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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in Costa Rica

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in Costa Rica? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ostra Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (103)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Marina Papagayo
About the restaurant
OSTRA, a signature restaurant of Peninsula Papagayo, is a culinary gem led by Michelin-trained Chef Bruno Alves. Experience an extraordinary menu evolution and savor elevated, modern Costa Rican flavors re-imagined and infused with the best locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. Sip classic cocktails at the bar or terrace and celebrate the essence of coastal dining.
Also, we now offer Perla, a restaurant within a restaurant at the sushi bar. This modern sushi experience serves only local fish and operates Tuesday-Friday based on product availability.

Dining Visitors to Peninsula Papagayo
If you are not a homeowner or guest staying at one of the resorts or homes within Peninsula Papagayo, please contact gscenter.papagayo@andaz.com to share your reservation details, so we may coordinate your entry into Peninsula Papagayo with the security teams. Visitors are only permitted with confirmed dining reservations and advance notice to security.

Top review
Diner3vip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Great amosphere. Very slow service snd bad timing. Waiter might have been new.
A photo of Jaguar Negro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1030)
$30 and under
Mexican
San José
About the restaurant
La experiencia comienza cuando pasas por las puertas de Jaguar Negro y te transportarás a un oasis tropical mexicano con aires relajados y elegancia casual. Primero descubres un jardín secreto rodeado de agua y plantas nativas mexicanas y desde ahí emprendes un viaje sonoro, sensorial y visual que te transportará a México sin salir de Costa Rica.

Nuestro menú esta inspirado en la cocina de cantina, en los platillos de tradición y en las técnicas ancestrales que acompañan cada preparación. Todo se disfruta alrededor de una mesa pensada para ser compartida.

Top review
Mbere
Dined 1 day ago
The best restaurant in Costa Rica! If you like Mexican food this is your place. It’s authentic and has a truly creative menu. It ticks all the boxes… beautiful restaurant, wonderful cocktails (the passion fruit margarita is to die for) AMAZING food and service! Diego was the perfect server. The prices are very reasonable and the desserts are spectacular. You have to try the churros ….. yummmmm
A photo of CHAO PESCAO restaurant
4.8
4.8 (137)
$30 and under
Latin American
Marina Papagayo
About the restaurant
Chao Pescao is our neighborhood restaurant offering a gastronomic journey through Latin America and the Caribbean curated by Costa Rican born Chef Keivin. The menu style is shared plates, and this is your chance to discover some of the unique flavors of the region. Our award-winning mixology program has also made this restaurant a guest favorite. Mixology, cooking classes and live music are offered throughout the week. Our communal table is perfect for large parties.

Dining Visitors to Peninsula Papagayo
If you are not a homeowner or guest staying at one of the resorts or homes within Peninsula Papagayo, please contact Guest Services at gscenter.papagayo@andaz.com to advise the date and time of your reservation, so we may coordinate your entry into Peninsula Papagayo with the security teams. Visitors are only permitted with confirmed dining reservations and advance notice to security. You may be required to show a copy of your dining confirmation.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food was incredible, live music added to the fun, good vibes
A photo of Olive Garden Escazú Village restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1423)
$30 and under
Italian
San José
About the restaurant
¡En Olive Garden la generosidad Italiana estará siempre en tu mesa!
Sabemos que todo en la vida es mejor en familia y por eso te ofrecemos lo mejor de la comida italiana en un ambiente muy agradable.
Podrás disfrutar de nuestros icónicos favoritos, al mejor estilo italiano como son el Fettucine Alfredo, Tour of Italy, Lasagna Fritta y Chicken Parmigiana. Además no podes dejar de probar nuestros ilimitados de sopa, ensalada y lops mundialmente famosos breadsticks.
¡Te esperamos en Olive Garden porque aquí todos somos familia!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Very good, we received a complementary dessert for my son that was his birthday, and they sang happy birthday to him! Really appreciated!
A photo of Olive Garden Aleste restaurant
4.5
4.5 (400)
$31 to $50
Italian
Curridabat
About the restaurant
¡En Olive Garden la generosidad Italiana estará siempre en tu mesa! Sabemos que todo en la vida es mejor en familia y por eso te ofrecemos lo mejor de la comida italiana en un ambiente muy agradable. Podrás disfrutar de nuestros icónicos favoritos, al mejor estilo italiano como son el Fettucine Alfredo, Tour of Italy, Lasagna Fritta y Chicken Parmigiana. Además no podes dejar de probar nuestros ilimitados de sopa, ensalada y lops mundialmente famosos breadsticks. ¡Te esperamos en Olive Garden porque aquí todos somos familia!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Service and the food was really great, attending to our food preferences and very friendly
A photo of Olive Garden Terrazas Lindora restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1151)
$30 and under
Italian
San José
About the restaurant
¡En Olive Garden la generosidad Italiana estará siempre en tu mesa!
Sabemos que todo en la vida es mejor en familia y por eso te ofrecemos lo mejor de la comida italiana en un ambiente muy agradable.
Podrás disfrutar de nuestros icónicos favoritos, al mejor estilo italiano como son el Fettucine Alfredo, Tour of Italy, Lasagna Fritta y Chicken Parmigiana. Además no podes dejar de probar nuestros ilimitados de sopa, ensalada y lops mundialmente famosos breadsticks.

¡Te esperamos en Olive Garden porque aquí todos somos familia!

Top review
RaquelS
Dined on May 7, 2024
Everything was great. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Thank you.
A photo of Don Rufino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (604)
$50 and over
International
Alajuela
About the restaurant
Don Rufino is about contemporary food, with a local touch. Fine, local, fresh ingredients, the use of novel cooking techniques and great passion, are the main components found in our kitchen and in each dish served.
Top review
watermanm
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic food. Great menu. Very noisy. Sometimes hard to hear.
A photo of Silvestre restaurant
4.8
4.8 (788)
$30 and under
Latin American
San José
About the restaurant
Silvestre is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of San José, Costa Rica. Chef Santiago Fernández offers a well-thought-out, curated small seasonal menu that brings you the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Silvestre is a worthy stop, as part of your exploration of the city, also perfect for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. We also offer an impressive conceptual menú degustación about the Costa Rican soul, its flavors and everything in between.
Top review
JustinForTheWin
Dined 4 days ago
Had the 7 course tasting menu, they made a special vegetarian version for me. Best lunch I ever had. Service in English or Spanish. Each dish is a different memory, be it childhood, the beach, or time with your grandparents. The presentation made me feel special and valued, and the props used to connect the meal to an experience were excellent. I would go again. Worth the price.
A photo of Sentido Norte restaurant
4.7
4.7 (389)
$50 and over
International
Brasilito / Playa Flamingo
About the restaurant
Sentido Norte, a restaurant and bar at Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas, proudly offers the best of Coastal Costa Rican cuisine. All food & drink is inspired by the country’s bountiful abundance, combining uniquely local and native ingredients in the glass and on the plate.

Dining in Sentido Norte is like dining in a local friend’s gourmet kitchen. Everything is accounted for, every request can be met, and every–from dish to drink–is delicious.

Sentido Norte is an adults only restaurant. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted at the restaurant.
Service animals are welcome!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
This is a must do if you are in the area! The food is superb and dining experience is 10 out of 10! Recommend you get there for sunset- it’s spectacular and unlike anything in this part of Costa Rica. The ambience is just what you would expect! You need to reserve for dinner on OpenTable. Otherwise, if you make other reservations you are not guaranteed in the restaurant and would be in bar are with more limited menu. This is a first class experience!
A photo of Rio Bhongo Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (43)
$30 and under
International
Marina Papagayo
About the restaurant
At the center of the resort adjacent to the main pools with breathtaking views of Culebra Bay, Rio Bhongo offers the comforts of home infused with Costa Rican culture. Don't miss our expert barista and our extensive coffee program. Dinner offers a selection of grilled meats and fresh fish. The terrace provides a beautiful setting underneath a 40 year old Higueron tree, beautifully lit and magical at night. This restaurant is ideal for large parties or multiple families who wish to dine together.

Dining Visitors to Peninsula Papagayo
If you are not a homeowner or guest staying at one of the resorts or homes within Peninsula Papagayo, please contact Guest Services at gscenter.papagayo@andaz.com to advise the date and time of your reservation, so we may coordinate your entry into Peninsula Papagayo with the security teams. Visitors are only permitted with confirmed dining reservations and advance notice to security. You may be required to show a copy of your dining confirmation.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Amazing ceviche! Must have. We also had the catch of the day which was pan fried mahi mahi and it was sooooo good. The only thing we wished was that they served a bit more of it. There was only 3 pieces or so of it. Beautiful views like you always get here.
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