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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (39 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (21 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (3 reviews)
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Likely the best Italien we've had in Central America. All fresh, all served perfectly. Great flavours, wonderful inspiring specials. Service was attentive but not overbearing. They know hospitality...they know how to cook. Go there.

Thank Churchy2018
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I Churchy thsnk's for your great rewiew.i hope to see You again in my restaurant.ciao Emiliano chef and owner of Al Chile Viola !!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food and the service, high quality not pricey. My wife tried their "bull eggs" extravaganza, interesting Chef's special.

Thank Victor B
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very thank you Victor...i love my passion!!@

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Al chile viola is one one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Teresa, the food is consistently great and varied, the owners are welcoming and they usually have live music. The selection of cocktails is also very good!

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away from the center of Santa Teresa with a great atmosphere for dinning and drinks. The daily menu is made up of freshly catched seafood with an Italian flair and the pasta dishes are made with homemade pastas and light sauces that don’t weigh...More

Thank amackesy
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We always come here when we visit Santa Teresa and this restaurant never disappoints. Last night we had the grillled octopus, yellowfin tuna siciliano, potato ravioli, and pork ribs with mango chutney. The food is as always amazing. Totally worth it. Coming from the Bay...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

It was pretty mellow the night we went in. Drinks were pretty stout and the food was good and had decent portions. We will definitely go back when we go back for Christmas.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I ate here last night for the restaurant's 14 year anniversary and had an amazing time. Nice quiet restaurant, beautifully decorated by the owner. Great for dates, families or a night with friends. Delicious wine, I had the merlot (and a nice grappa after the...More

Thank Clara K
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We were there 4 nights of 14 in ST. Partly because the best wines in town, their Merlot is super. Nice and good service!

Thank aakermark
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

There are many great food options in Santa Teresa, but this is my favorite. The food is prepared with a noticeable love for the ingredients and the cooking. We have tried the better part of the menu and nothing disappoints. Great cocktails, try the passion...More

Thank Doofed
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Thank's a lot for this great rewiew , to visit and enjoi my menu'...Emiliano chef and owner!!!

Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner last night to this Italian place as we wanted a little change for once to the local food. Welcome was ok, one waitress was friendly one quite arrogant. We ordered bruschetta and home made pasta. Bruschetta was ok, home made pasta...More

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emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Dear irma , is 14 years we have the restaurant always trying to do our best , a lot of people love our food and service thats why we have a good ranking in many places.. no body is a 100 dollar bill to like...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0433
  • E-mail
Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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