We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Central American, Cafe, Healthy, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Delivery, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Jazz Bar
Reviews (2,778)
Filter reviews
2,421 results
Traveller rating
1,737
486
125
39
34
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
1,737
486
125
39
34
Show reviews that mention
All reviews falafel salad passion fruit pie cakes eggs benedict almond cookies sea bass curry key lime pie cheesecake ceviche french toast bread fresh fish steak great view great desserts costa rica
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our driver from the airport told us about Emilio’s. Our taxi driver in Quepos told us about Emilio’s. A patron at our villa told us about Emilio’s…and the internet told us about Emilio’s…and we are here to tell you that it’s all legit. Best dinner,...best views, BEST service (ask for Jose!!)…desserts, wine…We are incredibly grateful for the experience we had!More

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was just okay. Drinks as well. Nothing spectacular. I imagine the view is awesome during the day but we were there for dinner

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has amazing food but the pancakes soaked up all the syrup and were still dry but if you use hot sauce it tastes really good

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant with fantastic food, views and atmosphere. We had dinner here on our last night in Manuel Antonio and it was really special, the food is super high quality and the cocktails are incredible (one of the best margaritas I had on our trip)....The atmosphere in the restaurant is great as is the setting. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views. Fabulous service. Good menu. Brilliant coffee. Nice music. What’s not to like! Best food in Quepos, was recommended by our hotel.

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic dinner, especially with Jose! Our food was delicious and everything they recommended was perfect. Dessert was to die for!

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for a birthday dinner. Great food and dessert, wanted to give a special shout out to our wonderful waiter José. We were in great hands, excellent service !

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Emilios and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Our waiter, Jose, was attentive and helpful and recommended wonderful dishes. The Greek salad was refreshing and delish. The Caribbean fish as well as the steaks were well made and...flavorful. This was a wonderful stop on our last night.More

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad we stumbled upon Emilios. I'm just bummed we didn't discover it sooner. We ate there the last 2 nights of our trip and it was excellent! Jose was a fabulous server and was very attentive. The chicken curry was amazing and...all of the desserts were delicious! Trust me we tried quite a few of them. If you are in the area Emilios is a must try!More

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for two. Fresh Seabass with Peruvian seafood sauce and giant prawns with Caribbean roux. Everything was fresh and delicious. Service was perfect. Salads were wonderful. Our sincere compliments to the chef and management. The desserts are beautifully displayed in cold cases. The carrot cake...was delicious. Very much worth saving room for. The wine list is good but very few by the glass. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always love to stop at Emilio’s cafe. They have excellent breakfast and their coffee is one of the best. The views are always fantastic.

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, great view. Jose our waiter was great. One of the best meals we had in MA. Not inexpensive but worth the $$.

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be clear I have been a fan of Emilio and his cafe since he was in a store front. We recently had inner there several times because I had to have their Indian chicken curry—again. Amazing. My wife’s Caribbean chicken was also excellent, but...the accompanying variation on Gallo Pinto was memorable: savory spices accompanied by fried banana slices with distinct but not ferocious heat. Perfect combo. Trigger Warning: Don’t under any circumstances go near the dessert cooler unless you have preternatural self control, e.g., key lime pie (a favorite of mine)—but done with passion fruit (!); Mississippi mud pie; several flourless chocolate offerings; etc; etc; etc. of course we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ordered different tuna dishes, poke tuna and tuna burger. The Poke tune was covered with soy sauce (it was a lot). We both got food poisoning and spent the next day in the hospital. It was disappointing to spend our last...day like this but we learned to avoid "fresh fish" dishesMore

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our best meal in Costa Rica. Beautiful ambiance and view. Attentive service. Delicious dishes. Save room for the passion fruit pie!

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Villas El Parque
128 reviews
.05 km away
Hotel Mandarina
359 reviews
.07 km away
Los Altos Resort
1,328 reviews
.07 km away
Divisamar Hotel
127 reviews
.13 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Hola India Restaurant Manuel Antonio
969 reviews
.29 km away
Namaste Indian Restaurant
1,127 reviews
.40 km away
Love Indian Cuisine Manuel Antonio
590 reviews
.39 km away
Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar
5,077 reviews
.34 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Tropical Waterfalls Tour
111 reviews
.51 km away
Manuel Antonio Info Center
5 reviews
.51 km away
La Selvita
66 reviews
.48 km away
Manuel Antonio Adventure
13 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
allisonk812
December 15, 2022|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from U8815OQmelissap | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is the same location
1
Vote
Gianinna B
August 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Evelina B | Property representative |
Thei are but Unfortunatlly costa rica law forbid pets in any restaurant now
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

EMILIO'S CAFE, Manuel Antonio - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Emilio's Cafe

Yes, Emilio's Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Emilio's Cafe offers delivery services.

Yes, Emilio's Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Emilio's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5