These restaurants all have the same things in common; great food, ambience and friendly owners. All are very casual, open air and serve alcohol.
The "Starbuck's" of Manuel Antonio. The "hub" of morning activity where locals and tourists mingle. A real international meeting spot focused on coffee, baked goods and full breakfasts. Menu highlights include
omelets ranging from light to hearty, "Rainforest Crepes" with coconut and banana, and Banana & Macadamia Nut Pancakes.
Your hosts: Adrienne and Lance.
CAFE AGUA AZUL
One of the best daytime views in the area! Sandwiches, burgers, nachos (the best!) and light meals with a great mix of people! This is also our favorite restaurant. Your hosts: Paige and Rob
See Above. Lunch features a wonderful Mango Chicken Wrap, picnic sandwiches like their Milagro Club and great salads, like their Avacado & Grilled Pepper Salad with or without grilled
Our favorite Mexican food restaurant is a popular spot in downtown Quepos offering good food. Grab a table by the window and people watch. Your host: Vera.
A full lunch menu including sandwiches, burgers, fish and Mexican favorites. This is where the sports fishermen hang out. Large and
bustling with lots of overhead fans and located on the main street in Quepos across from the waterfront. Your host: Marsha (great for breakfast too!)
Right across from the main beach in Manuel Antonio, and an excellent place for people watching. Great inexpensive menu from burgers to sandwiches to Mexican and local favorites. Great for breakfast too.
Not your typical local bar; when you're looking for someplace special, their upper floor lounge has a great view plus a special on "tapas" from 3 PM - 6 PM (only $1-$3!).
(We'll be happy to arrange a great table for you!)
Fun and festive with a lively crowd, there's always something going on here. Menu includes steaks, seafood, chicken and sushi.
CAFE AGUA AZUL
Yes, they made our list 3 times! This is our favorite restaurant and the perfect place for your first night in town. Open air with only 10 tables, so
it's always busy with a festive crowd. Offers a creative menu with Rob's nightly specials. Visa or cash only. Your Hosts: Paige and Rob
Also making the list 3 times, Cafe Milagro now serves a delightful dinner menu in the evenings. A nice ambiance is created in their open-air
garden dining area, and the menu features the areas most innovative Latin Fusion cuisine.
An institution in Quepos and long the favorite of sports fishermen. Fresh fish, beef, salads, Mexican specialties and Marsha's famous home made deserts! A busy bar too! Right on the corner, on the main street in Quepos across from the waterfront. Your host: Marsha
One of our top choices! Great décor and open air too! A little quiet, but always crowded. East/West fusion menu with beef, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Great appetizers.
The newest restaurant in Manuel Antonio and very "typical". Don't go for the décor, just the food! The owner has been a friend for years, working at other restaurants and now with his own. Fresh fish, chicken, beef, pasta and salads. Indoor/outdoor dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual/rustic. Great views! Your Host: Raphael
RONNIE'S PLACE / MI LUGAR:
Don't miss this one - and don't let the directions scare you. This little "local's secret" is an experience. It sits by itself on a mountain ridge overlooking the ocean and offers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Specialties include seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta, but the real treat is Ronnie, the owner. This place is such a surprise, you'll want to go back again. Your Host: Ronnie