Culinary Delights Await in Costa Rica!
Private Chef Service (in unit)
This unique experience is something you will never forget. Feel like royalty in your own unit while your chef takes care of everything, from shopping, to set up, to cooking, to service, to clean up. There are several menus you can select from, including a typical Costa Rican menu, or you can create your menu on your own. The chefs are culinary experts that create a truly magical evening for you.
Pricing: $180 – 1 to 10 guests, plus the cost of food
Full day private chef services are also available. For full details and pricing, please e-mail us at [email protected].
In order to reserve this service, please e-mail [email protected] the following information:
- Date for service
- Time for service (please note, the chef will need to arrive about 1 hour prior to service time)
- Number of adults & children dining
- Name on reservation and confirmation number
- Menu selection (one per person)
- Please note any dietary needs
This service is not available for junior suite clients, as this unit does not offer a kitchen.
Grocery Shopping Service
Allow Buena Vista Luxury Villas Staff to stock your villa prior to your arrival. Please CLICK HERE for our current grocery list. Complete this form and e-mail to [email protected] no less than 48 hours prior to your arrival. There is a $25 fee for this service, plus the cost of items. All charges can be paid at time of check out.
Manual Antonio and Quepos offer a wide variety of delicious restaurants within close vicinity. Choose from local cuisine or different flavors from all over the world. Below we have provided you with a few of our top choices.
Restaurants in Manuel Antonio
(close walking distance to our property and/or a short taxi ride)
For lunch or dinner, Paige and Chef Rob´s creations offer a variety of food including Pad Thai, Chicken Marsala, or Seafood Pasta. One of their most popular staples is their Panko Crusted Tuna. It is located just 200 meters to the right of our property entrance. Open daily from 11am-10pm, closed Wednesdays.
This is one of the oldest landmarks/restaurants in Manuel Antonio and has an unbeatable ocean view. Located just 50 meters to the right of our main entrance. It has a rustic feel and offers a French style menu. It is a fun place to relax after a day on the beach, enjoy the sunset, and listen to live music. Open Tuesday through Sunday, serving dinner from 3:00pm -10:30pm. They have a 2 for 1 sunset happy hour from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
Their open air setting creates a real Costa Rican atmosphere. High on a hill overlooking the ocean, Ronnie’s Place has it all from magnificent sunset views to a quality menu. Pitchers of sangria are available. Open 2pm-10pm.
Right outside our entrance to the right. The word itself means “go out if you can”. Salsipuedes is a “tapas-style” restaurant, meaning they serve small size portions of everything from nachos to sashimi, at great prices. They also offer larger portions of their tapas if you want to make a meal out of them. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, closed Tuesdays.
El Avion (The Airplane) is a fun experience for the whole family. This unique restaurant offers history, along with a tropical dining experience. This aircraft was brought here piece by piece after it had crashed and landed in Panama. It is an icon in the area, and you should not miss it. Have a drink in the cockpit or enjoy your dinner overlooking the ocean.
This delicious Nuevo Latino, Mediterranean Cuisine is located in Plaza Yara, 1.5 kms from the property on the way to Quepos. Z,s Restaurante invites you to enjoy excellent food in a relaxing and tropical atmosphere. Open daily 4-11pm.
A similar concept as El Avion, but La Cantina is a train wagon. Enjoy a barbecue style dinner while listening to some reggae notes.
This is fine dining at its best! Enjoy their international menu, and be sure to try one of the chef’s special-Lamb ribs in a Mint Sauce. Open daily for lunch and fine dining from 11am-10pm.
Located across from El Avion, this restaurant will satisfy your desire for fine Italian cuisine. Pastas and fresh fish and other Italian fare are offered.
Manuel Antonio’s Sport Bar and restaurant with great dinner available (and pizza). Enjoy their big screen TV, full pool table services, and casino.
Si Como No
This hotel features two local restaurants-the Rico Tico’s Bar ‘n Grill and Claro Que Si Seafood Restaurant. They both offer quality meals, genuine hospitality, and beautiful atmosphere. Live music is offered nightly.
Harley M On the Beach
Harley M has a lively, upbeat blue-and-white décor that functions as a natural extension of the surrounding sky and waters. Handicap-accessible and fully open-air, the restaurant projects an ambience of laid-back cool. Overhead fans stir up the beach breeze to soothe your sun kissed skin as you ponder the extensive menu for drinks (full-service bar) and sustenance. Lose yourself in Harley M’s ample menu and conjure up a luscious entrée.
They have enhanced your experience with the addition of several HDIM televisions–the first and only in this area–that broadcast all the sports you might be missing from home. Open daily 7:00am – 10:00pm. Live music – Sundays at 4:00pm
Puerto Escondido Restaurant
Located near the Manuel Antonio Public Beach, Puerto Escondido offers a beautiful setting, from its Spanish Colonial décor incorporating terra cotta pottery and natural wood to the colorful artwork on its walls. Puerto Escondido emits a casual, laid-back vibe, but don’t be fooled: it is a place for serious eating. Chef Domingo Mora, Cordon-Bleu trained and a veteran of 15 years cooking in professional kitchens, is well-known for his specialty dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Falls Garden Café at the Falls Resort
The Falls Garden Café, a quietly beautiful space located at the back of the hotel lobby of the Falls Resort, offers a serene experience that will calm your soul after all your adventures in Manuel Antonio. Set at the top of an imaginatively designed three-tiered garden area, the open-air dining room can seat 50 at well-spaced tables with cushioned cedar chairs. Cloth napkins and soft candles at dinner, a menu that changes regularly and features a chef’s special every night.
The Falls Garden Café incorporates traditional Costa Rican elegance with easy-going, friendly service. Fresh local ingredients and expert preparation go a long way. They offer breakfast (buffet), lunch, dinner, and full-service bar.
Restaurants in Quepos
(short taxi ride from property)
El Gran Escape
The fishermen’s favorite! Seafood and Mexican food served in large portions in a laid-back but professional atmosphere.
This is an authentic sushi restaurant with fresh tuna and grouper brought in daily by local fishermen. Try the Maki Sushi and the Sashimi made with Chilean Salmon. The nicest seating is available on their open-air patio.
This little Italian deli offers very fresh ingredients in their pastas, sandwiches, Italian meats and cheeses. Try their espresso! Hours are from 9am-8:30pm, Monday-Saturday.
Nightlife and Entertainment
One of the best discos in Manuel Antonio to have some drinks and go dancing is at Barba Roja. Their busy nights are Thursdays and Saturdays after 10pm.
If you want a trendier atmosphere, Republik is your place. This fairly new lounge bar is located in downtown Quepos. Their busiest nights are Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays after 12 midnight.
In Quepos, around the corner from the main entrance to Hotel Kamuk/Best Western, for those who like to gamble! Free drinks while gambling, this casino has slots, roulette, rummy & more. Open from 12:00pm – 2:00 or 3:00am.
Located across from the Costa Verde hotel, La Cantina restaurant/bar offers live reggae music nightly.
This restaurant/bar offers live music Tuesdays and Fridays. The best place to relax is upstairs in their cozy lounge.
Los Locos offers live music in downtown Quepos on Fridays and Saturdays.