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’sRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
IndigoRestaurantInternational FarePatioEvening$$
PapayaRestaurantInternational FareOceanviewEvening$$$
CaracolasRestaurantCosta RicanBeachfrontAll day$$
Vista de OlasRestaurantBBQ SpecialtiesOceanviewEvening$$$
Surf CampRestaurant /BarAmerican-stylePatioAll Day$$
The PlaceRestaurant /BarBBQPatioEvening$$
Ritmo TropicalRestaurantItalianStreetEvening$$

Restaurants in Playa Carmen

Playa CarmenRestaurantItalianBeachfrontAll Day$$$
BluBarLife MusicBeachfrontSaturday$$
Frank’s PlaceRestaurantCosta RicanPatioAll Day$$
The RoasteryCaféFreshly roasted CoffeeStreetDay$$
Arenas BlancasIce CreamIce cream & JuicesStreetDay$$
Casa ThaiBistroSnacks and LunchPatioDay$$
Mafra’sBakeryItalian PastriesPatioDay$$
Chop itSnacksSalads $ SnacksPatioDay$$
Product ©BistroFish Market & LunchPatioDay$$
NativoBarSports Bar & SnacksStreetEvening$$
The BakeryBistroBakery and DiningStreetDay$$$
Bajo el ArbolBistroTapasPatioDay$$
Las PiedrasRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
Taco CornerSnacksMexican StreetfoodStreetEvening$
TiramisuRestaurantItalianStreetAll Day$
Miss EileenBistroCarribbeanStreetDay$
Soda AmistadSoda (what’s that?)Costa RicanStreetAll Day$
Playa CarmenSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
HorizonRestaurantVegetarian Tea HouseOceanviewDay$$
La BirreriaRestaurantCraft Beer & FoodOceanviewEvening$$
KatunaRestaurantAsian CuisineStreetEvening$$
Zula InnRestaurantIsraeli FoodStreetAll day$
Tropico LatinoRestaurantCasual Fine DiningBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Banana BeachLoungeBeach BarBeachfrontAll Day$$$
The WaveBarCraft BeersStreetEvening$$
HabaneroRestaurantMexican Fine DiningBeachfrontEvening$$$
Santa TereSodaCosta Rican Fast FoodStreetAll Day$
BaliBistroCoffee ShopStreetAll Day$$
Casa del MarRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
La YuntaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
Ranchos ItaunaRestaurantBrazilian Beach LoungeBeachfrontEvening$$$
Madre TierraSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
AppetitoBistroBreakfast and SnacksStreetEvening$$

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 SugarIce ParlorIce CreamStreetDay$$
Chicken Joe’sRestaurantPeruvian Chicken BBQStreetAll day$$
Earth CaféBistroHealth FoodStreetAll day$$
Dulce HogarBistroSweets & SmoothiesStreetDay$
Burger RanchoRestaurantBurgers and IsraeliStreetAll day$$
SunaRestaurantAsian DishesStreetAll day$$
TomateRestaurantPizzeriaStreetAll day$
Don Jon’sRestaurantInternational FoodStreetAll day$
Funky MonkeyRestaurantSushi and SnacksPatioEvening$$
Zwart CafeBistroCafé, Lunch & ArtsStreetDay$$$
Pura VidaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
SelinaBistroSnacksPatioAll day$$
El BosqueSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
OlamBistroHealth FoodPatioDay$$
Otro LadoRestaurantItalian Fine DiningPatioEvening$$
ProntoBistroItalian Take-awayPatioDay$$
El BosqueSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
Ginger CafeRestaurantBreakfast & LunchStreetDay$
El NameRestaurantFine DiningPatioEvening$$$
KikaRestaurant /BarArgentinian & Live MusicStreetEvening$$
La Lora AmarillaDisco /BarLive Music and EventsStreetEvening$
El FaconBarSnacksStreetEvening$$
TerraRestaurantItalian DiningPatioDay$$
El PatioCafeBreakfast & SnacksStreetDay$$
OsaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
TiquiciaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetDay$
Ex PulpoPizzeriaItalian StreetfoodStreetDay$
Al Chile ViolaRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
Cafe SocialBistroCoffee & SnacksStreetDay$$
Roca MarLoungeBeach LoungeBeachfrontAll day$$
NectarRestaurantFine DiningBeachfrontAll day$$$
SloopyRestaurantInternational DiningStreetEvening$$
TapasRestaurantSpanish SpecialtiesOcean ViewAll day$$$
PranamarRestaurantHealth CuisineBeachAll day$$

Restaurants in Playa Hermosa

El PuenteRestaurantLocal FoodStreetAll day$
CouleurBistroCoffee and SnacksStreetDay$$
TiamatBistroCoffee and SnacksStreetDay$$

Restaurants in Manzanillo

Atardecer DoradoRestaurantCosta RicaBeachAll Day$$
DaykaRestaurantCosta RicaStreetAll Day$$