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Ponciana, Las Catalinas, Guanacaste

Ponciana

4.6
4.6
32 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Ponciana is Santarena Hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, inspired by Summers in the Mediterranean and joie de vivre. Ponciana sources its unique Costa Rican dishes from ingredients found in the sea, mountains, and farms. A social and cultural space where people gather to eat, drink, and socialize. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the restaurant or cocktails at the bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Gin and Tonic Reception Thu 4:45 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    2106 1500 ext. 1062
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Federico Lizano
  • Private party facilities
    Santarena Hotel is here to make any occasion you dream up, come true. We have 8 flexible event spaces perfect for large events, small intimate gatherings, and everything in between. Corporate retreats, networking gatherings, conferences, sports retreats, weddings, and life celebrations, are just a few of the events we are used to hosting. Between our renowned cuisine and state of the art technology, we can help you plan every little detail. Unique indoor and outdoor spaces are coupled with exemplary service throughout, making the Santarena Hotel an ideal base for business and social events. Our inspiring and versatile range of facilities are fully equipped with the latest technology and an array of thoughtful amenities to seamlessly serve special gatherings. Events range from team building trips and corporate retreats to sophisticated weddings and more. Its 8 flexible venues cover more than 4,806 square feet.
  • Neighborhood
    Brasilito / Playa Flamingo
  • Cross street
    Camino Las Catalinas
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Costa Rica

    Kid-friendly

  • Costa Rica

    Good for groups

  • Costa Rica

    Healthy

  • Costa Rica

    Great for fine wines

  • Costa Rica

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Costa Rica

    Romantic

  • Costa Rica

    Great for scenic views

  • Costa Rica

    Good for special occasions

  • Costa Rica

    Lively

  • Guanacaste

    Best Ambiance

  • Guanacaste

    Good for groups

  • Guanacaste

    Healthy

  • Guanacaste

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Guanacaste

    Romantic

  • Guanacaste

    Great for scenic views

  • Guanacaste

    Good for special occasions

  • Guanacaste

    Lively

32 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal with Ponciana. The hotel and development around the restaurant were very beautiful. Crispy artichoke app was amazing. I enjoyed the Burrata salad and Trout. Delicious!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crispy Artichoke appetizer and Seafood Risotto were amazing!

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  3. ReneeH

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, stunning decor and food was fresh and delicious!

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  4. VAFoodieMom

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food that we got was outstanding, but they were out of a lot of things the night we were there--the focaccia, pizza, artichokes, and more. We asked for a list of wines by the glass and listed three different reds and whites on the spot. I don't know if they didn't have a list or the waiter didn't want to bother getting it. It's a beautiful space and the cocktails, food and wine were delicious, but it was just kind of an odd night. Maybe they had just had a busy week or night and ran out of a bunch of stuff, but it was odd and frustrating. I'd probably still recommend it.

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  5. RobertL

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very nice It was a little tricky to get silverware at one point and had to snatch from another table otherwise would have been all 5’s

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Beautiful area. Service was a bit slow.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  8. Monica

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing vegetarian & vegan options, but food execution wasn’t always the best! Overall great ambience & service and the cocktails were so so good.

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  9. TaniaA

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious place to eat in Guanacaste, have an important date or outing. I highly recommend the Di Nona foccacia, a delicious combination and the grilled meat with mushroom risotto is SPECTACULAR.

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  10. petera123

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable dining experience. Service was earnest, menu not overly ambitious. But errors in the kitchen happened and the trout seemed to be fried. Beef carpaccio was under mushrooms and arugula, just unusual, but tasty.

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FAQs

Ponciana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2106 1500 ext. 1062.

Ponciana is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ponciana

Sugar Beach Rd, Las Catalinas, Guanacaste 50304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Camino Las Catalinas
  • Neighborhood
    Brasilito / Playa Flamingo
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Gin and Tonic Reception Thu 4:45 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Federico Lizano
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    2106 1500 ext. 1062
  • Private party facilities
    Santarena Hotel is here to make any occasion you dream up, come true. We have 8 flexible event spaces perfect for large events, small intimate gatherings, and everything in between. Corporate retreats, networking gatherings, conferences, sports retreats, weddings, and life celebrations, are just a few of the events we are used to hosting. Between our renowned cuisine and state of the art technology, we can help you plan every little detail. Unique indoor and outdoor spaces are coupled with exemplary service throughout, making the Santarena Hotel an ideal base for business and social events. Our inspiring and versatile range of facilities are fully equipped with the latest technology and an array of thoughtful amenities to seamlessly serve special gatherings. Events range from team building trips and corporate retreats to sophisticated weddings and more. Its 8 flexible venues cover more than 4,806 square feet.
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