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Emilio's Cafe

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40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6807
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07:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in here once, had coffee and basic breakfast. PLace has nice view and decent service, althouhg we prefered another place down the street. We couldnt get a 4 person table with great view, despite several of those being unused the netire time we were there. Not bad but not great IMO

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Thank Chris J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were twice at Emilio's one time for Lunch and other time for breakfast. For lunch we had calamaris which were crispy outside and soft inside Ceviche - it was good but the pieces of fish were a little too big Tuna burger - it was good first time I had tuna burger with grounded tuna meat, normally people put... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Emilio's 1.due to being walkable from our hotel and 2. recommendations from other travelers via trip advisor. We were hoping for a nice dinner on the last night of our trip. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The live music was definitely not something I wanted to hear during dinner.It was 1 man and the sound he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food great atmosphere. Dined here several times. Would recommend for lunch dinner or just drinks.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Emilio's seemed like a door on the side of the road, but once you are inside, it all changes. The view is breathtaking. We had friendly, helpful service. Our favorite dishes were the curry and the fish skewers, and for dessert the flourless almond chocolate torte. We'll definitely be back!

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Thank msobrado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch here. CInnamon Ice Tea was a treat. Service was friendly and the view was phenomenal.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant seems to be absolutely packed every night, or maybe it was that they had a band on the occasions we saw it. You need to make a reservation to ensure a table. My seared tuna was huge but so fresh and just melted in the mouth. My husband's strip steak was on the chewy side but the menu... More 

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Thank Mwingereza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view, fresh and delicious food. Great attention and the best desserts!! You won't regreted!!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is okay but I did not get my eggs overeasy like I wanted. They came over medium. The view is definitely great!

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Thank aerync
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here but we were not made aware of the fee for the music which we were not so keen on. We only wanted to eat there because it had so many good reviews. The falafel salad was delicious as was my vegetable curry and my partner had the red snapper with creamy mash and veg!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 meter before hotel Mariposa | Main Road to Manuel Antonio Nacional Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6807

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