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Cabinas El Colibri

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, Central American
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200 Mtrs Este Del Hotel Guanamar | 50 mtrs de la Iglesia, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0656
16:00 - 22:00
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Westlake Village, California
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colibri is known for its steaks. Wish I could review them. Instead, we had caught a bunch of mahi mahi and yellow fin tuna and had them cook them for use. Very inventively and deliciously prepared, in a variety of ways. We started with tuna carpaccio. Absolutely great. Then we had tuna prepared two ways, one with, of all things,... More 

Thank Jef K
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the Guanamar hotel, so this restaurant was in a perfect location since it's so close to it. My girlfriend and I both had the tenderloin steak. It was so good! Perfectly cooked and with nice herbs. Vegetables were also good, I can recommend the potatoe parts from the grill (:(: Also, service was great. Since we... More 

Thank Wietse238
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dinner here every time (twice a year) we are in Samara/Carrillo. The steaks are amazing - tender, juicy, grilled to perfection. The owners and staff are lovely. Service is excellent and the ambiance is pleasant and relaxing. El Colibri is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere!

Thank mel_T19
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Costa Rica. We had been in the country for two weeks and travelled from San Jose, La Fortuna and Monteverde. This was, hands down, the best meal in Costa Rica for us. It might just be one of the best steaks I have ever had. It definitely is the best priced wonderful... More 

Thank Stephanie G
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Excellent Argentinian steak place. We had the mixed grilled and everything was perfectly cooked and excellent cuts of meat. Nice wine list and ambiance excellent. Worth the trip to Carrillo just to east at this place!

Thank TravelCT36
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I love a good steak, especially a tenderloin. Not only was the flavor of this steak out of this world, but I swear it literally melted in my mouth. intruly believe this was the most tender steak I have eaten in all of my years! You can't go wrong at this place. Our party had baby back ribs (again excellent),... More 

Thank talthauser
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

An Argentinian style restaurant in the Samara - Carillo area, this is the place for a perfectly cooked steak. Of course, there are lots of things on the menu, but the steaks are the main attraction. The ambience is very Argentinian, relaxing and casual, but also refined and elegant. The staff is efficient but welcoming and friendly. Good wines, well... More 

Thank Icantrelax
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is the best! Coming from NYC haven't found a beat to their meat quality! Their free bread and dressing is a killer…

Thank Shelley G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went here 3 nights in a row while staying in Playa Carrillo b/c just once wasn't enough. I tried something different every night, while my hubby stuck to their steak (which he loved.) The tuna is fresh caught same day and was to die for! My husband is a total carnivore, and is VERY picky about his steak, he... More 

Thank sam s
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dinner here is a fantastic experience. Watch them cook your dinner to perfection on an open pit. Steaks, kabobs, shrimp, are superb. Definitely a highlight to our trip and visiting Playa Puerto Carillo.

Thank Bill L

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Restaurant Details

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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, Central American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Mtrs Este Del Hotel Guanamar | 50 mtrs de la Iglesia, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Carrillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0656
Las mejores carnes al estilo Argentino en una de las mejores playas de Costa Costa, Playa Carrillo.
Los invitamos a disfrutar de nuestra comida casera, sencilla en un ambiente familiar.

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