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Kimbute Restaurant

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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 18/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We had a delicious meal and especially enjoyed the plantain appetizer, ceviche, and lobster. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022 via mobile

charming and not pushy host. We came here based on Tripadvisor’s positive reviews. The food is great..fresh seafood and fish. My whole/fried fish was cooked with just a pinch of salt and it was very good.. I grew up in the islands in Asia, and...I know when a fish is fresh. Our host offered us his local cocktails and we just trusted his recommendations. Our family had a great time!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

We came here for dinner the last two nights. Excellent flavors and very fresh. If you don't know what to order, trust their suggestions. They steered me right both times. Everything was great and fun.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

We visited for Dinner after seeing it's high rating here. We were seated quickly, and the service was excellent. My wife ordered coconut shrimp that turned out to be shrimp in a coconut cream sauce, I asked about the pork chop or ribs, and hot...the recommended chop. It came drenched in a too sweet sauce, and was covered in onions, couldn't even see the chop. The FACT that the chop was so obscured made it impossible to differentiate the meat from the fat. Can't fault the service or the atmosphere but the food left a bit to be desired, there are better choices.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

Fab family run fresh food platters like shrimp pasta and ribs, with lovely local dishes served in a great well put-together outdoor landscape. Service is just another level, you feel like family straight away. Ended up coming most nights. Highly recommend with kids too.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Super super good food and incredible service. The mahi mahi fish was super fresh and the vegetable were cooked great. The tres leches dessert was also incredible. The food came quickly and our server was also incredibly kind.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

Our family stayed at the Punta Islita hotel for spring break March 2022 and we ate at Kimbute every night!! The owner takes great pride in the food and drinks. Several times we asked for suggestions on what to order and he always had a...recommendation that turned out to be outstanding. Some of our favorite meals were the lobster, red snapper, chicken kimbute style, angel hair pasta with shrimp and white sauce, jumbo shrimp in coconut and jalapeño sauce…. Frankly, everything we ate was delicious! The drinks we enjoyed included the Cacique sour, electric lemonade and something off menu the owner made for us that he called “the pineapple thing” haha. Sooooo good! I’ve been home for a week now and wish I could go back for his delicious food! The service was so friendly. They always had our table ready for us and were genuinely happy to see us. Seating is all outdoors, but covered. One night it poured while we were there. It was lovely to dine outside as it rained all around us!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

We enjoyed several dinners at Kimbute and were always pleased by the food and service. All of the lobster dishes are particularly memorable as well as the whole fish. Great atmosphere and food!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

Enjoyed grilled octupus caught that day! The lobster pasta was also amazing. Generous portions and the loveliest staff. Julio was the best. We met the sweet Jack Sparrow their visiting Scottish Fold Street cat.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious! Our waiter had great suggestions and everything was wonderful! It is just down the hill from the Hotel Isletta. I would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hi Jean, There is a kids section on the menu... all the standards. It’s good for the whole family.
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Yes they do and willl present the total in Colon and US so you can calculate tip
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Yes, Kimbute Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kimbute Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kimbute Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5