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Our Restaurants

Costa Verde has four unique restaurants. With the best of Costa Rican and international cuisine, our restaurants can satisfy every taste and provide a magical dining, entertainment and social experience.

Our Chef - Fabricio Mengarelli

Chef Fabricio Mengarelli received a culinary degree from his native Argentina before moving to Spain where he was the chef in several fine restaurants. He received a second culinary degree in Madrid. After four years in Spain, he moved to the US, where he was a chef in restaurants in both Miami and Spokane. He now manages Costa Verde’s four kitchens, as well as being personally in charge of our wedding reception dinners and other events.

Chef Fabricio has added weekly menu Specials to BBQ La Cantina & El Avion’s menus that keep the locals coming back.

Please call for help in selecting your event’s lunch or dinner menu: 011-506-2777-0384 after 4 pm
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Features casual dining elegance surrounded by grazing monkeys, jungle and ocean vistas and the best of Costa Rican and international cuisine--specializing in fresh fruits and seafood dishes.

Low season serving breakfast only. 6:30 am - 11 am
High season serving breakfast & lunch only: 6:30 am - 2 pm
Local Phone: (506) 2777-1973

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El Avión

Is a must-see bar and restaurant with an interesting history. The C-123 Fairchild plane has been converted to a pub and your food will be delivered from the kitchen on our fuselage dumbwaiter. Join the sunset crowd here to see and be seen. Wind down with informal dining, a pub-style menu and spectacular sunsets.

Low season: 1 pm - 10 pm
High season: 12 noon - 11 pm
Local Phone: (506) 2777-3378

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La Cantina BBQ

Lights up the main drag at night with our large wood fire BBQ. Relax and listen to the live rhythms of reggae and Latin music put on by the Jungle Boys. Enjoy the outdoor atmosphere and try one of our specialties such as premium cuts of beef, BBQ pork ribs, various fish and meat kabobs or whole Red Snapper.

Low season & high season: 4 pm - 10 pm
Local Phone: (506) 2777-0384

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El Wagon

Offers a lush jungle ambiance with a punch of color from the wild mosaic tiled floor featuring larger-than-life exotic animals. The kids will want to see this and find the birds, butterflies and sea horses. Hang out and fill up on fast and tasty food such as: Hebrew National hot dogs, wood fired pizza, nachos, the best 100% beef burgers in town and REALLY cold beer.

Hours: 11 am - 10 pm
Local Phone: (506) 4000-1543

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Keep Your Friends Close
and Your Pizza Closer

Best Pizza

El Wagon boasts an antique rail car as part of the dining experience; the wood siding and rails beneath it give it a unique feel and a place to enjoy El Wagon’s renowned pizza.

“We offer a wood fired Pizza, from a sidewalk café setting... and we especially enjoy seeing the connection this allows people to have with their meal... by watching the whole process and being part of it.”

Washington state transplant Peter Zobrist says, “I really like the pizza but Cesar the host is the pearl in this oyster. Nice work all around.”

Vacation rental home owner Joni Duncan says “Yum – I enjoy the oven fired Vegetarian Pizza with bacon and some good conversation with the management”.

English teacher and stay-at-home mom Caroline Farley Suarez agrees “El Wagon always serves a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. Sloth, monkey and boa sightings are a plus”. Whoa! Did she say boa? Luckily, snake sighting are extremely rare in Manuel Antonio.

Next to THE rail car is a large deck surrounded by jungle. THIS magnificent mosaic floor reflects the diversity of the treetops above and the sea below. Guests become captivated trying to identify butterflies and birds or exotic sea creatures such as THE octopus MOSAIC.

“Doing the mosaic floor at El Wagon was really fun“ SAYS MANAGEMENT, It also reflects a little of THIER eco-conscious style of business.

Around El Wagon you can find wooden furniture that has been produced by one of El Wagon’s NEIGHBORING, businesses from locally sourced wood. The wood fires that cook the renowned pizza are similarly fueled by timber that is recovered from either fallen trees or TREES THAT WERE felled for civic works, like the installations of the monkey-friendly insulated power lines:

“I don’t consider that recycling.” SAYS MANAGEMENT, “I consider that taking advantage of left-over stuff.” This business is both cost effective and contextually sensitive.


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