Where to Eat in Manzanillo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 30, 2017 Carley Gatson

Discover the best restaurant in Manzanillo, Costa Rica including Maxi's Restaurant, Bread & Chocolate, El Refugio Grill, Soda la Playa, La Pecora Nera, Pura Gula, Lazlo's Catch of the Day, Cafe Rico, Todo es Posible, Maxi's
Things to do in Manzanillo

1. Maxi's Restaurant

Main road, Manzanillo, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
23%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
11%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 499 reviews

Maxi's Restaurant

Reviewed By shetravels4922 - Barberton, Ohio

We came here while staying a few nights in the attached cabinas, but only ate dinner once. It’s a nice space upstairs, cool breeze passes through and they have some couches around a big TV. The food was basic and flavorful. I had the casada with chicken, and it had a nice salad on the plate. Very reasonable prices this far south - it is literally the last stop on the Caribbean side before Panama. The big problem with this place is that the owners are not around so the waiters get to choose the music. It was quite loud, which we wouldn’t have minded a bit if it had been appropriate for the place, like Caribbean or steel drum or something similar. Instead it was Spanish RAP. very repetitive and tiring. If it hadn’t been for that we’d have eaten here again.

2. Bread & Chocolate

50 m south Cafe Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$94 +506 2750 0723
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Bread & Chocolate

Bread and Chocolate is a small, all natural, bakery and cafe on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. We offer a variety of freshly baked goods, hand-made chocolate truffles, and cakes, as well as breakfast and lunch.

Reviewed By Lone J - Oslo, Norway

The homemade bagels with creamed egg are to die for. I loved the food here and the great atmosphere. The staff are attentive and the prices are ok.

3. El Refugio Grill

200 Mts sur del Hotel Suerre, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$196 +506 2759 9007
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 466 reviews

El Refugio Grill

International Cusine Restaurant. Jungle outside private tables for dinner or chill out. Romantic atmosphere, good music. Focus on the good quolity of the products and the service.

Reviewed By dicdoc2016 - Dixon, New Mexico

Small, personable restaurant with delicious food! Romantic setting with just a few tables and personalized, friendly service. Excellent food prepared by a gourmet chef in full view of all the tables. We ate there for dinner twice and it was excellent both times!

4. Soda la Playa

Atras de los telefono publico, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +506 8444 7108
Excellent
27%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 43 reviews

Soda la Playa

Reviewed By Gary S - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We drove down the coast to this little town. A true Caribbean hot spot on a Saturday where everyone spills onto the beach, and in town beach area.
We had 'make your own' juice smoothies in this little soda. We laughed as they were out of bananas...in this country really (Del Monte/Ffyes/Chiquita Fruits please take note haha)
I had a Blackberry (span: Mora) and Mango flavoured one.
Nice easy location and nice people.
The food looked good, but we didn't partake on this occasion.

5. La Pecora Nera

3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +506 2750 0490
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 751 reviews

La Pecora Nera

Reviewed By robinjn1 - oxford

This restaurant is located 80m down a gravel alley almost immediately next to Le Chameleon hotel.
Don’t be put off by its location. The food is really good, and the chef is supported by a family team who strive to make the whole dining experience here a memorable one. Very good choice on the menu, and this is supplemented by several specials which the staff are very happy to explain.
The service is relaxed yet efficient.
The price is towards the high side, but the quality is very good.
We ate there twice during our 3 day stay in the area.

6. Pura Gula

Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +506 8634 6404
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Pura Gula

Reviewed By liliansy - Sao Paulo, SP

I went to Pura Gula for dinner with some friends. The food and service were good and price is reasonable. They call themselves as "slowfood" and, yes, the food took about 35 min to be served. We had fish with potatoes, veggies and salad that were delicious! Remember bringing cash because they don't accept credit cards.

7. Lazlo's Catch of the Day

Ave 71 | Between Salsa Brava Restaurant and Exploradores Outdoors, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Lazlo's Catch of the Day

Reviewed By David L - Heredia

Truly a unique format. Excellent food presented the old fashion way. Simple but wonderful. Having lived in Costa Rica for 11 years, I have visited many beach eateries. This up there with the best. You won’t leave hungry or disappointed.

8. Cafe Rico

Avenida 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, European, Costa Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch HK$24 - HK$63 +506 2750 0510
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 770 reviews

Cafe Rico

CAFE OPEN ONLY MORNINGS FOR BREAKFAST / THURSDAY & FRIDAY CLOSED.<br><br>We have BIKES for rent, BOOK EXCHANGE, LAUNDRY service & WIFI.<br><br>Is quiet place, clean, nice garden with different animals ( sloths, red frogs, birds normaly), Center of town, family environment.

Reviewed By Elena F

Cafe Rico, where to start? Of coarse at Cafe Rico every morning. Roger and his staff are the absolute most hospitable of all. Yum yum yum. From eating the best food to meeting people from all over in the most relaxing location with so much to take in. See my pictures and go say hi to Roger and his gang. Best cup of coffee, tea, lemonade ginger, orange juice all from scratch. Ama Rosa- AMAZING!! Banana bread French toast with Maple Syrup, omelettes, best ever bacon, avocado, beets, garlic, fruit, yogurt, eggs and potatoes!!! Atmosphere - the best. I can’t sum it all in 100 words. See the pictures visit the place and see for yourself. Say hi to Roger for me.

9. Todo es Posible

Camino Par La Playa De Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +506 2756 8484
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Todo es Posible

Reviewed By davethedrill - hemel

The friendly welcome sets the tone
Such a happy feel good ambience
Complimentary focaccia with tomato,anchovy and pesto
Red tuna carpaccio - the finest
Pizza margharita with onions,prawns,peppers and chilli - superb quality , too big couldn’t finish On reflection its one of the best pizzas ever.Wifey who is not a pizza fan was generous in both her praise and consumption !!!
Fettuccini Siciliana .... swordfish ,olives and garlic ,wifey enjoyed hers
Homemade ice cream ....wow
A Spanish sauvignon blanc
GRAPPA in Costa Rica im in heaven
Service outstanding

10. Maxi's

On the Beach, Manzanillo, Costa Rica Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Caribbean, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American Lunch
Excellent
10%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
34%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 37 reviews

Maxi's

Reviewed By Chelsey B

I had a lunch planned by a company for my girlfriends birthday here. The table they gave us was upstairs which was nice, but the service was terrible and the food was mediocre. I would go somewhere else to have good food. Sodas Ricisimo in Puerto Viejo was much better.

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