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“Great food & staff!!!”

El Manglar Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 82 Restaurants in Nosara
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 19
Description: Experience authentic Costa Rican hospitality and fresh local, organic ingredients from the El Manglar restaurant. Conveniently located at Olas Verdes Hotel in Playa Guiones, El Manglar Restaurant offers a variety of fresh and healthy dishes and smoothies at reasonable prices. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is enhanced by the view of the Wildlife Refuge and the hotel's pool, making El Manglar a favorite in Nosara.
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Description: Experience authentic Costa Rican hospitality and fresh local, organic ingredients from the El Manglar restaurant. Conveniently located at Olas Verdes Hotel in Playa Guiones, El Manglar Restaurant offers a variety of fresh and healthy dishes and smoothies at reasonable prices. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is enhanced by the view of the Wildlife Refuge and the hotel's pool, making El Manglar a favorite in Nosara.
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit!!!!
The staff is wonderful and the food is out of this world.

It is an open concept restaurant surrounded by beautiful trees and flora.

You can hear the monkeys and sometimes you can even spot them!!!!

They have a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu with many selections..
As well as a full service bar and the ability to prepare local fruit smoothies.

A must place to visit more than once !!!!!!
You will love it!!!

Thank pincusa01
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Manglar N, Owner at El Manglar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you again on your next visit

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a special place, run by truly lovely people. Nestled next to the jungle and a short walk to the beach, it's quiet, reasonably priced, and the food and drinks are great! Alicia, who owns El Manglar, is wonderful, and she has hired very kind people to staff the bar and restaurant. We love it here.

Thank jsbender
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Manglar N, Owner at El Manglar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much we are glad that you enjoy you stay with us!!!

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and staff. We are two fussy Irish travellers when it comes to food but this place was our go to restaurant! Highly recommended for breakfast lunch and dinner !

Thank Deirdre2805
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Manglar N, Owner at El Manglar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much we are glad that you enjoy you stay with us!!!

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Outstanding team at this restaurant. They work together to ensure you have a terrific meal and enjoyable time. Chef Mary is one of the best cooks in all of Nosara!! She makes incredible meals in a variety of styles to suit everyone's tastes!

Thank Eddie B
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Manglar N, Propietario at El Manglar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you!!!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is operated separately from, but situated with the Olas Verdes Hotel in Nosara Costa Rica, and nearby Guiones. We were staying at the Olas Verdes through the Safari Surf School. I have already reviewed the Olas Verdes and commented peripherally on El Manglar. I hadn't realized the two operated separately until Abraham the evening manager brought it to my attention.

Here, I would like to make some specific comments about the staff. Alicia the day manager and Abraham made us feel entirely welcome, always accommodating, heating up our leftovers, packing our breakfasts before we headed out on our excursions. They engaged us in conversation and took genuine interest in our day-to-day enjoyment of activities, along with our surfing progress.

The food was fresh and well made. You can get comfort food like pasta with tomato sauce, but the local fare was most enjoyable and worthy of mention, namely the ceviche and the nachos with guacamole. A few times the chicken may have been on the grill a little too long. The freshness and flavours of the locally grown fruits et al. are second to none - absolutely wonderful. These include avocados, bananas, mangos, papaya.

My daughter loved their chocolate brownie dessert the most, served with ice cream and bananas (ask for the fruit), she said it was really good.

Thank HellofromToronto
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Manglar N, Propietario at El Manglar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

I am very happy to know that you have a great time with us.

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