Restaurants and Bars

There aren’t many places in Costa Rica where you will find such a wide range of food choices like in Santa Teresa. The culinary scene ranges from gourmet restaurants and beach lounges to funky street side stalls where you eat for little money. The yoga and health scene in Santa Teresa has created many vegan and health oriented eateries, while the multi-ethnic composition of the village adds flavors from all over the world. For a typical Costa Rican dish you go to a soda a simple restaurant, serving typical local food. The best deal in a soda is normally the “Casado”, a plate of rice, beans, salad and a serving of fish or meat.

Restaurant in Santa Teresa

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa deliver an amazing number and assortment of restaurants and bars. At most places you dine al fresco, which is just what you want in a balmy tropical night. No need to bring extra clothes for going out – in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais the dress code is very casual.

Here the updated list of bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais as they were open in January 2019. The list is sorted by location, starting from Mal Pais at the southern end until Manzanillo at the northern end of the Santa Teresa area.

Restaurants in Mal Pais

Mary’sRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
MailiSodaCosta RicanStreetDay$
CaracolasRestaurantCosta RicanBeachfrontAll day$$
Vista de OlasRestaurantBBQ SpecialtiesOceanviewEvening$$$
Surf CampRestaurant /BarAmerican-stylePatioAll Day$$
The PlaceBarSnacksPatioEvening$$
Ritmo TropicalRestaurantItalianStreetEvening$$

Restaurants in Playa Carmen

El CarmenRestaurantFrench CuisineBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Frank’s PlaceSodaCosta RicanPatioAll Day$$
The RoasteryCaféCoffee & CakesStreetDay$$
Casa ThaiBistroAsian FoodPatioDay$$
Chop itSnacksSalads & SnacksPatioDay$$
Product ©BistroSea FoodPatioDay$$
NativoBarSports BarStreetEvening$$
The BakeryRestaurantPastry & FoodStreetDay$$$
FishbarRestaurantSea FoodStreetEvening$$
Bajo el ArbolBistroTapasPatioDay$$
Las PiedrasRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
Taco CornerSnacksMexican Street FoodStreetEvening$
Hernry’sPizzaStreet FoodStreetDay$
TabooRestaurantSushiBeachfrontAll Day$$
TostometroRestaurantHealth Food & BeerStreetAll Day$$
Miss EileenBistroCaribbeanStreetDay$$
Soda AmistadSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
La BirreriaRestaurantCraft Beer & FoodOceanviewEvening$$
KatunaRestaurantAsian CuisineStreetEvening$$
Drift BarLoungeCocktails, Snacks & ArtStreetEvening$$
El GustoSodaCosta RicanStreetAll day$
Zula InnRestaurantIsraeli FoodStreetAll day$$
Tropico LatinoRestaurantCasual Fine DiningBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Banana BeachLoungeInternationalBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Que MaeBarCraft BeersStreetEvening$$
HabaneroRestaurantMexican CuisineBeachfrontEvening$$$
Santa TereSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
BaliBistroCoffee ShopStreetAll Day$$
Casa del MarRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
La YuntaSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
Ranchos ItaunaLoungeBrazilianBeachfrontEvening$$$
Alma FrutalBistroSnacksStreetAll Day$
AppetitoBistroPizza & BarStreetEvening$$

Restaurants in Santa Teresa

Chicken Joe’sRestaurantPeruvianStreetAll day$$
Earth CaféBistroHealth FoodStreetAll day$$
Dulce HogarBistroSweets & SmoothiesStreetDay$
Burger RanchoRestaurantBurgers and IsraeliStreetAll day$$
SunaRestaurantAsian DishesStreetAll day$$
TomateRestaurantPizzaStreetAll day$
Funky MonkeyRestaurantSushi and SnacksPatioEvening$$
Zwart CafeBistroCafé, Lunch & ArtsStreetDay$$$
Pura VidaSodaCosta RicanStreetAll day$
SelinaBistroSnacksPatioAll day$$
El BosqueSodaCosta RicanStreetAll day$
OlamBistroHealth FoodPatioDay$$
Otro LadoRestaurantItalianPatioEvening$$
La PalmaRestaurantBreakfast & SnacksStreetDay$
KikaRestaurant /BarArgentinian & Live MusicStreetEvening$$
Lora AmarillaDisco /BarLive Music and EventsStreetEvening$
El FaconBarSnacksStreetEvening$$
El PatioCafeBreakfast & SnacksStreetDay$$
OsaSodaCosta RicanStreetAll day$
TiquiciaSodaCosta RicanStreetDay$
Al Chile ViolaRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
Cafe SocialBistroSnacksStreetDay$$$
Roca MarLoungeSnacksBeachfrontAll day$$
NectarRestaurantFine DiningBeachfrontAll day$$$
PranamarRestaurantHealth CuisineBeachAll day$$

Restaurants in Playa Hermosa


Restaurants in Manzanillo

Que MaeBarCraft BeerStreetWeekend$$
Atardecer DoradoRestaurantCosta RicanBeachAll Day$$
Langosta ParaisoRestaurantCosta RicanStreetWeekend$$
DaykaRestaurantCosta RicaStreetAll Day$$