Restaurants and Bars

In Santa Teresa and Mal Pais you find a tremendous choice of restaurants and bars. There is something for everyone, from streetside food stalls to gourmet restaurants. The big variety of cooking styles in the village reflect the multi-cultural composition of its inhabitants. And no need, actually, to bring an extra evening dress – in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais the dress code is very casual.

For night entertainment you often find live music sessions in funky little bars, or maybe a full moon party on the beach with international DJs. 

Restaurant in Santa Teresa

Here you find the full list of bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais as they were open in February 2016. In total 83 places were counted. The restaurants are listed by location: from south to north, from Mal Pais through Santa Teresa, to Playa Hermosa and Manzanillo at the northern end.

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 Santa Teresa / Playa Carmen

Playa CarmenRestaurantItalianBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Frank’s PlaceRestaurantCosta RicanPatioAll Day$$
Arenas BlancasIce CreamIce cream & JuicesStreetDay$$
UpéBistroSnacks and LunchPatioDay$$
Chop itSnacksSalads $ Snacks PatioDay$$
Product ©BistroFish Market & LunchPatioDay$$
NativoBarSports Bar & SnacksStreetEvening$$
The BakeryBistroBakery and DiningStreetDay$$$
PureRestaurantFine DiningStreetEvening$$
Las PiedrasRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
TacosSnacksMexican SnacksStreetEvening$
Banana SurfBistroSmoothiesStreetDay$
Coral BlancoSoda (what’s that?)Costa Rican /SeafoodStreetAll Day$
AnjenBar /SodaCosta Rican SnacksStreetAll Day$
Soda AmistadSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
Petit CopainSnacksSnacksStreetAll Day$$
Playa CarmenSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
Umi SushiBistroJapaneseStreetAll Day$$
PuntoIce CreamWaffles & Ice CreamStreetDay$
HorizonRestaurantVegetarian Tea HouseOceanviewDay$$
Brisas del MarRestaurantCasual Fine DiningOceanviewEvening$$
KatunaRestaurantAsian CuisineStreetEvening$$
Mafra’sBakeryItalian BakeryStreetDay$$
Zula InnRestaurantEast MediterraneanStreetAll day$
Tropico LatinoRestaurantCasual Fine DiningBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Banana BeachLoungeBeach BarBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Green World StoreMarketSmoothiesStreetDay$$
Tap HouseBarBarStreetEvening$$
HabaneroRestaurantMexican Fine DiningBeachfrontEvening$$$
Red SnapperRestaurantSpecialty SeafoodPatioEvening$$
Comida Santa TereSodaCosta Rican Fast FoodStreetAll Day$
BaliBistroCoffee ShopStreetAll Day$$
Casa del MarRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
La YuntaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
Ranchos ItaunaLoungeLounge & Brazilian FoodBeachfrontEvening$$$
AlmendraBistroCoffee and SweetsStreetDay$$
TsunamiSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
DisfrutaloBistroBreakfast 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 Playa Santa Teresa until Playa Hermosa

Chicken Joe’sRestaurantPeruvian Chicken BBQStreetAll day$$
El Chivo y la GataRestaurantItalian SpecialtiesStreetAll day$$
Dulce HogarBistroSweets & SmoothiesStreetDay$
Burger RanchoRestaurantEast MediterraneanStreetAll day$$
Wok StationRestaurantAsian Street FoodStreetAll day$$
Pizza TomateRestaurantItalian PizzaStreetAll day$
Don Jon’sRestaurantInternational FoodStreetAll day$
Funky MonkeyRestaurantSushi and SnacksPatioEvening$$
Zwart CafeBistroCafé, Lunch & ArtsStreetDay$$$
Pura VidaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
Lo del CheSnacksEmpanadas & PizzaStreetDay$
AkivoSnacksSushi & RollsStreetAll day$
OlamBistroHealth FoodPatioDay$$
Otro LadoRestaurantItalian Fine DiningPatioEvening$$
ProntoBistroItalian Take-awayPatioDay$$
MarianneCaféFrench BakeryPatioDay$$
El BosqueSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
Ginger CafeRestaurantBreakfast & LunchStreetDay$
AlmaRestaurantFine Dining & SushiPatioEvening$$$
Smokey BigoteRestaurantHamburgersStreetEvening$$
KikaRestaurant /BarArgentinian & Live MusicStreetEvening$$
La Lora AmarillaDisco /BarLive Music and EventsStreetEvening$
El PulpoRestaurantItalian DiningPatioDay$$
Contraste SaborSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
TiquiciaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetDay$
Rox BurgerSodaFast FoodStreetAll day$
Al Chile ViolaRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
Roca MarLoungeBeach LoungeBeachfrontAll day$$$
Flor BlancaRestaurantFine DiningBeachfrontAll day$$$
Makana’sRestaurantInternational DiningStreetEvening$$
TapasRestaurantSpanish SpecialtiesOcean ViewAll day$$
PranamarRestaurantHealth CuisineBeachAll day$$
KojiRestaurantJapanese Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
CouleurBistroCoffee and Snacks StreetDay$$

Restaurants in Manzanillo

Atardecer DoradoRestaurantCosta RicaBeachAll Day$$
DaykaRestaurantCosta RicaStreetAll Day$$