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El Lagarto

$$ - $$$Seafood, Barbecue,
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6932
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (31 reviews)
“steak” (83 reviews)
“surf and turf” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but portions were small and it was pricey for what you got. Service was pretty slow but friendly. It was interesting watching the food being prepared with their wood fired grill and the chute leading down to it from the wood...More

Thank car0papagay0s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous view of ocean from open air deck. Great steaks and chicken entrees. Shrimp a bit over cooked - stick with beef, which seems like their specialty. Cool wood burning oven/grill. Very pleasant place to visit.

Thank Al B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for a family with different tastes. Each had their own dish and the meals were great. Wood ovens, open barbeque steaks and seafood. Do not hesitate to order seafood dishes from here, the preps are great and the open cooking adds to the flavor....More

Thank scottgriff71
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner and I absolutely LOVED the food! Had steak with tomato 🍅, baked potato,and zucchini , garlic bread and lemon 🍋 pie yummmmmm! I highly recommend this restaurant. And special thanks to Alejandro and Stephanyfor such warm hospitality! It is Costa Rican's like...More

Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and grilled everything! Family of 7. By the time we got around to going here we were all craving some beef. The tenderloin and ribeye were excellent. I totally enjoyed the grilled potato with the special butter, the grilled zucchini, and the fire...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The unique wood burning grill is an adventure to watch. What an amazing concept.. This is a must experience on your trip to Manuel Antonio.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Recommended to us by the people at Amigos Dos Rios, El Lagarto is a charming restaurant tucked next to the main highway to Manuel Antonio. We had heard that the restaurant had great views, but since this was rainy season and every sunset was overcast,...More

Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We dined here as a family of 12 for our last dinner of our vacation. The view was fantastic, the service was excellent and the food was terrific. We tried so many items on the menu, but the stuffed squid was a stand out. Grilled...More

Thank GroheCentral
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunset views in Manuel Antonio. Enjoyed a delicious dinner here. Meal came with baked potato, zucchini, and tomato--plenty of food. Definitely recommend!

Thank jaypay89
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The grilling of the food experience was fantastic just by itself, but the food was delicious & worth every penny! Not expensive at all, the drinks were just ok tho

Thank Marnie S
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Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
? I was talking about a guided tour to MA park.
11 February 2015|
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Guided tour to where?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200mts. Norte de la Plaza de Deportes de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6932
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