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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast food, South American, Central American
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Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2777
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Jenks, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach side restaurant and bar at the Arenas Del Mar resort. We typically each lunch and have several drinks here everyday. The menu is a little limited but everything we have had has been excellent.

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Thank Charlie E
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate every lunch here during my stay. This restaurant mirrors the excellent quality food, staff and view as the upper restaurant called "El Mirador Bar & Restaurant". The menu is slightly different but we made some requests for a few items that are on the upper restaurant menu and they accommodated without question. Every chance I got I was eating... More 

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Thank RandyG777
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The evening began with an exciting ride (like Space Mountain) up and down a winding dark road on a golf cart. We arrived at the beach front restaurant lit up and on the sand -- including roaming hermit crabs underfoot and a few curios raccoons spying on us whilst we ate! The pre fixe menu had some great choices --... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

At my recent visit to Costa Rica I found the best lunch experience at this delightful beachside eatery located inside the Arenas del Mar resort. Wonderful food options with an ocean view an d a tasty cocktail.....what more could you ask for? Try the fish sliders or the quesadilla along with a tropical sangria.

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Thank Michael C
Berlin, Germany
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Private beach is perfect to relax on chairs and swim in the surf! Have a beer and order the sliders as they are yum! Happy hour from 2:30 to 3:30!

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Thank Courtney O
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ate breakfast and dinner here several times during our stay at Arenas del Mar. We had a number of their different offerings. Their breakfast is fantastic, the breakfast burrito reminds me of an upscale California preparation while the French Toast is decadent and delightful. They offer wonderful options for dinner, the cerviches are wonderful and one night they even... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We ate at this spot multiple time while staying at the Arenas del Mar. Easy, casual dining - on the beach if you want it. They have a GF menu if you need it too.

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Thank Bob A
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We ate here several times during our week at Arenas del Mar and really enjoyed it. The view of the beach is incredible. The food was delicious, and the portions are huge. We also ate dinner here twice, including the particularly delicious BBQ night. Don't miss it!

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Thank isolabella0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The staff was amazing, so friendly and outgoing. Gluten free options were out of this world. You can get drinks and food at the pool and beach. Highly recommend! We ate lunch here every day even after excursions because it was so relaxing and for the views.

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Thank Stephanie F
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I was recently in Costa Rica again, and had the chance to dine at Playitas. The menu had several new choices for lunch which were amazing. The fish sliders were fantastic. The beef tenderloin sandwich had so many flavors my taste buds could hardly keep up! Portions were ample. Service was friendly as always. It's a great spot to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast food, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2777

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