Restaurants and Bars

Restaurant in Santa Teresa

There are plenty of restaurants in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. It has probably one of the largest choices of restaurants and fine dining in a beach village in Costa Rica. There is something for everyone, from street side food stalls to gourmet cuisine. The big variety of cooking styles reflects the multi-cultural composition of the village. And no need to bring extra clothes for going out – in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais the dress code is very casual.

Here you find the updated list of bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais as they were open in January 2018.

The list is sorted by location, from south to north. From southern Mal Pais, until Manzanillo at the northern end of the Santa Teresa area.

Restaurants in Mal Pais

Mary’s Restaurant Casual Fine Dining Street Evening $$$
Indigo Restaurant International Fare Patio Evening $$
Papaya Restaurant International Fare Oceanview Evening $$$
Caracolas Restaurant Costa Rican Beachfront All day $$
Vista de Olas Restaurant BBQ Specialties Oceanview Evening $$$
Surf Camp Restaurant /Bar American-style Patio All Day $$
The Place Restaurant /Bar BBQ Patio Evening $$
Ritmo Tropical Restaurant Italian Street Evening $$

Restaurants in Playa Carmen

Playa Carmen Restaurant Italian Beachfront All Day $$$
Blu Bar Life Music Beachfront Saturday $$
Frank’s Place Restaurant Costa Rican Patio All Day $$
The Roastery Café Freshly roasted Coffee Street Day $$
Arenas Blancas Ice Cream Ice cream & Juices Street Day $$
Casa Thai Bistro Snacks and Lunch Patio Day $$
Mafra’s Bakery Italian Pastries Patio Day $$
Chop it Snacks Salads $ Snacks Patio Day $$
Product © Bistro Fish Market & Lunch Patio Day $$
Nativo Bar Sports Bar & Snacks Street Evening $$
The Bakery Bistro Bakery and Dining Street Day $$$
Fishbar Restaurant Seafood Street Evening $$
Bajo el Arbol Bistro Tapas Patio Day $$
Las Piedras Restaurant Argentinian BBQ Street Evening $$
Taco Corner Snacks Mexican Streetfood Street Evening $
Hernry’s Pizza Streetfood Street Day $
Tiramisu Restaurant Italian Street All Day $
Miss Eileen Bistro Carribbean Street Day $
Soda Amistad Soda (what’s that?) Costa Rican Street All Day $
Playa Carmen Soda Costa Rican Street All Day $
Amici Restaurant Italian Street Evening $$
Koji Restaurant Japanese Street Evening $$$
Horizon Restaurant Vegetarian Tea House Oceanview Day $$
La Birreria Restaurant Craft Beer & Food Oceanview Evening $$
Katuna Restaurant Asian Cuisine Street Evening $$
Zula Inn Restaurant Israeli Food Street All day $
Tropico Latino Restaurant Casual Fine Dining Beachfront All Day $$$
Banana Beach Lounge Beach Bar Beachfront All Day $$$
Vermú Bistro Snacks Street Day $$
The Wave Bar Craft Beers Street Evening $$
Habanero Restaurant Mexican Fine Dining Beachfront Evening $$$
Santa Tere Soda Costa Rican Fast Food Street All Day $
Bali Bistro Coffee Shop Street All Day $$
Casa del Mar Restaurant Argentinian BBQ Street Evening $$
La Yunta Soda Costa Rican Food Street All Day $
Ranchos Itauna Restaurant Brazilian Beach Lounge Beachfront Evening $$$
Madre Tierra Soda Costa Rican Food Street All Day $
Appetito Bistro Breakfast and Snacks Street Evening $$

A soda is a small, simple Costa Rican restaurant, serving typical local dishes. The best deal is normally the “Casado” which includes rice, beans, salad and a serving of fish or meat.

Restaurants in Santa Teresa

Frozen Sugar Ice Parlor Ice Cream Street Day $$
Chicken Joe’s Restaurant Peruvian Chicken BBQ Street All day $$
Earth Café Bistro Health Food Street All day $$
Dulce Hogar Bistro Sweets & Smoothies Street Day $
Burger Rancho Restaurant Burgers and Israeli Street All day $$
Suna Restaurant Asian Dishes Street All day $$
Tomate Restaurant Pizzeria Street All day $
Don Jon’s Restaurant International Food Street All day $
Funky Monkey Restaurant Sushi and Snacks Patio Evening $$
Zwart Cafe Bistro Café, Lunch & Arts Street Day $$$
Pura Vida Soda Costa Rican Food Street All day $
Maracuya Bistro Smoothies Street Day $$
Selina Bistro Snacks Patio All day $$
El Bosque Soda Costa Rican Food Street All day $
Olam Bistro Health Food Patio Day $$
Otro Lado Restaurant Italian Fine Dining Patio Evening $$
Pronto Bistro Italian Take-away Patio Day $$
El Bosque Soda Costa Rican Food Street All day $
Ginger Cafe Restaurant Breakfast & Lunch Street Day $
El Name Restaurant Fine Dining Patio Evening $$$
Kika Restaurant /Bar Argentinian & Live Music Street Evening $$
La Lora Amarilla Disco /Bar Live Music and Events Street Evening $
El Facon Bar Snacks Street Evening $$
Terra Restaurant Italian Dining Patio Day $$
El Patio Cafe Breakfast & Snacks Street Day $$
Osa Soda Costa Rican Food Street All day $
Tiquicia Soda Costa Rican Food Street Day $
Ex Pulpo Pizzeria Italian Streetfood Street Day $
Nami Restaurant Sushi Street Evening $$$
Al Chile Viola Restaurant Casual Fine Dining Street Evening $$$
Cafe Social Bistro Coffee & Snacks Street Day $$
Roca Mar Lounge Beach Lounge Beachfront All day $$
Nectar Restaurant Fine Dining Beachfront All day $$$
Sloopy Restaurant International Dining Street Evening $$
Tapas Restaurant Spanish Specialties Ocean View All day $$$
Pranamar Restaurant Health Cuisine Beach All day $$

Restaurants in Playa Hermosa

El Puente Restaurant Local Food Street All day $
Couleur Bistro Coffee and Snacks Street Day $$
Tiamat Bistro Coffee and Snacks Street Day $$
TP8 Lounge Snacks Street Day $$

Restaurants in Manzanillo

Atardecer Dorado Restaurant Costa Rica Beach All Day $$
Dayka Restaurant Costa Rica Street All Day $$