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“Perfect lunch on the beach in paradise under the trees” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playitas Restaurant and Bar

Playitas Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean, Fast food, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Succasunna, New Jersey
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342 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch on the beach in paradise under the trees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

There is no better place in Manual Antonio to have lunch.

Sit outside on the beach under the trees with great breeze off the water. On most days you will have a family of monkey's in the trees passing thru. There are usually sloths in the trees as well.

Service is very good and very welcoming. The staff go out of their way to make you comfortable.

The food is good. Pretty typical costa rica lunch offerings. I have had the chicken wrap the past two I days that was very good.

This is the Payitas beach at the hotel Arenas Del Mar. They hotel provides golf cart service from The lobby back and forth to the beach.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cant beat the location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

There is no where better to have a drink and watch the ocean and the monkeys

Visited December 2011
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“Beautiful setting...excellent food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We spent our Honeymoon at Arenas and even though we were surrounded by beautiful land to explore, we ended up staying and relaxing around the pool with the sound of the ocean as our music. You can't ask for a better environment. And the food is fresh and amazing, anything on the menu is delish and Don't forget the Mango Smoothie either!!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh food and tropical smoothies..where the rainforest meets the ocean..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

As a Costa Rican who loves to travel - both outbound and also within my beautiful country - eating breakfast and lunch at Playitas restaurant was one of my favorite experiences… Just sitting there at one of the outside tables, barefoot on the white sand, listening to the sound of the waves, was priceless... Fresh seafood - sashimi and Mahi-Mahi - salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, burgers, fresh fruit, along with a wide selection of tropical smoothies and a colorful Kid’s menu was what we enjoyed those days at Playitas. The efficient and friendly service provided by our waiters Davy, Luis, Carlos, Mario and David added an additional star to our already perfect stay at Arenas del Mar. We highly recommend stopping at Playitas restaurant for a relaxing dining experience... where the rainforest meets the ocean..!

  • Visited November 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Beach Location for Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

By far one of the most memorable experiences in Manuel Antonio for lunch. We had a table by the beach and snacked on Guacamole (fresh and out of this world) and chips and ceviche while the water lapped at the nearby shore. I can't emphasize how special this location is. Truly Eco-friendly as well. Drink your tropical fruity drink through a bamboo straw. Prices are more than reasonable considering where you are dining.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ccmarches
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