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. If you don’t feel like going out, we can even have pizza delivered!
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 including the Tule Café located on site. Many 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).
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. The service can be a little slow, but relax and watch the show in the kitchen!
The “Starbuck’s” of Manuel Antonio and one of our all around favorites! The “hub” of morning activity where locals and tourists mingle. 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. Live background music 7 nights a week and an eclectic crowd. Patio and cafe dining areas. Gift shop too! Take home Milagro’s famous coffee!
Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Experience the new Marina in Quepos: a variety of great restaurants, all with views of the waterfront and marina. Stroll thru 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.
Gabriella’s (Steakhouse) – Runaway Grill (bar + restaurant) – Z Seafood – Mercato di Porto (Italian cuisine) – Sunrice (Japanese) – Falafel Bar (Middle Eastern).
Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Don’t miss this one and don’t let the location scare you. This little “locals’ secret” is an experience. It sits by itself on a mountain ridge overlooking the ocean, so a sunset happy hour and dinner can be a good combination. Excellent food at good prices (seafood / steaks / chicken / pasta). The service can be slow and mostly in Spanish, but “gringos” are welcome and usually make up the majority of the guests.
Happy Hour, Lunch
Right across from the main beach in Manuel Antonio, Marlin is an excellent spot for people watching. A great, inexpensive menu with everything from burgers to sandwiches to Mexican and local favorites. Great for breakfast too.
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
A Mediterranean style coffee house with fresh croissants, bagels, waffles, french toast, Eggs Benedict, omelets, 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! A huge selection of homemade deserts. Live music several nights a week. This is our “San Francisco style, peace, love, yoga, hippie cafe” and you’ll love it!
Dinner, Happy Hour
Established in 1975, Barba Roja is the longest-operating business in the area. Fun and festive with a lively crowd! There is always something going on here. Diverse menu with steaks, seafood, burgers, and even sushi. Don’t miss their dinner specials during the week!
Located In Tulemar, Lunch
Sit under the palms with your feet in the sand. Casual beachfront lunches, snacks and drinks. The menu includes light, hearty, and traditional choices such as salads, ceviche, quesadillas, burgers, and fish specials plus items for the kids. Great drinks too! Sign the check to your villa.
Open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Breakfast, Dinner, Happy Hour, Located In Tulemar, Lunch
Tulemar’s Full Service Restaurant.
From early morning until well after sundown, the TULE CAFE is Tulemar’s exclusive, full-service restaurant. Situated adjacent to our original resort pool, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks and drinks. Enjoy great views and refreshing ocean breezes. Sunsets are spectacular!
Dining & Private Chefs
We can provide a personal chef for one special meal or for all of your meals, whichever you choose!
We have three private chefs that our guests love. We will send menus in advance and 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 for each chef will be included with the menus, but here is a general guide for 4-8 people, plus the cost of groceries, based upon the menu you choose:
- Breakfast – $50
- Lunch – $70
- Dinner – $120 to $160
- Full day – $180
- All Meals for the Week (up to 21 meals) – from $800