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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Restaurants

Kapi Kapi

Updated 04/14/2014

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Low lighting, ocher walls, dark hardwood, and potted palms provide Manuel Antonio's best ambience for dinner, despite the lack of an ocean view. The name is a greeting in the indigenous Maleku language, but the menu is a cosmopolitan invention and includes such un–Costa Rican starters as lemongrass coconut soup, and "seafood cigars"—a mix of fresh tuna, shrimp, and mahimahi deep-fried in an egg-roll wrapper and served on a cabbage salad. The main courses include such

Asian-inspired dishes as prawns with a tamarind-coconut-rum glaze and macadamia-encrusted mahimahi with a plum chili sauce. Be sure to order the chocolate soufflé in advance, otherwise you'll be stuck listening to the table next to you rave about its perfection.

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East side of main road, across from Pacífico Colonial condos, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica



Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch; closed Oct.

Updated 04/14/2014


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