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Gato Negro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 1728
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chicago
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place is really adorable + it has the costa rican feel. The only reason why I gave it four stars is the food could be a little bit better. Other than that, everything is great!

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Thank sdemas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was a decent place with good sangria and larger wine list. It was pouring outside so our options were limited, but the patio looked like it could be cool.

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Thank Joe R
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We visited during low/rainy season and were the only guests in the restaurant! The service was great and the server was friendly and professional. I struggled to find a vegan option but settled upon the chips, guacamole, and pico de gallo. My wife ate the chicken nachos and had plenty left for another meal the next day. Huge portions! I... More 

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Thank saucypezgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We have been to this restraint several times now. The food is great and the staff is friendly and attentive.

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Thank William H
Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This restaurant has very good food and service, but is much better in the busier hours while the staff is more attentive. We went during siesta-hour and our waiter was busy setting up for dinner, and left us to our own devices for most of the meal.

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Thank Maddy A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had breakfast, dinner and drinks at this restaurant as I was staying in the hotel complex, but it's open to anyone. Bar has a great range of drinks and friendly staff. There is 2-for-1 cocktail happy 'hour' for several hours in the evening, on a good range of cocktails. The cocktails tasted good, the mohitos especially! The dinner menu... More 

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Thank FearfulFlyer2
Orlando, Florida, United States
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Another great restaurant in Manuel Antonio. We had lunch here and the food was excellent. It is connected to a hotel, so you dine in a semi outdoor space with views of the hotel pool.

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Thank Stephen B
Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stopped here for happy hour with friends we met in Arenal. Our drinks were made to perfection and we had a blast! Will be back next time we are in Manuel Antonio.

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Thank Lindsey P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This restaurant has excellent views, and the service is great and the food even better. Ask the chef to make Lobster Alfredo. It is incredible. Prices are very reasonable

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

My daughter and I ordered smoothies, ceviche and mani-Mahdi. Total cost is under $30. Great price for the value of the food. We loved it and would come back again for the views and taste of the local cuisine.

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Thank Gene D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$120
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 5, on the way to Manuel Antonio. | in front of Airplane Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 1728

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