Manuel Antonio Restaurants & Nightlife
Fresh seafood, Italian fare, and typical Costa Rican cuisine are just a few of the options available in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The road between the two villages is dotted with wonderful restaurants and bars; many post their events and nightly specials on a sign by the road.
Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner with style, this tiny cafe offers warm hospitality and lots of flavorful dishes. Tuck into Caribbean shrimp, mahi mahi cooked with passion fruit and ginger, or a delightful chicken curry.
This little gem offers the best pizza, pasta and sandwiches in town – all made with fresh produce, Italian meats and homemade bread. Located in downtown Quepos.
The perfect choice for sunset cocktails and a lively bar scene. Its creative fusion menu includes sushi and Thai-inspired dishes.
Manuel Antonio's premier upscale restaurant, Kapi Kapi serves delicious Asian fusion food in an unpretentious setting. Discover culinary masterpieces like sugar cane-encrusted prawns or Argentinean churrasco. For dessert, try the Villa Vanilla creme brulee (made with local, organic vanilla beans) or the decadent hot chocolate souffle.
Nightly specials, fine wines and homemade desserts highlight Hacienda’s welcoming atmosphere. The gourmet menu has elements of Nuevo Latino, Mediterranean and Asian. Try their seafood tagliatelle or pan-fried trout for a taste sensation. Live music is a staple most nights.
Another popular haunt known for its laid-back scene and sunset views, Raphael’s is a fun gathering spot and a great place to meet other travelers. It features Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., and serves up tasty meals like grilled mahi mahi and succulent filet mignon.
Famous for its fabulous sunset views and chilled-out ambiance, Ronny's Place is worth the trek for a 5:00 p.m. cocktail. For those that stay for dinner, the menu features typical Costa Rican cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Their whole red snapper is a local favorite.
Get your taco or burrito fix at this family-friendly Mexican restaurant. Located across the street from Barba Roja, Sancho's offers tasty enchiladas, salsa, guacamole, and several vegetarian options at prices that won't break the bank. Their fish tacos and wet burritos come highly recommended.
There is a sensational party scene in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Weekdays are bit mellower with occasional live music, but the weekends are jamming in several spots. Many bars have live music featuring everything from Latin and Calypso to blues, rock and jazz. Happy hours and ladies’ nights vary by location.
Everyone in town turns up for Tuesday night reggae and live music is offered several times a week.
Overlooking the coast, this Manuel Antonio hotspot never fails to attract a big crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Coconuts is a popular gathering spot for sporting events and features movie nights and weekly specials.
Located on the road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Liquid Lounge is a trendy new gay bar and dance club.
Restaurant Gato Negro
A popular, gay-friendly gathering spot that has superb food and cocktails.