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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Costa Rica

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Costa Rica? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category 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 Mamagui Nosara restaurant
4.9
4.9 (21)
$31 to $50
Italian
Nosara
About the restaurant
Born in Benevento, Chef Gerardo Giardino embarked on his culinary journey at the age of 16. With a wealth of experience gained in kitchens across Athens, New York, London, and now Costa Rica, his culinary passion centers around crafting authentic Italian dishes, reminiscent of a mother's loving preparation. Set in the just renovated El Pueblo building in Nosara, you will find us on the ground floor, with tables set all over the Carabbean-vibe inspired terrace! Join us for a dining experience that promises to delight your taste buds and leave a lasting impression.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Wonderful! Delicious food! Secluded and romantic.
A photo of La Divina Comida restaurant
4.8
4.8 (64)
$30 and under
Peruvian
San José
About the restaurant
Created by Chef Marco Antonio Ganoza in 2004, in San José. We are a Peruvian Fusion cuisine restaurant created outside of Peru, this gives us a very interesting value, since in that search for the perfect ingredients, we realize that wherever we are we will find everything we need, and that ingredient is called passion for food. kitchen.
We are Essential Costa Rica, working hand in hand with local farmers and fishermen.
We believe in the value of local, of what is ours and in the contribution of local communities in our products.
We are responsible and sustainable with our supplies.
We believe that customer service has to be clear and that experience is the only thing that motivates us.
When you pass, order the ceviches, the octopus, the portions of main dishes, we recommend them to share, the dishes are large.
We are waiting for you at La Divina Comida on Avenida Escazú.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 21, 2024
The ambiance was good and our waiter gave us excellent service. I wasn't too impressed with my main course and drinks, but I'd give it a 2nd chance to try something else.
A photo of Isolina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (187)
$30 and under
Contemporary Latin
San José
About the restaurant
Ubicado en San José, Costa Rica.
Isolina es gastronomía actual en un lugar con historia. Nuestro concepto gastronómico cocina de autor. Una fusión de sabores, con influencias de diferentes regiones gastronómicas, utilizando producto fresco local.

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JessicaH
Dined on May 13, 2024
We went there for our last night in Costa Rica. Had a great meal and sat outside in a nice courtyard. It was a little pricey but otherwise a good experience. I would recommend to others and go back.
A photo of Meso restaurant
5.0
5 (10)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Marina Papagayo
About the restaurant
Explore our newest restaurant and prepare your taste buds for “Mesoterranean cuisine,” an innovative blend of vibrant Mediterranean flavors with a touch of Mesoamerican influence, complemented with refreshing tropical renditions of classic Mediterranean cocktails. Located at Nacascolo beach at Casa de Playa.
Top review
sherryw
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful location, amazing staff and service. Delicious food .
A photo of Don Rufino restaurant
4.6
4.6 (592)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food and the service was fantastic! Try Grandma’s chicken!
A photo of Nemare - Four Seasons Costa Rica restaurant
4.6
4.6 (79)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Marina Papagayo
About the restaurant
Meaning “smoke” in Chorotega, the language of the indigenous people of our region, Nemare is a Latin Steakhouse that celebrates the local bounty by using artisanal ingredients from neighboring farms. Our signature grass-fed local and imported steaks draw on our Central and South American heritage with curated dishes and flavours that create a meaningful culinary journey through the expansive continent that complement the gifts of our land. Nemare offers a sophisticated and creative culinary experience from Chef Gerardo Astorga at the newly re-imagined Peninsula Papagayo golf clubhouse.
Top review
KristiH
Dined on Apr 22, 2024
My filet minion was delicious. I would say it was more of a NY steak thick cut than a filet, but the seasons and sear were beautiful. Others loved the mahi-mahi (LARGE portion- could easily split) and ribeye. Recommended wine was excellent. Sides: Mac and cheese were okay, mashed potatoes were thinner than in the US, but they were tasty, and grilled asparagus was fantastic. I got the "choco coco" for dessert, and it was a bowl of some crunchies with a bit of chocolate pudding and a bunch of whipped cream; it was pretty to look at but not worth the price. Ask for an adult version of the vanilla sundae instead.
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4.9
4.9 (60)
$30 and under
Contemporary Latin
Nosara
About the restaurant
An elegant open air restaurant for guests 15 and older, with the best view in Nosara, offering creative dishes and mixology crafted with ingredients from the surrounding community, the real flavors of Costa Rica.

We want you to taste the Earth and Ocean with every meal we prepare for you.

*All dietary restrictions and desires are happily accommodated. (Vegan, Keto, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, etc).

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day of the week.

15-year-old and above age policy.

No pets allowed.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Lovely view and great food. Service was excellent. Only downside was my husband found a piece of glass in our dessert. Restaurant replaced the dessert but nothing else was done.
A photo of Restaurante Chirriboca restaurant
4.9
4.9 (25)
$31 to $50
International
Nosara
About the restaurant
LAST DINNER SITTING: 7:15 PM

Restaurante Chirriboca entices all senses with Nosara's best dining and most memorable ocean and mangrove views. Set in award-winning Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge and perched high above Guiones Beach, Restaurante Chirriboca delights with a selection of inspired dishes that showcase fresh regional ingredients including regional seafood, local organic produce, and products from select sustainable farms. A tiered terrace offers endless vistas of the coastline and natural surroundings. For sunset drinks, the upper-level Gecko Lounge dazzles with mixology and ambiance.

Don't miss our ceviche specialties and selection for special diets including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. Named as one of the Top 20 Resorts in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, Lagarta Lodge and its restaurants are sure to please seasoned world explorers.

For romantic dinners, family gatherings, or dining out with friends. Parking available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
Best views in Nosara and amazing food! This was our 3rd time here and we’ll be back again!
A photo of The Capital Grille - San José restaurant
4.8
4.8 (350)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Escazu
About the restaurant
Fundado en 1990 en Providence, RI, The Capital Grille es un restaurante de alta cocina conocido por sus cortes de carne añejados en seco, mariscos frescos, una lista de vinos galardonada y un servicio personalizado y profesional en una atmósfera elegante y relajada.
Top review
Cynthiavip
Dined 6 days ago
Every time we dine here it feels like we are part of the capital grille family! Everyone comes to our table to say hello and welcome us back. The food is always perfectly scrumptious! The service is always friendly and in point in all ways. We come back every month from La Fortuna where we live while we are in Escazu. We have a hard time eating anywhere else! Please start serving breakfast!!!!!
A photo of El Hicaco Seafood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (26)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Jaco
About the restaurant
Este encantador restaurante de mariscos, ubicado en la pintoresca costa pacífica de Costa Rica, es un auténtico paraíso para los amantes del mar. Desde su inauguración en 1977, se ha ganado una merecida reputación por servir los mariscos más frescos de la región. Con vistas impresionantes del océano, el restaurante ofrece una experiencia culinaria única.

Su especialidad es la langosta viva, cuidadosamente preparada para resaltar su sabor y textura únicos. También puedes disfrutar de deliciosos platillos como el marisco pargo y el pulpo, todos preparados con ingredientes frescos de la zona y sazonados con sabores tropicales. La combinación de la brisa marina y la comida exquisita hace de este restaurante un lugar imperdible para aquellos que deseen explorar la auténtica cocina costarricense junto al mar.

Top review
MelssaR
Dined on May 29, 2024
This was an amazing meal. The service was incredible- and our waiter even though was new he was attentive and knowledgeable. Our meals were incredible and our seats were under a pavilion but within feet of the ocean absolutely spectacular.
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