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“The best meal during a gorgeous sunset!”
Review of El Lagarto

El Lagarto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Central American
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Unico y original
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is about 2 minutes up the hill going towards Manual Antonio Park. It is on the right hand side and a quick right hand turn as soon as you round the corner up the hill. There is a sign and then the parking lot is literally right after the sign. We went for dinner and there was one table left so if you plan on going to watch the sunset I suggest going around 5-530 at least so you can get a table near the edge of the restaurant looking out towards the ocean. It is absolutely breathtaking! They have delicious seafood and 2 for 1 drink specials for the evening. It is a bit pricey but the food and scenery is well worth it!!!!

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Thank Jayme B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sunset view was spectacular. Dinner was good but the view was what we came for and it didn`t disappoint. Meat was cooked a bit more than ordered but was quite good, along with the sides which were very good and served in a unique fashion. Cost was in line with a steak restaurant in Costa Rica. Reservations are recommended as we were able to get a table, but barely.

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Thank RKEHA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant as part of our tour group - perhaps because we were the 2nd larger group (8-10), the service was as horrible as it was. The ambiance is nice and as others have mentioned the sunset is spectacular as is the grill and the way your food is cooked. However, to wait 40 minutes for drinks was ridiculous and although the food was okay, not worth the price in our opinion. Sorry.

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Thank Susan4563
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This just became our favorite place to eat in Costa Rica. The sunset view is amazing and the food absolutely incredible. Even my picky 12 year old couldn’t quit talking about it. We will definitely being making a point of eating there again next time we are driving by Quepos! Don’t leave this area without giving it a try.

It is magic. The chefs are culinary wizards.(my daughters review)

Thank cselkie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten at their restaurant in Sámara which was wonderful so decided to book here for our last night. On arrival although they had our booking written down there was no table reserved for us so we had to perch on the end of a table for 10, we were 2 people. The atmosphere is nothing like as nice as their branch in Sámara and the prices were even higher we thought. Having said all this it would not have been a problem if the food and service was good. Our beers arrived with a glass filled with ice, we had to ask for knives and forks, and our Sirloin Steak was not is the same quality and came smothered in garlic sauce which we found unpalatable. The wood fired barbecue delivered none of the flavour we experienced at Sámara. Drive on by!

Thank AntoniaRobinson
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