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Travellers' Choice2022
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US$4 - US$20
CUISINES
International, Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews fish sandwich onion rings beef tenderloin pecan pie ceviche trout the owner jungle atmosphere delicious food uvita area highly recommend this restaurant service was excellent great meal costa rica edgar rain presentation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped on a quiet mid-afternoon for a late lunch in mid-January. The host (owner?) was not very welcoming, bordering on surly. Other than taking our order, our server’s only words to us were “Are you done?” as he cleared plates. Waters were not refilled....Happily, each course came from the kitchen quickly. Entrees were warm, not hot and quality was good but not great, especially for the $$$. We were excited to try Heliconia based upon the positive reviews but we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 6:00 p.m. reservation. Drinks & an appetizer were a built slow but were served. However, at 7:50 we still did not have our dinners. We decided to leave due to the time. Both the owner & waiter were rude. The owner actually...was belligerent and essentially said out expectation to get our meals in under 2 hours was unreasonable. It is one thing to have bad service but the attitude toward us when we made the decision to leave is next level of bad service.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant from an atmosphere point of view. We were looking forward to a nice dinner based on the reviews. But…..after waiting two hours for our food, we sadly left. They were very upset and tried to say our food was...almost ready. But after two hours wait it was too much. We had all ordered the special and it is difficult to understand why it took so long. We were visiting a relative and were more than disappointed that we could not end with a beautiful dinner. So sad! Will never go back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I both had the fish filet dinners, and they were superb. The best meal we had In Costa Rica. We tried to return the next night, but they were closed! We highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little diner. We visited last week for a quick lunch. The service was excellent. Quality of the food was good. Pricey compared to similar establishments. The setting is worth it!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at this restaurant while visiting Ojochal. The food was fresh, and the tuna was amazing. The staff were also very accommodating and friendly. We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

This place never disappoints and is our favorite in the area. Nancy even made a custom birthday cake that was just delicious. This is not the place to come to for a quick meal. This is the place to come to for an excellent cook...to order experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

We stopped early afternoon during a downpour. We we loved the jungle atmosphere and were protected from the rain. The food and drinks were awesome!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

Best Restaurant by far in the OSA Peninsula. Located in Ojochal it serves only the freshest fish, the best steak and is so consistent as to be crazy good! Don’t find many restaurants in the states that compare! Reasonably priced, family owned , tiny and...romantic. Don’t miss it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

Ate the most delicious Costa Rican local food, while surrounded by toucans and forest! The staff are incredible! Such kind hearted and generous service, we had a large group and they accommodated all of our needs. Cannot recommend this place enough, absolutely magical and can’t...wait to return to Costa Rica to visit again. You’re in good hands here!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

Simply excellence, had a nice table, fast and precise service. Friendly staff, superb meals, wine and deserts. The blueberry cake is is delicious. Surf&Turf outstanding good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

We were told that we would get a great meal here, and we did. We had reservations and got seated right away. The owners and servers were all very friendly. I ordered Beef Tenderloin and my wife ordered Pork Tenderloin. Both meals were well presented...and exceptionally well prepared with good sized portions. All served at the same time. I can't stress this enough, the Beef Tenderloin was to die for. Our whole experience was delightful. I can't wait to visit Costa Rica again so I can return this Heliconia.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

Delicious food! Great atmosphere. There were 8 of us so it took some time for our food. But it was delicious. My daughter said her shrimp pasta was a 12 out of 10

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

The food is great. Whether you app out and have wings or their salads or move on to their rainbow trout entree. The latter was one of the best dishes I’ve had on this country. Everything is prepared fresh so be prepared to wait a...bit. Staff are ok too. We have frequented the place several times and the wait on occasion has been an issue. Per a staff shortage that onceMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

We ate lunch at Heliconia today. Best fish sandwich ever! The meal included the fish sandwich, fries, onion rings & salad. So good! The seating area on the patio, surrounded by greenery & nature, is beautiful. The wait staff are pleasant & friendly.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Heliconia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5