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
5 based on 415 reviews
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.
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.
5 based on 251 reviews
Beautiful setting with hands on service and a world class chef. Fresh local ingredients and the seafood preparations were excellent
5 based on 482 reviews
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 !
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!
5 based on 511 reviews
.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.
5 based on 244 reviews
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. :-)
5 based on 132 reviews
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!
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.
5 based on 246 reviews
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.
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.
5 based on 382 reviews
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!
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!
5 based on 161 reviews
**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
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.
5 based on 388 reviews
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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