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El Arado

$$ - $$$, , South American
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0928
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After many dinners across Costa Rica we have to admit this was one of the best ones we had. The service was great and the food was very delicious. We ordered a burger and a fish dish both were great. We highly recommend this place...More

Thank Mattijs S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something typical at a reasonable price. As our host recommend El Arado we went there. The food (especially the Fish with the Seafood Sauce) was delicious and the owner very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed it so much that we went...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here because our hotel recommended it & it came with a free cocktail. Well the meal was delicious & we ordered more fresh cocktails. Gentleman who served us was very friendly too! Highly commended.

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a welcoming place with fabulously fresh food. Owner, Jesus and his fam are attentive with great 'tudes. always a pleasure to eat amongst 'friends'

Thank kathykastner
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, kind people, good music! Walked there on a rainy night because it was close to where we are staying. Would definitely return just for the food.

Thank cherylcov
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a wonderful dinner of traditional Costa Rican food. The whole grilled sea bass was delicious. The service was excellent. The prices were very good as well.

Thank Harley2007_12
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Wanted local Costa Rican food. Trip Advisor suggested El Arado. The food and service were excellent. Like home cooking. Cheap for what we had. The whole grilled fish was more than enough for 2 and probably enough for 3. Family run, friendly service. Gave us...More

Thank Wabi S
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on our way to the beach. We ordered a typical breakfast and it was a large portion and very good. The lady who runs the place and the B&B next door is super friendly.

Thank Brent C
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered our dinners by physically pointing to the items from the casado menu (filet of fish and filet of chicken), the meals came and they were both chicken based! We didn't say anything... When the bill came, we were overcharged (over double the price)...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place was awesome. Really tasty "typical food" and amazing pico de gallo, the best I've ever tasted. The family that runs it are super friendly and the location is beautiful right on the hillside. We even got to see some squirrel monkeys while having...More

Thank Dan G
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Gesselle M
25 December 2014|
Response from CachoMartinez |
HI Gesselle, It´s about 6 or 7 hours driving! Forget it. Late at last!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0928
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If you are looking for an Authentic Costa Rican meal El Arado is your place! We have no hamburgers or pizza on the menu. Only traditional home cooked meals. Tell your taxi driver we are located on the old road to Manuel Antonio 100 meters south of the hotel Villa Teca.
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