Manuel Antonio is a popular destination for its wonderful nature and beautiful beaches, but what you might not have expected is that it is home to a rich dining scene ranging from decadent fine dining to cheap eats, all wonderfully fresh and locally sourced. This article outlines some of the places we think you won’t want to miss when you visit.
Got a hankering for some fish tacos after a long day out exploring the sights of Manuel Antonio? Need a quick stop to recharge, but not wanting to break the budget? Then look no further than Sancho’s. This local soda (what the locals call a small, open air restaurant) has a delectable menu featuring fresh ingredients, big portions, and cheap prices. You’ll get a great taste of Costa Rican cuisine, and maybe even get to meet some locals while you’re here.
Call them with questions here: +506 2777 0340
For more information see their website.
La Luna Restaurant
One of the best fine dining experiences in Manuel Antonio, La Luna sets itself apart with its delicious selection of fresh seafood and its stellar customer service. Though it is a bit more expensive than some of the local options in Manuel Antonio, its a great way to commemorate a special experience. Furthermore, La Luna prides itself on adapting to every customers needs, and even features an entire menu of vegan options.
Make a reservation online at their website.
Call toll free for more information at +1-800-226-2515.
Cafe Agua Azul
Cafe Agua Azul is a great place to grab dinner with friends and catch a great view, which is one of the main perks. The main dining area is an outdoor deck which looks down on the ocean and jungle below, and provides the perfect relaxing ambiance for great conversation and killer food. They are mostly known for their burgers and nachos, but you can find plenty of healthy options in their menu too.
See the menu at their website.
Call them for more info: +506-2777-5280.
Arguably the best breakfast in Manuel Antonio, La Cocina is a local eatery that prides itself on simple Costa Rican food done freshly and cheaply. For breakfast you should be sure to try their avocado toast, which features fresh, local avocados spread on homemade bread with local eggs and fresh fruit.
Find a menu at their website here.