Where to Eat in Cabuya: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 2, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Discover the best restaurant in Cabuya, Costa Rica including Las Piedras, Playa de los Artistas, Cocolores, Brisas del Mar, The Papaya Lounge Restaurant, Puggo's, The Bakery, Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Koji's, Sano Banano Restaurant
Things to do in Cabuya

1. Las Piedras

200 mts N from the croossroads, Mal Pais, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, Central American, Grill Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$8 +506 2640 0453
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Las Piedras

Reviewed By Lindunia - Midlander, UK

Rustic little ‘shack’ type restaurant. Really reasonable prices for fresh, tasty, local grub! Nothing fancy, it does what it says on the tin.
There’s a large barbecue pit where the meat is cooked, and we really enjoyed it. As per everywhere in Costa Rica (it seems), the meals are huge and we shared the ‘half chicken’ meal between two - more than enough!
The staff are super friendly and accommodating.
It’s worth a visit if you’re staying in the area for a few days and fancy a reliably good meal.

2. Playa de los Artistas

Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$157 +506 2642 0920
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 522 reviews

Playa de los Artistas

Reviewed By la_viajera_constanta - Brussels, Belgium

The setting on the beach front is beautiful. However everything else was disappointing. Service was erratic at best. We had to ask 5 times to 3 different people to get a beer when we arrived.
The menu is promising - however sadly it doesn't live up to expectation. We had the dorado carpacio style to start, which was nice enough, and the home made bread is very good.
For mains we had the chilli relleno and the tortello of lobster and broccoli. Both were very disappointing - and tiny portions served with no sides at all. The chilli relleno was stuffed with potato which tasted a bit strange - and ok we didn't expect it to come piled with sides Mexican style but something would have been nice! The lobster tortello is basically a pastry/empanada. It was over-cooked and tasted more like salmon than lobster. It was also very small for a main course when served without side dishes. If it wasn't for the bread we would've left hungry - and one of us is definitely not a big eater!!
The wine was also terrible. The only option is a glass or carafe of house- it was the most expensive we had in Montezuma and the worst tasting by far. Normally we would order a second but not here!
So overall very disappointing. Would be nice for an early evening drink.

3. Cocolores

Behind Hotel Pargo Feliz, Montezuma, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$188 +506 2642 0348
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 566 reviews

Cocolores

Open for lunch 12:00pm 3:00pmDinner 5:00pm-10:00pmAbierto almuerzo 12:00pm-3:00pmCena 5:00pm:10:00pm

Reviewed By Lolansky - Los Angeles, California

Place came highly recommended but our meal was just okay. I had the seafood spaghetti and all of the seafood was overcooked and pretty tasteless. The staff were great and the service was excellent--just wasn't thrilled with the food. And seemed just a little spendy for what we got.

4. Brisas del Mar

Hotel Buenos Aires, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations French, Seafood, Costa Rican, International, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$157 +506 2640 0941
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

Brisas del Mar

Our restaurant Brisas del Mar is rated as one of the finest restaurants of all Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Cosy and friendly atmosphere await for you with amazing international dishes that can only be outraged by the incredible ocean view... Open to the general public with ever-changing menu using the freshest local ingredients. The best Cockteleria withe the best ocean view under a sky full of stars... we welcome Large groups, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions!! Open for Breakfast/ Dinner, Reservation.

Reviewed By ny12ny - Sunnyvale, California

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner one evening in the midst of a downpour and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. The power went out several times throughout dinner and the food was a bit slower than normal. In response the staff made us a small appetizer and gave free drinks and were constantly bringing us candles and checking in on us. The view is incredible and looks out over all of Santa Theresa, super romantic if you are looking for a date night (there are even large couches to sit on overlooking the ocean). The fish was super tasty and the tuna amazing. Overall, this was my favorite meal in Santa Theresa on so many levels and highly recommend it.

5. The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

Mal Pais, Mal Pais 000, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol Costa Rican, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$141 +506 2640 0230
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

The Papaya Lounge Restaurant

Reviewed By sarahYjan - Antwerp, Belgium

We stayed at moana lodge for 3 nights, papaya lounge is the hotel restaurant.
The first night we had dinner at the restaurant, the ocean views are amazing (high climb to the restaurant but 100% worth it!).
The frensh bartender makes delicious cocktails and does a great job!
Happy hour is from 4 till 6 perfect for watching the sunset!
The food is oké, but little pricy, its a tapas concept so you can taste a lot of everything.
Some or better then others, we loved the fresh calamari with home made sauce.
The food itself was overall too salty. I self use a lot of salt while cooking at home, but the food in papaya lounge was really toooo much salted. Otherwise the dishes were perfect!
The 2nd and 3th night of our stay the restaurant was closed, which was not so pleasant while we had no transportation. I couldn't understand because breakfast was served in the morning! it couldn't be that hard to make something for a few couples, if you can bake eggs in the morning you can improvise a little menu too!
We enjoyed the food in town more, and for the same money you get better food!
For cocktails tough its 100% recommended !

6. Puggo's

Main Rd, In Front the Hotel Down Town Montezuma, Costa Rica, Montezuma, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$235 +506 2642 0325
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 728 reviews

Puggo's

Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but Beaches as well! .

Reviewed By Denise5150 - Avon Park, Florida

I live near Montezuma, and since reviewing this restaurant 6 years ago, it has changed hands. The new owners have really taken the place in the right direction. The food is extremely good, especially their Mediterranean dishes (my favorite is the falafel with hummus). In addition to the Puggo's regular menu, in the evenings there is a sushi chef on site. I highly recommend the Maya Roll. As far as I know, they only serve house wine (red/white) & 2 kinds of premium beers plus soft drinks/juice.
The restaurant is in the center of Montezuma in a wooden hut-style building with really cool hanging lights. It definitely has a nice ambiance.

7. The Bakery

50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi French, American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +506 2640 0560
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Bakery

The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, pastries, coffee and refreshing drinks! We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time in between. Fusion cuisine with fresh daily products and original flavours.

Reviewed By Karl R - Margate City, New Jersey

We’ve been staying in Santa Teresa for a week and only today stopped into The Bakery for breakfast. Wow it was awesome...French Toast, Pancakes with Coconut & Fresh Fruit, a killer Breakfast Burrito, but the best was the poached eggs over a sweet potato pancake...MoreWow, we feel humble to your kind words but are very pleased as well to hear you enjoyed your visits!

8. Ylang Ylang Restaurant

10-12 minute walk on the beach north of Montezuma | at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Seafood, Sushi, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$196 +506 2642 0636
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Ylang Ylang Restaurant

Ylang Ylang Restaurant is a joyful place... your meals are prepared especially for you with the freshest of ingredients and caring, friendly service. A calm atmosphere and delicious food awaits you...We are proud to serve mainly organic produce in all of our dishes.Our restaurant caters to seafood, vegan and raw food lovers. We also serve great chicken dishes, but do not serve red meat. Please see our online menus for more details.We are always willing to accommodate your needs, just ask at the time of booking.The restaurant is open to non-hotel guests as well.Great Happy Hour from 3-6pm everyday

Reviewed By Ashley S - Sudbury, Massachusetts

Our family dined at Ylang Ylang for breakfast and dinner for 3 days while we stayed at the resort. We also enjoyed lunch and app/drinks for happy hour as well. Best food in Montezuma and perhaps best from our whole Costa Rica experience. The setting is absolutely incredible - beautiful beach nearby, shade when its hot, open air to the sky when its not. Food was delicious, healthy and fresh. Cocktails were yummy too. Plenty of options for adults and kids. Staff was also incredible - especially Patricia! Can't say enough about Ylang x2!

9. Koji's

Buenos Aires Road | Below Hotel Horizon, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +506 2640 0815
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 668 reviews

Koji's

Kojis Restaurant Japanese Cuisine located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica *Cash only * Cocina Japonesa Ubicado en Santa Teresa, Costa Rica *solo efectivo*

Reviewed By okmac

We enjoyed an evening dining al fresco under the lights at Koji's. The menu is presented on a large chalkboard. The fish is fresh and very tasty. The grilled veggies were wonderful. We sampled a variety of sushi rolls and really enjoyed all the different flavor profiles and combinations. A wonderful dinner.
CASH only

10. Sano Banano Restaurant

In Front of Park Main Street | Provincia de Puntarenas, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$118 +506 2642 0638
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 400 reviews

Sano Banano Restaurant

Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...

Reviewed By torontogwenn - Toronto, Canada

We loved the garden area in back, although the river smell is nasty until you get used to it. We enjoyed the Namaste spring rolls and the chicken Sandwich. We went again and totally enjoyed the chicken burrito (lots of flavor without rice or a lot of beans). Then we enjoyed the happy salad with the shrimp and mussels fettuccine. All wonderful. They do not serve 'meat', only chicken and seafood. Friendly staff.

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