Dining And Private Chefsdine in or dine out

Where Do We Eat?

In our experience making so many arrangements, here is how most guests handle their meals.

Upon arrival, we will arrange for dinner at one of our favorite little restaurants and set up transportation to and from. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like going out, your concierge can help provide you with options for delivery!

The next morning a quick trip to the local grocery store for supplies, snacks and beverages, so that you can personally see our selection and make your own choices.

Breakfast: “Out or In” – There are several restaurants nearby for those who prefer going out or many of our guests enjoy preparing a light breakfast right in their villas; fruit, breads, cereal, yogurt, etc. are available at our local stores as well as eggs and breakfast meats.

Lunch: usually “Out” – During the day, most guests are not around the villa (usually at the beach, the national park, exploring Quepos or on the zip lines or jet skis), so they have lunch out (many tours include either breakfast or lunch).

Dinners: Usually “Out and In” – It’s great to have a private chef for a few dinners while you are here; the special service is fun and the food is delicious! Some guests enjoy the fun of cooking a dinner or two in the villa themselves. We also have so many great, little open air restaurants nearby, our guests enjoy sampling them too. We will offer suggestions plus handle the reservations and transportation (if needed).

  • Cafe Agua Azul

    Lunch, Dinner

    One of the best daytime views in the area! Only 10 tables and always busy. Sandwiches, burgers, nachos, and amazing dinner specials with a great mix of people! This is our favorite restaurant. Your hosts: Meli, Orlando, and Carolina

  • Cafe Milagro

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The “Starbuck’s” of Manuel Antonio and one of our all around favorites! A real international meeting spot focused on coffee, baked goods and full breakfasts. Great lunches too. At night, Cafe Milagro transforms from a coffee house into a bistro style restaurant complete with an amazing menu and a fun bar.

  • Emilio’s Cafe

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    A Mediterranean style coffee house with fresh croissants, bagels, waffles, french toast, Eggs Benedict and then some! Not to mention fresh brewed coffee and espresso. This is the perfect spot to sit with a morning brew and enjoy amazing views of the coastline. Great lunches and very creative dinners.

  • Varuna Plant-Based Food & Juice Bar

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    A 100% vegan juice bar and restaurant offering a wonderful variety of savory bowls, zoodles, bites to share, raw desserts, fresh juices, smoothie bowls, and more.  We have tried most of their dishes and everything is fresh and delicious!

  • El Lagarto


    If you’re hungry and looking for something very unique, this one is for you! Everything on the menu is cooked over a wood fired grill; beef, fish, pork, chicken and vegetables. The flavor is amazing and the portions large, the sunset ocean views are spectacular.

  • Falafel Bar

    Lunch, Dinner

    A healthy choice for Mediterranean food, Falafel bar is right across the street from Tulemar. The menu includes vegetarian and vegan options. Their pita bread is baked fresh daily.

  • Ape Bar

    Happy Hour, Dinner

    Ape bar is a wonderful option for happy hour and dinner. Just half a block away from Tulemar, this nice place will offer you great tapas and a Mediterranean menu, wonderful cocktails, and fun music in an eclectic social ambiance.

  • Indian Food Options

    Lunch, Dinner

    We have three options for Indian food in the area, and we haven’t decided which is our favorite yet. Each is special, so please ask your concierge for the latest reviews from our staff and guests to help you choose.

  • Marina Pez Vela

    Lunch, Dinner

    Experience the Marina in Quepos: a variety of great restaurants, all with views of the waterfront and marina. Stroll through the quaint shops. We can arrange a round trip shuttle for free! Ask your concierge to make those arrangements and for recommendations on the best restaurant for you. Cuba Libre, Runaway Grill (bar + restaurant), and Agave Mexican Seafood are our favorite options.

Dining & Private Chefs

We can provide a personal chef for one special meal or for all of your meals, whichever you choose!

We have selected private chefs that our guests love. Guests consistently rate the private chef experience as one of the highlights of their trip. Let us know the dates you’re interested in, and we’ll let you know which chefs are available and provide their menus. You can choose which chef you prefer (or maybe several!). They will then do the shopping, prepare and serve your meals, and leave the kitchen spotless. The chefs can even work with any dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just be sure to let us know.

The service fee varies and depends on which and how many meals you select. Please ask your concierge to provide you with the cost. In addition you’ll reimburse the chef for the actual cost of the groceries, based upon the menu(s) you choose. Some typical options that our guests can choose from:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Or you can choose the following and request a weekly rate:  14 meals (7 breakfasts and 7 dinners).  Lunch can be an add on.

All Private Chef services are subject to the Value Added Tax (VAT) of 13%.

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