Ostional
  • Phone Number: +506 8519 6059
The Restaurant at Brovilla Resort Hotel is an open-air, poolside dining option with brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding coasting jungle. The entrance is off the main road, between the towns of Ostional and San Juanillo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Open Monday-Saturday, 12-7pm. We specialize in fish and seafood, twists on local fare and making almost everything from scratch. We offer homemade bread from our wood-fire oven and PIZZA NIGHTS every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Brovilla is at the edge of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, just minutes from nesting sea turtles and excellent surfing at Playa Ostional and about 8 miles north of Nosara. Check our website for more information.

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