Top 10 restaurants in Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

July 30, 2017 Alida England

Discover the best restaurant in Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica including Gingerbread Restaurant, Villa Deveena, Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, Cafe Tico Tamarindo, Los Platillos Voladores, Matty's DeliCafe, Santa Rita Cafe, Antichi Sapori, Casa Paniagua, Surf Box
Things to do in Province of Guanacaste

1. Gingerbread Restaurant

Gingerbread Hotel, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$157 - HK$392 +506 2694 0039
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 415 reviews

Gingerbread Restaurant

Gingerbread is a fine restaurant and boutique hotel perfectly situated along Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. Operated by a charismatic and talented culinary master, Chef Eyal absolutely works magic with food. We’ll serve you an amazing international cuisine, delicious top shelf drinks, and exceptional overnight accommodations. . Our world class B&B, restaurant, and bar is open Tuesday through Saturdays to travelers and guests. We invite you to stay and experience Costa Rica with us. Come and eat, drink then take a leisurely stroll back to your comfortable room to relax. We start every morning with a delicious hot breakfast and end every evening with an exceptional three-course meal created by the Chef.

Reviewed By S B - Canada

We - along with another couple, went to Costa Rica to visit friends. These friends knew we would enjoy the atmosphere and food at the Gingerbread Restaurant.
All of the dishes were SUPERB!!!
Customer service was terrific. We were greeted at the door. The hostess and chef ensured we were all happy, well fed, and full. And, they both had a great sense of humor!
We were very pleased.

2. Villa Deveena

Los Pargos, Playa Negra, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi French, European, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +506 2653 2328
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 251 reviews

Villa Deveena

Reviewed By Ragushill - New Hampshire

Beautiful setting with hands on service and a world class chef. Fresh local ingredients and the seafood preparations were excellent

3. Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$432 +506 8869 9765
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 482 reviews

Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is Reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !

Reviewed By DavEa2099_ - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

I was very fortunate to get added as a last minute single onto a group for 4 lovely Canadians for the zip lining trip which was a real buzz and a great experience.
Having the opportunity to see the land and howler monkeys on the way to the summit was great and our 2 guides were funny and very chatty which really relaxed the mood for those that were nervous.
If i recall correctly there were 9 zip lines in total some bigger and slightly scarier than the others but overall very good for the whole family and I would very much recommend doing it for anyone!
I was very lucky to to be invited to stay for the BBQ afterwards with the group I was with and this was by far the best BBQ I have ever experienced and ive had a few in my time!
Alex Urbaniak the owner from the moment he picked me up from from my hotel to dropping me back after a few mojitos was a great guy and i'm really excited for him and the team with what they are planning at the ranch and the whole evolution of their plans to make this a real go to experience not just for the zip lining, horse trekking and the BBQ of course but for the other entertainment ideas they will be adding in time.
Sometimes you go on these trips and think people are just nice because its their job to be at Black Stallion you know these guys are as genuine as can be and I cant recommend this enough! Trust me for a Brit to rave about something like this it has to be good so all brits out there looking at this DO IT!
Alex I will be back brother and cheers for the chat and mojito's at Panga on the way back!

4. Cafe Tico Tamarindo

25 Metros sur del Supermercado 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 +506 8861 7732
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 511 reviews

Cafe Tico Tamarindo

.Cafe Tico is many things: it's a confortable place to sit and enjoy a rich cup of coffee on our shaded patio, or take it to go.Cafe Tico is also a gift shop, we offer a selection of gurmet coffee from small coffee farmers, honeys, jams and hot sauce made in Costa Rica. We home made bread and pastries, all the milk yogurt , butter and cheese that we use are from local farmers.

Reviewed By Stephen L - Toronto, Canada

We went here for breakfast upon our arrival and were pleasantly surprised by delicious and refreshing iced coffee (with coffee ice cubes so as not to dilute the coffee as it melts) and a delicious breakfast. The staff was friendly too!

5. Los Platillos Voladores

Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +506 2694 5005
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 244 reviews

Los Platillos Voladores

Reviewed By akinomjean - Berlin, Germany

I really can recommend this place. The homemade pasta are amazing as well as the garlic bread with the amazing jalapeños salsa. When you are in this area you should eat in Los Platillos and give Vulcano ?greetings to the beast. :-)

6. Matty's DeliCafe

100 Meters North of Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta | Across From Beach Access at Playa Langosta, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Parking Available American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +506 8332 9339
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 132 reviews

Matty's DeliCafe

Matty's Delicafe specializes in handmade, homemade Deli sandwiches, salads, pastries, coffee, fresh juices, smoothies and more. We feature locally sourced, artisanal, and organic products. Get in my deli!

Reviewed By Bill W - Montreat, North Carolina

Matty is a good guy! Hard working staff. Small spot. Just had Belgian waffles, bacon, and fruit, and everything was just as it should be. Matty came out and visited with us, which was interesting and informative. I think they serve lunch, sandwiches and the...MoreThanks for the keen observations and great review. Gracias! Hope to see you soon.

7. Santa Rita Cafe

Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks HK$16 - HK$86 +506 4034 0501
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 246 reviews

Santa Rita Cafe

Santa Rita Café is a small coffee shop located at the heart of Tamarindo. Its a family owned business designed to stand out creatively and gastronomically. Established by a couple (an architect and a chef), the idea is to create experiences while offering a variety of all day breakfasts, lunches, home made bakery and delicious specialty coffee. There's also beer available! It's family and pet friendly and the perfect place to meet other travelers and local people.

Reviewed By flycatcher06 - Hampton

We have so far had breakfast, lunch and coffee at this new cafe. It is wonderful and the vibe is amazing and relaxing. You can sit inside or outside and some days the playful howler monkeys are right in the tree. They are open until 3 pm and serve breakfast all day and lunch. We are going back again today for lunch. Wonderful to have a nice, clean, friendly cafe in the center of Tamarindo.

8. Antichi Sapori

Avenida Central Plaza Tamarindo local n 10 | In front of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 85666596, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +506 8566 6596
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 382 reviews

Antichi Sapori

Restaurant with classic and traditional cuisine of southern Italy (Sicily) proposing various appetizers ,carpaccio meat and fish, sandwiches with homemade bread, pasta, risotto, pizza, daily specials, vegan food, gluten free pizza and pasta accompanied by fine Italian wines and homemade pastry!

Reviewed By Jan B - Green Bay, Wisconsin

My husband and I ate at this restaurant last night. The food was some of the best we’ve ever had! The bruschetta was fantastic. We had the vegetable bruschetta. It was served on homemade crostini and had amazing flavor! My husband had homemade gnocchi in a white sauce with fresh Parmesan. I had to beg for a bite. I had seafood linguine. Clams, mussels, fresh fish, and shrimp in an absolutely heavenly sauce. Huge portion. Had the rest for lunch today. We ended the meal with melt in your mouth cannolis!

9. Casa Paniagua

Highway # 142 | Main Road, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, International, Fusion, Costa Rican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$141 +506 2694 4293
Excellent
92%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 161 reviews

Casa Paniagua

**FYI Casa Paniagua is TAKING A LOW SEASON BREAK! WE ARE CLOSED APRIL & MAY 2018 - We will be back for the summer season - THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING! <br><br><br>Casa Paniagua is located on main highway 142 in beautiful Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. 200 meters SOUTH of the gas station on the right side when traveling from the west. <br><br>The restaurant offers breakfast starting at 8am, lunch & dinner until 8pm Monday - Saturday. While Reservations are not required they are recommended. <br><br>Casa Paniagua offers a Beginning Spanish Conversation Breakfast EVERY MONDAY at 8:30am.<br><br>Happy Hour EVERYDAY between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. <br><br>The only the day of the week we are closed is SUNDAY! <br><br>Please see our Facebook page and webpage for the latest information on Casa Paniagua and our events. <br><br>Pura Vida, Jillian and Arthuro <br><br>**FYI Casa Paniagua is TAKING A LOW SEASON BREAK! WE ARE CLOSED until October 9, 2017. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!<br> <br>Casa Paniagua is located on main highway 142 in beautiful Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. 200 meters SOUTH of the gas station on the right side when traveling from the west. <br><br>The restaurant offers breakfast starting at 8am, lunch & dinner until 8pm Monday - Saturday. While Reservations are not required they are recommended. <br><br>Casa Paniagua offers a Beginning Spanish Conversation Breakfast EVERY MONDAY at 8:30am.<br><br>Happy Hour EVERYDAY between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. <br><br>The only the day of the week we are closed is SUNDAY! <br><br>Please see our Instagram (and webpage for the latest information on Casa Paniagua and our events. <br><br>Pura Vida, Jillian and Arthuro

Reviewed By David G - Washington

Submitting this review after a few weeks from returning from Arenal. Had our final meal before a short trip to Liberia and boarding our plane and could be why I remember this restaurant. A must go to for breakfast. The Huevos Ranchero were the best I have ever had and my mother is from Mexico. Perfect seasoning, perfect eggs. Others had a beautiful omelette and the “Typical North American pancakes” were beyond reproach. Chef Arthur was on hand to ensure all was well and his small staff do food right. All of the bacon is cured on site and the bread is sourced from the local German bakery down the road. Oh and my mango smoothie thick and delicious.

10. Surf Box

25 Meters South Of The Banco Nacional | Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Canadian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$118 +506 8437 7128
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 388 reviews

Surf Box

Reviewed By Joannesedona35 - Sedona, Arizona

We had a great meal here. Flavors were yummy and each of our meals tasted fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this small attractive restaurant.

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