RESTAURANT AT VISTA DEL PARAISO

Vista del Paraiso is a hotel and restaurant nestled up in the hills of Nosara just outside of Playa Guiones a bit. They offer one of the best views in the area, and Debbie, the owner, is super friendly and a great chef.

Price: $$$

Cuisine:  American

Chef Recommends: The whole menu is great, and very eclectic, but we like the Beef Tenderloin layered, with grilled pineapple and Danish bleu cheese.

Phone:  2682-0637

Website:  www.paradiseviewvillas.com

 

RESTAURANT AT 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 tourists, for it’s good food, great drinks, relaxed atmostphere, and live music. Stop in Tuesday nights for the Head High Band.

Price: $$

Cuisine: American / Latin

Chef Recommends: The menu is quite expansive, and offers plenty of options, but we really like the veggie burger.

Phone: 2682-0450, 2682-0259

Website: www.thegildediguana.com

DOS LORENAS RESTAURANT

Dos Lorenas Restaurant is located just behind the Supermarket of the same name, barely south of Playa Guiones. The resident chef, Marcos, is one of the best in the area and is known for serving up a variety of dishes, all with a Tico twist. Their expansive menu also features many items at a fair price.

Price: $$

Cuisine: American / Latin

Chef Recommends: Lomito con Jalapeno (Steak in a creamy jalapeno sauce)

 

IL BASILICO

Il Basilico is a laid back restaurant on the south end of Playa Guiones known for their pizzas. They also feature a full menu with tico dishes and pastas, as well as live music on Thursday nights as well.

Price: $$

Cuisine: American / Italian / Latin

Chef Recommends: Basilico Pizza

Phone: 2682-1472

 

RESTAURANT AT CASA TUCAN

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

Price: $$$

Cuisine: American / Latin

Chef Recommends: Nachos

Phone: 2682-0113

Website: www.casatucanhotel.com

 

RESTAURANT AT ALMOST PARADISE

Almost Paradise is known for their great food, ocean views, and laid back jungle vibe. This one is quite hard to pass up. Combine all these with a super-friendly and welcoming staff, and you can see why the place is so popular.

Price: $$$

Cuisine: American

Phone: 2682-0173

Website: www.almostparadise-nosara.com

 

LA LUNA RESTAURANT

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

Price: $$$

Cuisine: American / Latin

Chef Recommends: Tres Leches Dessert

Website: Facebook/LA-LUNA

 

PANCHO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant is located directly on-site at Pancho’s Resort in Playa Pelada and is known for their top-notch Mexican cuisine. A true favorite among locals and residents.

Price: $$

Cuisine: Latin

Chef Recommends: Beef Tacos

Phone: 2682-0591

Website: www.panchosresort.com

 

RESTAURANT AT L’ACQUA VIVA

The restaurant at L’Acqua Viva offers up great food, at an affordable price, in the stylish atmosphere of the L’Acqua Viva resort.

Price: $$$

Cuisine: American / Latin

Chef Recommends: Panini with fries

Website: www.lacquaviva.com

 

RESTAURANT AT HARMONY HOTEL

The restaurant and bar at the Harmony Hotel is unique to Nosara in the way that it combines the aesthetics of ’70s surf culture, Brazillian modernism, and old school tropical resorts into a casual atmosphere. They serve up a wide range of cuisine with a focus on tropical and seafood dishes, and primarily use fresh, local, and organic ingredients.

Price: $$$$

Cuisine: American / Italian / Latin / Vegetarian

Chef Recommends: Tuna Sandwich – Seared fresh tuna and a ginger and lemon mayonaise, served with yucca chips and green salad.

Phone: 2682-4114

Website: www.harmonynosara.com