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Labiela Sabores del Mundo

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Playa Chiquita | 2 Floor Deluxe House, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
+506 2756 8354
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Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Live music without having to take a taxi to downtown area (this is in playa chiquita). Lester Seal was excellent entertainment - a gifted performer. The homemade pizza was huge and delicious. The vegetables and rice fresh. The wine and atmosphere relaxing. The hostess is lovely. I recommend this place- star gazing included free of charge. How beautiful. Great vibe.

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Thank piratepete171
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant when we saw a man playing the saxophone to what seemed to be a relaxed little bar atmosphere. Catered to a large party last minute, food was decent but deserves an A+++ for the atmostphere, stiff drinks, and service alone.

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Thank Nicholas V
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are not many restaurants between Cocles and Manzanillo. Chose this one, especially on a Sunday night when the beautiful souls who comprise Tracy and the Lazy Monkey Band. Rita, who owns this amazing place, has had to endure a lot to just run a restaurant and treat everyone like gold. Please support her. Best things on the menu, and... More 

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Thank SocklessJ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We ordered the guacamole and a pizza. The guacamole was okay, but I have had much better at other restaurants in the area. It seemed to be mostly large chunks of tomatoes rather than avocado. The chips were also just from a bag and they must have left them out in the humidity because they were a it stale. When... More 

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Thank Shana E
Peoria, Illinois
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721 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Some of the best fresh local cuisine. It was a short walk from our hotel. Staff is very friendly. Labiela is an outstanding chef and serves delicious Portuguese dishes. She has specials each night with a fresh ingredients. For our group this was one of the top restaurants during our week stay in PV.

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Thank islandexplorer
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

On New Year's Eve, 2015, me and my travel companion were robbed and assaulted by the employees of this restaurant. We were isolated as the remaining two patrons of the place, then attacked and beaten up by employees. The owner/manager did nothing but observe, and virtually every employee working was in on the assault, even some of the local residents.... More 

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Thank foreverdub
saboresdelmundo, Owner at Labiela Sabores del Mundo, responded to this review

i´m so sorry we came to this level.... this lady, japonese american was treatead as everybody, we were working so hard to have a perfect new years eve, i was in the kitchen. i´ve tried to talk w this lady cause i was consorne that the fire works would scared her dog, a small white poodle. the husband is a... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I just returned from a solo trip to Puerto Viejo and the warm welcome I received from Rita at La Biela set the tone for my whole trip. This was the only place along this stretch of road with a lively atmosphere on a rainy Sunday night, which was welcomed since I was by myself. I wasn't surprised to see... More 

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Thank chicg
saboresdelmundo, Owner at Labiela Sabores del Mundo, responded to this review

thank u vrey much;) hope u come back soon;) More 

Huntly, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from this establishment having gone there on recommendations of others on trip adviser, and without meaning to offend those whom left good reviews, they must have never had a decent meal in their lives, the food was mediocre to say the least and only worth about half the price, and the entertainment was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Food was very good but what really earns the place 5 stars is the friendly nature of the place from owner to bartender to chef. We were instant friends and didn't want to leave.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

I spent the first three weeks of November in Playa Chiquita. La Biela was the first restaurant we ventured out to and it truly set the stage for what would prove to be the best vacation of my life. The food was simply amazing and the staff were second to none. Over the course of the three weeks we ate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Portuguese, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 2 Floor Deluxe House, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2756 8354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?