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 January 2017. In total 89 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$$$
BluBistroCocktails $ TapasBeachfrontAll Day$$
Frank’s PlaceRestaurantCosta RicanPatioAll Day$$
The RoasteryCaféFreshly roasted CoffeeStreetDay$$
Arenas BlancasIce CreamIce cream & JuicesStreetDay$$
UpéBistroSnacks and LunchPatioDay$$
Mafra’sBakeryItalian PastriesPatioDay$$
Chop itSnacksSalads $ Snacks PatioDay$$
Product ©BistroFish Market & LunchPatioDay$$
NativoBarSports Bar & SnacksStreetEvening$$
The BakeryBistroBakery and DiningStreetDay$$$
Las PiedrasRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
TacosSnacksMexican StreetfoodStreetEvening$
Hernry’s PizzaPizzaStreetfoodStreetDay$
TiramisuRestaurantItalianStreetAll Day$
Soda AmistadSoda (what’s that?)Costa RicanStreetAll Day$
Playa CarmenSodaCosta RicanStreetAll Day$
Umi SushiBistroJapaneseStreetAll Day$$
HorizonRestaurantVegetarian Tea HouseOceanviewDay$$
Brisas del MarRestaurantCasual Fine DiningOceanviewEvening$$
KatunaRestaurantAsian CuisineStreetEvening$$
Zula InnRestaurantEast MediterraneanStreetAll day$
Tropico LatinoRestaurantCasual Fine DiningBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Banana BeachLoungeBeach BarBeachfrontAll Day$$$
Green World StoreMarketSmoothiesStreetDay$$
Tap HouseBarCraft BeersStreetEvening$$
HabaneroRestaurantMexican Fine DiningBeachfrontEvening$$$
Comida Santa TereSodaCosta Rican Fast FoodStreetAll Day$
BaliBistroCoffee ShopStreetAll Day$$
Casa del MarRestaurantArgentinian BBQStreetEvening$$
La YuntaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
Ranchos ItaunaRestaurantBrazilian Beach LoungeBeachfrontEvening$$$
AlmendraBistroCoffee and SweetsStreetDay$$
TsunamiSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll Day$
AppetitoBistroBreakfast and SnacksStreetEvening$$

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 Playa Santa Teresa until Playa Hermosa

Frozen SugarIce ParlorIce CreamStreetDay$$
Chicken Joe’sRestaurantPeruvian Chicken BBQStreetAll day$$
El Chivo y la GataRestaurantItalian SpecialtiesStreetAll day$$
Dulce HogarBistroSweets & SmoothiesStreetDay$
Burger RanchoRestaurantEast MediterraneanStreetAll day$$
Wok StationRestaurantAsian Street FoodStreetAll day$$
MicrobarBarCraft BeersStreetEvening$$
Pizza TomateRestaurantItalian PizzaStreetAll day$
Don Jon’sRestaurantInternational FoodStreetAll day$
Funky MonkeyRestaurantSushi and SnacksPatioEvening$$
Zwart CafeBistroCafé, Lunch & ArtsStreetDay$$$
Pura VidaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
SirenaBistroSnacksPatioAll day$$
El BosqueSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
OlamBistroHealth FoodPatioDay$$
Otro LadoRestaurantItalian Fine DiningPatioEvening$$
ProntoBistroItalian Take-awayPatioDay$$
French BakeryBistroFrench PatisseriePatioDay$$
El BosqueSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
Ginger CafeRestaurantBreakfast & LunchStreetDay$
AlmaRestaurantFine Dining & SushiPatioEvening$$$
Smokey BigoteRestaurantHamburgersStreetEvening$$
KikaRestaurant /BarArgentinian & Live MusicStreetEvening$$
La Lora AmarillaDisco /BarLive Music and EventsStreetEvening$
El PulpoRestaurantItalian DiningPatioDay$$
Contraste SaborSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetAll day$
TiquiciaSodaCosta Rican FoodStreetDay$
El Pulpo 2PizzeriaItalian StreetfoodStreetDay$
Al Chile ViolaRestaurantCasual Fine DiningStreetEvening$$$
Social BarBistroCoffee & SnacksStreetDay$$
Roca MarLoungeBeach LoungeBeachfrontAll day$$
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$$
DaykaRestaurantCosta RicaStreetAll Day$$