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Food of Manuel Antonio

Food of Manuel Antonio

If your wondering what the food is like in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, then this is the blog for you.  Villas Jacquelina offers free blog information to anyone looking for good advice from a local ex pat who lives in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica and can tell you a good amount about the food of Manuel Antonio.

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Food of Manuel Antonio


The local food of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is quite delicious and consists mainly of a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables along with beans, rice, and  plantains. Although you can find just about any kind of meat you want, the area is most popular for its pork, chicken, and seafood.


Here is what USA today’s Trent Jennings say’s about the food of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica :

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica – Food “Seafood and Sushi

A local fishing fleet blesses Manuel Antonio’s restaurants with a reliable supply of freshly-caught fish and seafood. Among the restaurants taking advantage of this bounty, El Gran Escape ( is not only the most popular, but the most consistent in terms of quality and service. The tuna sashimi appetizer is a refreshing starter before tucking into the Tico bouillabaisse or the catch of the day. Dedicated to sustainability, El Gran Escape does not serve marlin or other billfish. Other good, but less consistent, seafood bets include El Avión (, which is built around an abandoned U.S. military cargo plane, and Tropical Sushi (no website; downtown Quepos; 011-506-2777-1710).

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica – Food    International

Located inside the Hotel Makanda by the Sea, Sunspot Bar & Grill ( has been awarded five spoons and was voted both “most romantic” and “best of best” by the “Tico Times Restaurant Guide to Costa Rica.” Inspired by local fresh ingredients, Sunspots’ chefs turn out romantic cuisine in a setting overlooking an infinity pool that drops off into the Pacific. Locally-sourced meats, such as lamb, poultry and fresh-caught fish and seafood are offered in regularly changing preparations that range from Mediterranean fusion to Tico Traditional.

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica – Food     South American

With a menu that changes daily and a distinctly Tico flavor, the waterfront El Patio Bistro Latino ( is the consistently best-reviewed restaurant in the Manuel Antonio area. Initially just an extension of locally popular coffee roaster and brewer, Cafe Milagro, El Patio has taken on its own identity by offering a full menu from hearty breakfasts to salads and sandwiches, as well as other light lunch fare to an inspired dinner menu that changes daily with the availability of fresh, local ingredients. Fresh red snapper and locally-raised beef steaks prepared in a Latin American style are staples, and the coffee is always a great way to start a day or end a meal.

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica – Food   Simple

Some of the best local food is served up in simple food stands or open-air restaurants known as “sodas.” Such meals are cheap and typically delicious. These types of eateries line the beach road on the way into Manuel Antonio; among them, Marlin Restaurant (no website; Main Road on Playa Espadilla; 011-506-2777-1134) and Mar y Luna (no website; Main Road near La Colina Hotel; 011-506-2777-5107) are the best. Marlin’s offers expertly prepared fish and seafood, along with cheap beer, right on the beach. Mar y Luna also specializes in fresh, grilled fish and offers drinks and nightlife after dark. Ronny’s Place ( is also consistently mentioned in “best of” lists for cheap, open-air dining.”

This Catamaran based out of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica has great food and drinks. Check out their video

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