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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant last December to have lunch. The food was awesome, there's a large variety to choose from. The prices are cheap, everything was very clean, the restrooms were tidy, and the staff was polite. I'll definitely go back there whenever I'm on...my way to Guanacaste.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020

My husband and I have recently moved to Costa Rica and are always looking for good restaurants. We love Restaurante Vista Mar. My favorite dish is the Seafood "chowder" - full of seafood and delicious!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020

It is our new favorite restaurant! The food is plentiful and delicious! The restaurant is across the street from the beach!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

Lovely food but huge helpings so go hungry. This restuarant is beside the road that runs along the coast. It has a tunnel for you to reach the beach. The sea food is unbelievably fresh.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

I always bring my photo tour groups for lunch at Vista Mar. the service is great and they have lots of delicious options on the menu. Not to mention great cocktails and a fantastic ocean view.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We needed a place to break away from the relentless traffic on a Sunday when EVERYONE was returning from the beach to San Jose. Wow! Did we find the perfect spot. The ceviche was great and the seafood platter (for 2), nicely fed the 3...of us. The easy on/off from the highway was a plus. We took Erickson (our waiter’s) advice on both the meal...and the ice cream.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

Good food! Friendly staff. Good value for money. We ate the grilled tuna, that was very tasteful. Unfortunately we didn't see the sea when we were sitting inside the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful and filling meal here as part of our tour. Staff was friendly and service prompt. At our table, orders included sea bass, chicken, steak, and pork. Everyone was very happy! Those with sea bass raves about how fresh and tasty it was. Portions were...generous. Also included in the meal was a drink: we had soursop and fruit punch which were both flavorful, light and refreshing. All food was fresh and nicely seasoned. The views of the ocean here are phenomenal. This is a great find!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

We stopped here on our way back to San Jose and had a delicious meal of fish tacos. The waiter was very welcoming and personable and when they discovered it was our wedding anniversary they gifted us a yummy desert!! A great ending to an...amazing vacation in Costa Rica!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Nice staff, large portions, we took the seafood plate for two, while there were large quantities and it did not seem to be fresh. But we were hungry so it was ok. We enjoyed the juices a lot. Nice view on the sea. You can...park your car close to your table so you have an eye on it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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