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al chile viola

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Santa Teresa | 200 mts norte del Supermercado La Hacienda, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0433
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Luz for more fabulous meals during the holidays. All excellent and great spending the evenings with you all.

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Thank smayfein
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully made, well thought out, varied food. Wonderfully presented. The octopus was other worldly. The bread as a pre-starter was super moreish! Great service. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Lex D
Worcester, UK
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal - the tuna tartare was particularly good! It's a busy restaurant with a laid back vibe and a great menu. Go!

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Thank UKAnnaP
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended by the locals we quizzed and they were absolutely right. Our group of 6 had a fantastic final dinner in Santa Teresa of pasta and their nightly specials. Our waiter was superb as were all of the dishes we sampled!

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Thank Andrea E
san diego
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chile Viola is a wonderful low-key family-run restaurant. We enjoyed our pasta dishes and the pear salad. Prices are resonable and the service was friendly. It's a little further away from Santa Teresa (closer to Hermosa), but easy to find.

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Thank wayansd
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the pasta, they are really good. You will be able to find a huge variety of different specialities. Fish is good and the chicken is also a must. Ask to be on the upper terasse, you will avoid being too close of the road.

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Thank Franck P
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I ended up at Al Chile Viola due to all the outstanding Tripadvisor reviews. We have both lived in Italy and we were craving some good homemade pasta and delicious Italian food. Alas, it was just OK. As a starter we had the pear and pecorino salad, which was fine; as mains, we had the 4 cheese... More 

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Thank Sara S
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu, modern cuisine, great quality ingredients and good service by owners. I had the carpaccio which was excellent. Wine choices also quite good.

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Thank isalondon2016
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars in Santa Teresa for four years. This restaurant has always been on our list of places to go. However at this time we found the experience a little underwhelming. The tuna tartare we ordered was very oily. The tuna carpaccio on the other hand was too thickly sliced. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. My... More 

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Thank michaelh10013
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Took my hubs here for his birthday while in Santa Teresa, and while we weren't so adventurous to try the highly recommended bull balls, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The pear gorgonzola salad was fabulous, the cannelloni was tasty, and my husband made his own concoction of pasta combining both the 4 cheese and tomato sauces. To top it off,... More 

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Thank Lillie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?