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“Delicious local fare”

The Gilded Iguana Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 82 Restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 17
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The restaurant at the Gilded Iguana will be up and running for Nov 2014. The new management brings the BEST food in the area and finally will get the spotlight they deserve. Look for more info to be released soon.
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have been to the Gilded Iguana on many occasions and never have we been disappointed! There is the option to sit outside, or near the bar or up on the balcony.

1  Thank ChrissyD64
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jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family and I ate here daily during our stay. We had breakfast here daily. Very delicious. The evening meals were very good as well. One evening there was a band which was entertaining.

Thank tjavascott
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jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This landmark restaurant is currently closed and under renovation. It will open under new ownership and will be much more upscale according to word on the street.

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1  Thank DCSurfer
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jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Sorry to see you made a rating even when closed. The restaurant structure was deemed unsafe by engineers and is being rebuilt in addition to hotel additions on the property. It will be no more or less upscale when it reopens than when it closed for the rennovations. The historical structure will be rebuilt in identical form to the original but it will be safe! There will be a bar , bar food for the restaurant, lawn dining, live music in the same tradition of the iguana as in the past. Reopen scheduled early 2018

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I think this is a generally good restaurant for anybody, families, couples, friends, solo. Easy to get to. Open all the time, huge menu.

Thank lilap25
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jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food here was really good. The service is slow. Be careful with that water. My group had drank bottled water our entire vacation. Night before we left - we drank the water there! Bad idea. We all got sick. So go. The food is good. Location is great. Just don't drink the water. Bring your own.

Thank Abbey8484
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jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Correlation does not imply causation. Sorry for your experience we are currently closed for rebuild and construction and will reopen early 2018.

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