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Vista de Olas Restaurant

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Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0414
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The staff at this restaurant are great and very accomodating. They offer a blended mint mojito over the traditional crushed mint. Had dinner here once which consisted of fish cooked in foil on a grill and salad. The fish was slightly seasoned and I had to reclose my foil paper so that it could fully cook through. The food was... More 

Thank Shirieka C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Expensive drinks and they make you spend a minimum in order to swim in the pool, but the view is second to none. Would recommend it because I think everyone should experience that once.

1 Thank Abchehabi
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

If you're up for cooking your own slabs of meat for dinner, this might be a decent experience... We came as a group for lunch and it was seriously the worst meal of our trip! We ordered pasta, salads & fries - not sure how, but the 'cook' was able to royally mess up everything, it was all pretty much... More 

Thank katyanova
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

We enjoyed two sunsets up at Vista on our most recent trip to Costa Rica and it is hands down the best sunset vantage point in the area. One of the nights we stayed after sunset for an amazing BBQed meal with a build your own salad bar that was the best meal of our trip. My mouth is watering... More 

1 Thank Ruby M
Regina, Canada
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364 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

We drove up to Vista Los Olas on a recommendation of a friend. The drive up is a bit rough (like the rest of the area) but I was told by the owner they he (along with others in the development) are paving it in the off season. The restaurant has an amazing view of Playa Santa Teresa with a... More 

1 Thank Cheryl K
New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Came for dinner.. learned the chicken I ordered would take a long time to cook because it was "frozen and needed to thaw". Charged 15% or something extra to your bill for using credit card? Pool area was full of drink Europeans. Food I ordered was bad, drink was bad all relative to other places in Malpais. Avoid the restaurant,... More 

2 Thank J3749IR
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've been to this hotel/bar a few times and I've written a good review on it previously, but after my last visit I will never return. The owners are very rude and disrespectful. The drinks are also overpriced. There are other spots in town with views as good and where the owners appreciate your business. Go if you must but... More 

Thank Tonysilverfox
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Breakfast was so yummy every morning. Dinner was also amazing. We went fishing and caught a bunch of Mahi Mahi and they cooked it up for us!!!

Thank Shgrennan
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset and relax after a day of activities. The hot tub like all hot tubs in Costa Rica isn't hot but the beer is cold and the view is great.

Thank Tonysilverfox
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

This place has a stellar view with an infinity pool over looking the pacific ocean. The steaks are enormous and cooked well. we were staying there but also ate there three times. the staff is excellent as well.

1 Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vista De Olas Hotel and Spa | Vista De Olas Dr., Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0414

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