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Bistro Cantarana

Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0486
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“tuna” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have had different luck at this spot over the years. It's either been great or terrible. This year it was terrible arrived at 7 pm and they were out of half of the very small menu. We will try again next year but not this...More

Thank Sid K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, i never ate something that bad for that value of money. I had a scrambled egg with "home bread" , two cups of tap water and one coffee. When i came to pay, waitress told me she got a problem with cash...More

Thank Petr M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed several terrific family meals at the restaurant during our visits to Playa Grande. Jenna and her team at Bistro Cantarana provide an overall great experience and creative and delicious dishes for us to enjoy!

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Stayed 5 days and ate almost entirely at the restaurant. Reasonable prices and great happy hour deals.

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great food & atmosphere at Bistro Cantarana. Food was fresh & delicious! Staff was friendly and accommodating. Chef had specials as well as traditional food off of the menu.

Thank Lora M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Bistro Cantarana 5/7 nights I was in Playa Grande. The food was so beautifully presented, and the staff Jenna and the other Canadian girl were super nice and helpful as well. Everything I ate was excellent especially the pizza and the chefs special...More

Thank Madalyn G
Federico d, Owner at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hola, Thank you for choosing our beautiful hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve in some areas, so for us your feedback is very important! Thank you for sharing it! We hope your experience was unique in Hotel & Restaurant Cantarana. It...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

In the Bistro CANTARANA, i’ve probably drunk the best Margarita ever!! I found it amazing !! The Pizza was excellent as well!! So an excellent adress!

Thank athosoub
Federico d, Owner at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you had a great experience at Bistro Cantarana and we hope to see you again. Pura Vida Federico De Mezerville Owner

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Ate here a few times and always had a good meal but as there are not many restaurants around, the menu gets a bit repetitive so would be nice to have a few more options. The staff are all volunteers as get their accommodation for...More

Thank Trip-chick80
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

When you are open for three hours per day you would think you would be ready to serve your dinner guests. We ordered drinks....and then food....and then we got our food....then finally drinks. Not really sure how to explain the lack of service or preparedness...More

Thank hollaback82
Federico d, Owner at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hello, Thank you for your time sharing your experience! We really appreciate every constructive critics to improve day by day! Hope you can change your mind and give us a new opportunity to visit us again. We will do our best to improve from tapas...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The hotel is nice, it's close to the beach. The service was amazing. The staff members are really lovely and kind and they're always happy to help, and the food is spectacular!More

Thank ffvalverde
Federico d, Owner at Bistro Cantarana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hola, Thank you for choosing our beautiful hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve in some areas, so for us your feedback is very important! Thank you for sharing it! We hope your experience was unique in Hotel & Restaurant Cantarana. It...More

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forekr
20 July 2015|
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Response from Cantarana | Property representative |
Thanks for asking, we do not have a dress code and shorts are absolutely fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palm Beach Estates | Cabo Velas, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0486
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Cantarana
Description
Our atmospheric restaurant on the second floor is surrounded by tropical tree tops. It is a unique place for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening in our Bistro, where the food and cocktails are delicious. Our Chef stands for passionate and creative cooking. Classic or modern, all is prepared with fresh, high quality products and the extra special something that makes eating at Bistro Cantarana an extraordinary culinary highlight. Casual dress is perfect.
We are closed on Monday nights.
Breakfast is open everyday from 7:30 to 11 AM .
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