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Restaurante Balu

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 8360 6942
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

One of the local's favorites ON the beach has been closed by the Muni!!! Fear not...they have been relocated to Quepos. Same great food and service, but without the beach. Facing the little park on the south end of town by the Colombian vet. Please...More

1  Thank askelena
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Had lunch and sunset drimks on several occasions. Always good, reasonable prices and served with a smile. Also rent sunbeds at a good price.

Thank Andysar
Reviewed February 7, 2018

The food was good (some dishes better then others) but the winning point was the location. Does it get better then eating seafood ON THE BEACH! Loved the cement tables right on the beach. Gorgeous place to enjoy a meal while watching the sunset over...More

Thank porterfam4
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Truly 1 of my favorite places on earth. Friendly family staff. Right on the beach & great drinks. While there, just look up & around & you'll think you're in a Corona commercial.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Four of us ate dinner at Balu on the beach at sunset on a recommendation from our hotel desk clerk. Great views of the beach and sunset. Stone seats are hard but the outdoor atmosphere is great. The fish was delicious as were the 2...More

Thank laborman1
Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you want an authentic local experience, you have to try this spot. Right on the beach, great view, fun and funky atmosphere. We enjoyed their ceviche, fish tacos and of course the pina coladas while watching the sunset. Great spot!

Thank Janet D
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Balu was a great little beach bar. We stopped for a quick drink and ended up staying a few hours. My boyfriend rented a surf board and our waiter set up an umbrella and chairs for us on the beach. Everyone was very friendly. Drinks...More

Thank clove78
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little beach bar that sits right on the sand. You can order drinks and take them out to the beach or sit in their open restaurant and have some food. We did both and all was reasonably priced. Very nice staff...More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Not only is this bar right in the ocean with exceptional views, the chocolate milkshakes we're out of this world. We all got one, you should too.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed July 29, 2017

The food was excellent. I had a traditional Casado, others in the party had the chicken sandwich and fish sandwich. All the food was excellent. We also went several times and just got drinks to enjoy on the beach.

Thank mommytorw
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Questions & Answers
November 26, 2017|
Response from clove78 | Reviewed this property |
I do believe you can set up lessons or just rent the board.
September 14, 2015|
Response from Johanna R | Property representative |
Off course we can accommodate you on that date. We also offer weaddings and events service, you can check our page on Facebook Pura Love Weaddings. For more information contact me on Facebook Restaurante Balu or Pura Love... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Formerly Balu's Beach Bar)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 8360 6942
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