Where to Eat in Esterillos Este: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 26, 2017 Randal Brittian

Discover the best restaurant in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica including Restaurant Playa Bejuco, Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste, Pelican Hotel and Restaurant, Pavillion Restaurant, El Chiringuito, Pizzeria & Restaurante El Mana, Havah's, La Fondua, Monkifruz, Sha's Cafe
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1. Restaurant Playa Bejuco

Playa Bejuco, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$8 +506 2778 8181
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Restaurant Playa Bejuco

Reviewed By Horsesnmules - Harrisville, Utah

Love this place. We have eaten here many times. Great service and good prices and the staff is amazing and helpful. We will definitely come back again and again. One of my wife and I favorite memories are here and we have brought friends here to.
Thanks again.

2. Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste

50m West of Soccer Field, Esterillos Oeste 61101, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner HK$71 +506 2778 7322
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 354 reviews

Los Almendros Restaurant Esterillos Oeste

Since we opened over ten years ago, Los Almendros Restaurant has been rated the Number 1 restaurant in Esterillos! We are in the top 10 of over 800 restaurants in the entire province of Puntarenas! We are committed to food sustainability and we use only fresh, local ingredients to create world fusion flavors. Our menu has an eclectic and unique selection of Caribbean, Asian and local dishes. Our dishes are accompanied with green seasonal salads and seasonal fresh sauteed veggies as well as our famous Caribbean Rice ‘en Beans which is cooked with homemade organic coconut milk. Our bar is beautiful with an excellent wine selection as well as unique house-crafted cocktails and craft beer on Tap!! We are located in the heart of Esterillos Oeste, three doors west of the soccer field on the road between Super Sol and the Soccer Field. We are open from 4 pm - 10 pm and are closed on Sundays. We accept all major credit cards as well as cash in US Dollars or local currency (Colones).

Reviewed By Sam H

Very beautiful spot underneath beach "almendro" trees, The bar has a great selection of craft beers and creative mixed drink menu, as well as local Kombucha! The menu has a interesting fusion of Caribbean and asian cuisine with many choices for vegetarian options. the Pad Thai was my favorite dish, also veggies and tofu in Jerk sauce!
best taste, service and value on Central Pacific Coast!

3. Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television Bar, Central American, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +506 2778 8105
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewed By Fred T - Poynette, Wisconsin

Small bar/restaurant with a beautiful view of the pristine beach at Esterillos Este. Live American style music. Food was pretty good, not great. Service was friendly and good. Family friendly. Despite location right on the water, amazingly NO ocean breezes and it was quite warm sitting outside there in the evening. Ceiling fans were on but did not seem to generate any air flow.

4. Pavillion Restaurant

Playa Esterillos Este | Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +506 2778 7070
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 26 reviews

Pavillion Restaurant

Reviewed By ana p - Germantown, Tennessee

In the middle of nowhere this fabulous resort and restaurant occupies the most beautiful spot for lunch or dinner!!
Wonderful atmosphere, view, service and food!!
Freddie runs the show!!
I agree with the whole snapper for dinner!!
Couples and families are all welcome !!
But it is fine dinning with flip flops!!

5. El Chiringuito

Town center of esterillos, 100 mts. Norte de la entrada a playa bejuco,, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 - HK$157 +506 4702 4703
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

El Chiringuito

Reviewed By stuart s - Jaco, Costa Rica

Clean and tidy restaurant. Attentive Staff and the fod was simply gorgeous. The road is a little noisy, they should place some sound barriers as it was a little irritating with big trucks going by often. The Steak was delicious.

6. Pizzeria & Restaurante El Mana

Town Center Frente a Residencial Malaga | Town Center De Esterillos, 100 Meters Norte De La Entrada a Bejuco, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Fast Food, Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$314 +506 6145 7672
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Pizzeria & Restaurante El Mana

Provision of heaven with the most delicious pizza across the Central Pacific. Les e offer delicious breakfasts, Costa Rican and international food type, mixed seafood, octopus, fish, shrimp and special ceviche according to taste. It will be a pleasure to serve.

Reviewed By katemeri - Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica

We have been to El Mana several times now. We've tried several different types of pizza. My favorites are the Caprichosa and the bacon and mushroom. His favorite is their signature pizza, El Mana. They have a lot of choices on the menu but the...MoreThank you Katemeri for choose our restaurant we hope to see you soon Best regards

7. Havah's

Town Center Esterillos, Parrita, Costa Rica Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery American, Cajun & Creole, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$235 +506 8864 3240
Excellent
53%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Havah's

Our restaurant offers excellent dishes inspired by the cuisine of New Orleans and local cuisine . We offer homemade bread , grilled meat cuts and more. Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere with family and friends !!

Reviewed By JMartJr - Charlotte, North Carolina

We were surprised to fine the Cajun-inspired items on the menu, but it was a pleasant surprise when the food arrived. Very tasty.
I would say "Cajun inspired," rather than Cajun, think of it is a sort of fusion-cuisine place.
Patacones were delicious, came with three sauces -- the guac was odd, but tasted OK, the other sauces were delicious. I had a chicken po-boy, which was a generous portion with very nice fries. others at out table tried the shrimp po-boy and the "gumbo," which was more of a plate of tasty seafood than a gumbo, but tasted very good.
Be careful if you go to the restrooms around back, if it is raining, the pavers are very slippery.
In sum, sort of an odd experience and menu, but the food was tasty .

8. La Fondua

Esterillos Towncenter | Calle 34, Esterillos Este 60901, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible European, French, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$173 +506 4703 0726
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 56 reviews

La Fondua

French en belgian restaurant meat fondue and cheese fondue the chef is the owner.

Reviewed By Rosscoe2208 - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

My wife and I ate here twice so far on our trip to Costa Rica from England. The food is incredible and the guys make you feel really welcome. Jonathan served us on both occasions and made us feel at home.
I strongly recommend the steak.
The owners have a cat who is also really friendly and took a liking to my wife.
Great place!

9. Monkifruz

Carretera 34 | Edificio Rofas , Tres Rios, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica +506 8342 5278
Excellent
89%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Monkifruz

Reviewed By wonderlust_9 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

An afternoon snack or the best way to spoil your dinner. Many bright colors greet you both outside and in. They sport many flavors. We had a vanilla and maracuya (passion fruit)with mango and mora (blackberry)sauce. They specialize in yogurts and soft ice cream. The service was bilingual. Nice experience

10. Sha's Cafe

Town Center Esterillos | Local Number 11, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, American, International Breakfast, Lunch +506 6405 3740
Excellent
68%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Sha's Cafe

Sha's Cafe' en Costa Rica is a cozy, relaxed, artistic, Italian soul with the typical Latin passion. Excellent customer service and personalized service.

Reviewed By jjsmonaco

Presentation was ok but cheese was a strange kind of slummy melted cheese.
Bacon was a weirdo stuff that seems to be recomposed bacon.
Finally the fruit juice didn't any flavor nor sweetness such as if fruit were not ripen enough
Tables behind us were not clean in spite of low attendance.

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