Central Pacific Coast Restaurants



Kapi Kapi

Kapi Kapi Review

Low lighting, ocher walls, dark hardwoods, and potted palms provide Manuel Antonio's best ambience for dinner. The name is a greeting in the indigenous Maleku language, but the menu is the cosmopolitan invention of a Californian chef and includes such un–Costa Rican starters as a lemongrass, chicken, and coconut soup, and "seafood cigars"—a mix of fresh tuna, shrimp, and mahi mahi 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 tamarindo-coconut-rum glaze and macadamia-encrusted mahimahi with a plum chili sauce. Only in dessert does the chef reveal his nationality, with the chocolate s'more cake.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 03-17-2013

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