Fodor's Expert Review El Lagarto

$$$$ Manuel Antonio Dinner

Meat lovers can get their fix at this local grill, where sizzling cuts are seared on a wood-fire grill and served on chopping blocks. The bar serves powerful margaritas and daiquiris, but it’s the grass-fed beef from neighboring La Fortuna that you’ll want to try. Other specialties include whole red snapper, pork ribs, or lamb (with 24-hour notice). All mains include a baked potato, tomato, and grilled zucchini. Vegetarians can opt for the portobello mushrooms smothered in garlic and cheese, served in a cast-iron skillet. Take a moment to appreciate the charming floors, inlaid with tree stumps, and the tabletops, made from driftwood.

Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas  60601, Costa Rica


Known For:
  • Killer sunset views
  • Grass-fed beef served with baked potato
  • Grilled seafood
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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