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Sobre las Olas

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0109
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner here once with our little 8 months old daughter We had ordered the fresh tuna which was a large but super thin steak - served completely cold Unfortunately the worst tuna we had during our 8 weeks travel in Costa Rica Service was poor - no one really seemed to bother... Sad because the location is really... More 

Thank Julia R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was greated very nicely and we had a superb spot outside along the sea. staff worked hard and were friendly and helpfull. Food was very well cooked and served. Had a great seafood pasta with a lovely wine.

Thank PatrickBuijs
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the catch of the day (grilled sea bass) and arroz con camarones, and that was exceptional. The coconut sauce for the fish was amazing, and we also had bruschetta (Italian style) as a starter that was very refreshing.

Thank EngiGrl
Warsaw, Poland
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited restaurant on November 12, 2016 for a lunch. The food was very good, but the restaurant serwis cheats clients!!! We complain the amount of the bill, waiter 3 times calculate the amount- first amount was too high for about 100% at the final amount and the waiter itself add 15% for serwis. We paid in US dollals at... More 

Thank Mag B
Ghent, Belgium
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Twice for lunch, the ceviche is not to miss. A big glass pinot giglio and the beach view to decorate some Nice dishes, no wonder most of the guests are Ticos.

Thank bbb05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I only stayed in Cahuita for three nights and we returned here three times. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, in particular the seafood pasta, and the view is beautiful.

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Appling, Georgia
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Comfortable tables and chairs outside under the stars. Any closer to the Caribbean and your feet would be in the water! Just an ideal seaside location. Pargo entero (whole red snapper) prepared expertly, accompanied by asparagus spears galore. Staff was very attentive but unobtrusive. Adequate parking too in a safe area.

Thank Frederic3030
Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A little pricey but worth it. Best meal during my stay in Cahuita. Great ambiance and right on the beach.

Thank Beth721
Brno, Czech Republic
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a catch of the day and tuna steak, both were tasty but compared to other places it was a bit pricy, we ended up paying 40 000 colones for 2 dishes, beers and one dessert. The waitress seemed annoyed to having to serve us. And i dissagree with Lonely Planet, you can miss out on the tiramissu, not... More 

Thank svobik
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A picture....Tender seared tuna coconut bathed and lightly spiced, on a weather- perfect Caribbean cove, seated above the waves. Incredible music of the sea, candlelit table at waters edge fanned the fish the soloist to the second chair of sauteed greens and broccoli. A star-filled Caribbean symphony upon the palette and along the waves. Highly recommend

Thank Rachel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0109
3 minutes walk beyond El Canto B&B. I saw no street signs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?