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al chile viola

Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (39 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (20 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I ate here last night for the restaurant's 14 year anniversary and had an amazing time. Nice quiet restaurant, beautifully decorated by the owner. Great for dates, families or a night with friends. Delicious wine, I had the merlot (and a nice grappa after the...More

Thank Clara K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there 4 nights of 14 in ST. Partly because the best wines in town, their Merlot is super. Nice and good service!

Thank aakermark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many great food options in Santa Teresa, but this is my favorite. The food is prepared with a noticeable love for the ingredients and the cooking. We have tried the better part of the menu and nothing disappoints. Great cocktails, try the passion...More

Thank Doofed
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank's a lot for this great rewiew , to visit and enjoi my menu'...Emiliano chef and owner!!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner last night to this Italian place as we wanted a little change for once to the local food. Welcome was ok, one waitress was friendly one quite arrogant. We ordered bruschetta and home made pasta. Bruschetta was ok, home made pasta...More

Thank imre h
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear irma , is 14 years we have the restaurant always trying to do our best , a lot of people love our food and service thats why we have a good ranking in many places.. no body is a 100 dollar bill to like...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

The cannelloni was out of this world, the tuna was superb as well; it came in cannellini .bean sauce which was unexpected and delicious. Place is a few minutes drive from town, more than worth the driving. Atmosphere is measured, pleasant and well thought out...More

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited it twice! Delicious fresh seafood, love the octopus 🐙! Loved it some much we went back for New Years. Above and beyond! Great experience!!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great food, great service, delightfully good live music. I really can’t think of more that one needs to decide to go visit. The meals were absolutely delicious. Fine dining plates found in a beach community. Friday nights had a duo singing/playing instruments. These guys playfully...More

Thank Marthead
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Wonderful service at this quaint restaurant. The menu is a fusion of Italian and fresh seafood. Home made ravioli, carpaccio, octopus, a lovely pear and arugula salad. Very high quality, fresh ingredients sets this restaurant apart from the others in the area.

Thank PineryMarket
emiliano838, Propietario at al chile viola, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank's for your opinion!

Reviewed 6 January 2018

This restaurant is well-managed and delivers exceptional food. The service is amazing. We enjoyed speaking with our server. The four of us were over-whelmed a the quality of our meals. Can't wait to return.

Thank brenthill123
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 10, had no reservation, was quite busy and food came quick. Food was also delicious, drinks too (took a while though) and the service was kind.

Thank cecidieke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0433
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Al chile viola offers a great collection of incredible italian dishes prepared carefully by our italian chef Emiliano and served by his wife Luz.
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