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Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 9153
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11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant Surprise.... because we were staying next door at the Plaza Yara (that's another review) and found out not only that Gondola was our neighbor but that they extended a discount to us as well. The amazing cusine is complimented with excellent service that far exceeds expectation. Emerson & Fabian will go out of their way to make your stay/visit... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem nestled right up against the jungle. Beautiful frog sounds serenaded us during dinner! We were delighted with the fresh home made food and great staff. Very simple authentic Italian dishes. The hand made pasta dishes were delicious! We even saw the chef making the fresh pasta one night we made it in for a particularly... More 

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Thank RTCK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing find and the best meal in Costa Rica! It does not get better then this! Not only is the food extraordinary, and those words do not come easily out of this foodie's mouth, but the staff are wonderful. We sat at the bar and had a true Costa Rican experience that we will treasure. They have a "spicy" Margarita... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The place was just by our hotel so we gave it a try ...after a somewhat too long waiting food arrived- all courses including deserts were top notch Pity that the place was virtually empty during our stay....may not exist for long 😒

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1 Thank nhashai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went twice to this restaurant during our four nights on this strip. The ravioli is fabulous as well as their beef. The setting is lovely as they have the jungle on the back. The service is attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank iceqween13
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had the mussel soup to start. Very flavorful and rich. My main was the riccota pesto stuffed ravioli. The stuffing had a strange ratio between the ingredients, but the sauce used was very tasty. I ordered the creme brulee as my dessert. However it seemed like this was prepared far in advance rather than freshly made. Instead of cracking a... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It is a good thing we didn't eat here our first night in Manuel Antonio because we wouldn't have gone anywhere else if we had (and would have needed to walk the MA park twice everyday)! To start with, the octopus carpaccio was fresh and expertly sliced thinly, accented with olive oil and garlic. Even my non-daring friend raved about... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I stayed at the Hotel Plaza Yara and they offer a 10% off the meal if you ate which was awesome! I had the Scoglio pasta and malaga salad. Excellent wine selection and superb service.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were a large table of 10, and although the service might have been a bit slow to accommodate our group, everything was prepared top notch. Delicious food, and a large variety of fish, seafood, meats and pasta to choose from. The ravioli manuel (spinach filled) was great, shrimps were large and juicy, and the seafood mixed plate was bursting... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I don't usually review restaurants but this place really is superb. The first night we ate here we had seafood, pasta, carpaccio, brownie... and loved it so much we came back the next night too! The staff are excellent and very friendly - a real great place.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 9153
Description
This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?