Restaurants in Nosara

Nosara has by far the greatest concentration of good, quality restaurants in Costa Rica from vegetarian and healthy food to tasty meat dishes. The principal reason is a very high dine-out market and the large traffic of different people who comes every week for vacations.

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Gilded Iguana:

The restaurant and bar at Gilded Iguana is as much a staple of Guiones as the hotel itself. A popular hangout among residents and returning tourist, for it's good food, great drinks, relaxed atmosphere and live music. Stop in Tuesday night's for the Head High Band.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris go left on the main road. Follow it for half kilometer and take the first left, then take the second entrance to the right and follow the signs to the Gilded Iguana.Cuisine: American, Latin Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-0450

La Luna:

La Luna is a great place to go for a sunset dinner, as they are situated right on the beach, and all tables are right there with a view of Playa Peladas waves. They have a well-trained, friendly staff, combined with high-quality food.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris, turn left onto the main road heading towards Nosara. Continue in this direction until you reach the Pelada 5-points. Turn left and stay right all the way to the beach where La Luna is located.Cuisine: American, Latin. Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-0122

Harbor Reef:

On-site at Harbor Reef Surf Resort is a pool-side restaurant renowned for local fare from farm and sea, a fully stocked bar with swim-up access and live music and a roof-top smoothie bar. The Reef Restaurant is updated daily to reflect the freshest, finest ingredients available. Stop by and meet the new chef Raechelle, who also owns and operates Baby Rae's Home Cooking private catering.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris head down the road towards the beach. Make the last left before the beach parking lot, and follow the signs to Harbor Reef, which will be on your left just past the Beach Dog Cafe.Cuisine: American, latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-1000

Harmony Hotel Restaurant:

The Harmony's restaurant showcases the bounty of the Nosara area. Located in a region full of farms, fisherman and fruit trees. They use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible and work with producers who share their sustainable values. They also source produce from their very own nearby farm. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner (including an amazing sushi menu) in a open-air restaurant that has a 15-seat bar where the bartenders makes mind-blowing mocktails and cocktails.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris head down the road and follow it for 400 meters. Harmony will be on your right side across from Casa Tucan.Cuisine: American, latin, vegetarian. Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-4154

Casa Tucan:

The restaurant at Casa Tucan is a super laid back pool-side restaurant and bar, with a wide selection of food and drinks. They are known for their great atmosphere, nachos, live music, and surf photography slide shows on a projection screen. Conveniently located.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris head down the road towards the beach. Follow it for 400 meter and Casa Tucan will be on your left, just before Plaza Guiones.Cuisine: American, Latin Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-0113Robin's: Robin's is a small outdoor cafe located right in the center of Playa Guiones. They feature many healthy made, fresh foods, such a sandwiches and wraps, also homemade ice cream and fresh fruit sorbet. A favorite among residents.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris, head down the road and just walk a few steps to the left and you're there.Cuisine: American, vegetarian. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-0615Cafe de Paris: This nice restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have bakery, pool, internet access, billiards room and basketball court. Enjoy the exquisite cuisine which is prepared with the freshest products every day, their menu includes a wide variety of Vegetarian choices, French and typical Costa Rican meals.

How to get there:

Located in the hearth of Guiones, in front of Coconut Harry's Surf Shop. Cuisine: French, Latin, vegetarian. Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-0087

Beach Dog:

Beach Dog is a designated surfer destination, given it's the closest spot from the beach to grab some coffee and grub. The friendly, laid back staff serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner five nights a week at a fair price. They also have a wide variety of vegetarian and gluten free meals.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris head down the road towards the beach. Take the last left before the beach parking lot, and Beach Dog Cafe will be just on your left hand.Cuisine: American, Latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-1239

Il Basilico:

Il Basilico is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in town known for their delicious pizzas. They also feature a full menu with Costa Rican dishes and pastas, as well as live music on Thursday nights. Located on the south end of Playa Guiones.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris turn right onto the main road. Follow this route for about 11/2 km and Il Basilico will be on your left just past the Nosara Yoga Institute.Cuisine: Italian, Latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-1472

Marea Brava:

Marea Brava offers a delicious fusion menu; each of their dishes is an explosion of flavors. They also have a wide variety of Costa Rican meals as casados and ceviche, as well as sushi on Friday and Saturday.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris turn right onto the main road. Follow this route for about 11/2 km and Marea Brava will be on your left just past Il Basilico Restaurant.Cuisine: Fusion, Latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-0154

La Dolce Vita:

This Italian restaurant offers the freshest fish in town, they are also known for their delicious pasta and gnocchi. It's absolutely one of the best Italian restaurants in town. Roberto the owner is an incredible host that will make you feel at home immediately. The value if what you get there is tremendous and is great for any special occasion.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris turn right onto the main road. Follow this route for about 2km and La Dolce Vita will be on your right side just past Dos Lorenas Supermarket.Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-0107

Dos Lorenas:

Owned by locals is a great restaurant for people who want something more cultural, is known for serving up a variety of dishes, all with a Tico style.How to get there: From Cafe de Paris take a right onto the main road, follow this route for approximately 2km. Dos Lorenas will be on your left, just before Dolce Vita.Cuisine: American, Latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-1163

Marlin Bill's:

This restaurant is an American and seafood style restaurant with an ocean view located in the heart of Playa Guiones. They are known for their burgers and fresh fish caught by Bill which is the owner.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris make a left, the entrance for Marlin Bill's is directly to left Coconut Harry's and market by a large sign. From the entrance point, head up the hill to the parking area.Cuisine: American Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-0458

Giardino Tropicale:

The Restaurant at Giardino Tropicale serves up an eclectic mix of different cuisines, including fresh seafood, their famous wood-fired pizzas, all at a reasonable price. Their chefs are bilingual, and have been trained professionally abroad to high standards. Lunch and Dinner is served.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris head left, go straight for about half kilometer or so, and take your first left. Giardino Tropicale will be just on your right.Cuisine: Italian, American, Latin. Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-4000

Rosie's Soda Tica:

Rosie's Soda Tica is a diner style eatery serving up traditional Costa Rican food at a fair and low price. Although the pace can get a bit hectic, it is only due to the quality, fair priced food. The vibe remains laid back and relaxed, and you will only encounter smiling faces during your dining experience.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris take left, Rosie's is located just a few meters to the left of Coconut Harry's, next to the National Rent a Car.Cuisine: Latin Price: $ Phone: 2682-0728

Dos Pochotes:

This nice restaurant owned by Chef Josep (Pepe) Bernades, serves up fresh Asian food. Their menu includes items as Pad Thai, Vietnamese pho, and all fish caught locally in Garza. Pochote is the name of a specific tree local to Costa Rica, one Pochote tree have grown against the corner of the restaurant and has been incorporated into the architecture of the building.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris take left on the main road. Follow it for half kilometer and go the first left, then take the second entrance to the right it's located next to Gilded Iguana Restaurant.Cuisine: Asian Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-0217

Kaya Sol:

Their menu is diverse as customers who travel from all reaches of the globe to dine at Kaya Sol. With the largest selection of vegetarian fare as well as creative preparations of local meats, they have something for everyone. The daily specials are sure to please even the most experienced palates and their kids menu designed by a nine year old child, Kaya herself is guaranteed to bring you a smile. You will see their large portions that are especially for hungry surfers.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris take left on the main road. Follow it for half kilometer and take the first left, then take the second entrance to the right and follow the signs to Kaya Sol which it's on the right hand side.Cuisine: American, Latin. Price: $$ Phone number: 2682-1459

Lagarta Lodge:

The Lagarta Lodge semi-openair Restaurant is well known for its local and international specialties and the spectacular view of the coastline and the hills. Enjoy this unforgettable view during your meals. Refreshing cocktails, cool drinks and an assortment of specialty appetizers in a very romantic atmosphere and the most beautiful sunset in Nosara. For dinner there is a wide a-la-carte choice including house specialties of fresh fish and many other seafood as well as an excellent wine selection.

How to get there:

From Cafe de Paris turn left following signs to Pelada , continue in this direction until you reach the Pelada 5-points. Turn left following the signs to Lagarta Lodge, this road climbs the hill with several turns but is well market with signs to Lagarta Lodge. The Lodge is on top of the ridge on your right.Cuisine: American, Latin. Price: $$$ Phone number: 2682-0035