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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Restaurants

Playa de los Artistas

  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Low driftwood tables scattered along the rocky beach and an inventive Mediterranean menu have made this one of the most scenic, as well as one of the best, restaurants in the country for more than 20 years. The decor is funky with "found" art and hanging lamps, and every guest gets a warm welcome from the chef’s gracious wife, Daniela, and a bevy of notably gorgeous, multilingual waitresses. The restaurant is most spectacular at night, when flickering lanterns combine

with crashing surf to create a dramatic and romantic dinner experience. The eclectic menu changes daily and features local seafood, lamb, beef, and even duck. Portions are plentiful and artistically presented on huge platters. On weekends, Italian owner/chef Nicola fires up the barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven. Don't pass up the velvety, dark-chocolate tart if it’s on the dessert menu.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

275 m south of town, near Los Mangos Hotel, Montezuma, 60111, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2642–0920

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Sun., no lunch except Sat.

Updated 04/14/2014

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